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Bolivar's resignation letter to the people of Columbia...

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March 13, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 13, 1830 

* Resignation of Simon Bolivar 
* Venezuela independence leader

Inside has: "The Liberator to the Colombians" which is a letter signed in type: Bolivar, and begins: "Colombians! this day I cease to command you. I have served you in quality of a soldier and a magistrate. In that long period we have reconquered the country, liberated three republics, and suppressed many civil war..." and ending with: "...Hear my last words on terminating my political career...I beg you...to continue united, lest you should become the assassins of the country & your own executioners." (see)
Also inside: "Memorial of the Cherokee Indians" which takes over a full page, beginning: "The undersigned memorialists humbly make known to your honorable bodies that they are free citizens of the Cherokee nation. Circumstances of late occurrence have troubled our hearts..." which likely relates to the "Trail of Tears". This is followed by: "Georgia and the Indians" which takes over a full page.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/4 inches, nice condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. Wikipedia notes: "Niles...Register (was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War