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#154 - Simon Bolivar

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“A testimony of gratitude for having helped Peru secure its freedom”

Partly-printed DS in Spanish, one page, 8.5 x 12.25, September 10, 1825. As president of Colombia, Bolivar sends a document to Leon Galindo to certify a medal awarded to him for the part he played in the victory at the Battle of Ayacucho. In part (translated): “I have come to send you this diploma so you can…always carry a testimony of gratitude for having helped Peru secure its freedom.” Nicely signed at the conclusion by Bolivar and countersigned by Felipe Santiago Estenos as minister general. Intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), scattered small stains, and other expected document wear, otherwise fine condition. Joseph Leon Galindo Camacho (1795–1865) arrived in upper Peru with Bolivar and fought with distinction in the battles of Junin and Ayacucho. In the latter battle, Galindo emerged as the victorious commander of the Bogota Battalion of the 2nd Colombian Division under Antonio Jose de Sucre, who was one of Bolivar’s closest friends and most trusted generals. The Battle of Ayacucho was the decisive military encounter during the war, securing the independence of Peru and ensuring the independence for the rest of South America. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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