Letter from Anastasio Bustamante, Vice President of the United States of Mexico to Andres de Santa Cruz y Calahumana, President of the Republic of Bolivia, September 30, 1830 [Translation]

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Bustamante, Anastasio, 1780-1853, Carta de Anastasio Bustamante, el Vice presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos a Andres de Santa Cruz y Calahumana, Presidente de la Republica de Bolivia, 30 de septiembre 1830 (September 30, 1830)

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Title: Letter from Anastasio Bustamante, Vice President of the United States of Mexico to Andres de Santa Cruz y Calahumana, President of the Republic of Bolivia, September 30, 1830 [Translation]
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Author: Bustamante, Anastasio, 1780-1853
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Publication date: 2010-06-07
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Translation: This document is an English translation of the "Carta de Anastasio Bustamente, el Vicepresidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos a Andres de Santa Cruz y Calahumana, Presidente de la Republica de Bolivia, 30 septiembre, 1830." Translated by Cecilia Bonnor. The language of the original document is Spanish.
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Description: Handwritten document, 2pp. Signed document by A. Bustamante and by the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Lucas Alaman y Escalada. Bustamante assures the country of Bolivia, which had recently acquired its own independence from Spain, that Mexico and Bolivia's futures are largely interwoven.
Source(s): Bustamante, Anastasio, 1780-1853, Carta de Anastasio Bustamante, el Vice presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos a Andres de Santa Cruz y Calahumana, Presidente de la Republica de Bolivia, 30 de septiembre 1830 (September 30, 1830)
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Languages used in the text: English
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Keywords: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Bolivia--Politics and government--19th century
  • Mexico--Politics and government--19th century
  • Mexico. President (1837-1839: Bustamante)
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  • Mexico (nation)
  • Bolivia (nation)
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In exercising his executive power, the Vice President of the United States of Mexico hereby
offers greetings to the President of the Republic of Bolivia.

The series of successful events that have occurred in this Republic since the 4th to the 23rd
of December of 829Regularized:1829 will serve to inform Your Excellency by way of the correspondence that I
have instructed the Secretary of State and the Office of Domestic and Foreign Affairs to send to
those same offices in your country. As Vice President, I have been called upon to exercise
executive power in accordance with the dictates of our fundamental law. As a result of the
foregoing, on the 1st of January of this year, during which time the same law states that the
general congress must be in session, I have assumed the duties that I exercise at present.

My first task was to inform you of Mexico’s neighboring Republics, whose interests are
so similar as to require a close relationship. Similarly, the large distances and the lack of
communication between this nation and Bolivia have delayed the establishment of closer ties, the
development of which I have greatly desired with much satisfaction.

This objective will be


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achieved if the United States of Mexico and that Republic develop a close relationship. Indeed
such a relationship would be mutually beneficial for both countries and I am passionately
committed to the achievement of this objective.

May Your Excellency acknowledge the sincerity of my optimistic sentiments due to the
prosperity of that Republic as well as the affirmations of my very distinguished and true
friendship.

Given in the Federal Palace of Mexico on the thirtieth of September of eighteen hundred
thirty.
AnastoAnastasio BustamteBustamente
Lucas Alaman



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Date: 2010-06-07
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