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Caracas & Carthagena independence... rare mention of The Inquisition...



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February 1, 1812

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812  Page 7 has under the heading: "South America" which mentions the manifesto of Carthagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT STATE..." and continues: "The first fruit of freedom of Carthagena, was the abolition of the INQUISITION; in which city was the chief seat of the accursed tribunal for all the provinces of Terra Firma [Terra Firme]", that being the Spanish territory in north-central South America.
Page 8 has: "Caracas" which states in part: "Late accounts from their new republic announce the success of their cause and triumph of their principles."
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 10 inches, nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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