BOLIVAR, SIMON Letter signed to Jayme Hamilton inviting him the Angostura Congress.
Angostura: 14 February 1819. One page letter in Spanish signed "Bolivar," addressed to Jayme (James) Hamilton, with integral blank, the verso and the integral blank with an English translation of Bolivar's letter and a copy of Hamilton's return letter, these presumably in Hamilton's hand. 9 3/8 x 7 inches (24 x 18.5 cm). Remnants of mounting to verso, folds, spotting and small stains.
This letter to Hamilton is an invitation to participate in the Congress of Angostura, Venezuela's second legislative congress (the first was 1811), and Bolivar writes (in translation:) "So august a ceremony will receive an additional solemnity ... if you would be pleased to give proof of the interest you take in the happiness of Venezuela." This letter sold Sotheby's London, 20 November 1990, lot 376.
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