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)
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 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.
Given in the Federal Palace of Mexico on the thirtieth of September of eighteen hundred