Bulletin of the Pan American Union Volume 28, Nos. 1-3
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...of Napoleon, upon their arrival in New Granada, were received everywhere with manifestations of bitter hostility, and on the 13th of September. 1808. war against Napoleon was declared. A year later, on the 11th of September. 1809, a Junta, or Assembly of Notables, met in Bogota, and 28 of their number, belonging to the most illustrious Granadine or Colombian families, took a radical stand in favor of greater liberty in South America. From this date events moved rapidly. By the middle of 1810 feeling between the partisans of the old Spanish absolutism and the advocates of constitutional freedom ran high, and a chance expression of contempt for the native-born South Americans which a Spaniard uttered in a small shop in Bogota on the 20th of July was enough to start a popular riot throughout the city. The Viceroy Amar, in order to appease the infuriated people, convoked an extraordinary cabildo or city council, of which one Don Jose Acavedo, who had already been proclaimed by the citizens as their representative, was a member. At his suggestion, while allegiance was still professed toward Ferdinand VII as the rightful sovereign of Spain, a Supreme Junta or Directory was nominated to assist the Viceroy Amar in the proper government of New Granada, and the names having been publicly announced to the (J.OOO or 7,000 hastily armed citizens surrounding the viceregal palace, the list was unanimously approved. The cardinal principle of the ride of the people was recognized in the composition of this Junta, which consisted not only of the members of the old Cabildo of Bogota (peninsular Spainards excluded), but of an equal number of deputies chosen by the people. The Viceroy and other royal authorities took solemn oaths to support the new central...
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