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



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February 01, 1812

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812 

*  Carthagena's independence
*  Rare mention of The Inquisition
*  Report from Caracas re: their independence


Page 7 has under the heading "South America" mention of 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, plus more.
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, approximately 6 by 9 3/4 inches, very 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