MATERIAL: Paper
TYPE: Documents (Loose)
COMPONENTS: 14 pages on 4 folding sheets; stitch holes; docketed on first page.
priceInfo: Estimate $400 - 600. Sale 2391 Lot 410. Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $250
ITEM ID: 3454

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Letter from War for Venezuelan independence

DATE
Year: 1822
Decade: 1820s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: 19 June 1822

A dramatic letter from the war for Venezuelan independence. Autograph Letter Signed by Nicolás de Mahy as Captain-General of Cuba to the Superintendant of the Army. Mahy passes on word from a commander in the Spanish navy that the besieged Spanish stronghold at Puerto Cabello was recently attacked by 2000 rebels under José Antonio Paez, that trade and communication by sea are becoming difficult, and that help is urgently needed from the Spanish forces in Cuba. Puerto Cabello was the last Spanish bastion in Venezuela, and would finally surrender in October 1823. 

ARTISTS
Name: Nicolás de Mahy
Type: Author