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A letter signed by Jose de San Martin. The letter is Dated August 13, 1821, just weeks before on 12 July 1821, after seizing partial control of Lima, San Martín was appointed Protector of Peru, and Peruvian independence was officially declared on 28 July. In fine condition.

Here is a translation: the letter was to Lord Thomas Cochrane 

Lima August 13, 1821.

 My Lord. I ex officio answer to you about the unpleasant business of payments to the Squadron, which causes you and me essential annoyance, because it is not possible to do everything you want. I have nothing to add, other than to protest that I have not looked at, nor will I ever look at, with the slightest indifference, anything that relates to you: I told you in Valparaiso that your fate would be the same as mine, and I believe I have given proof. that my feelings have not stranded, nor can they vary, for the same reason that every day the significance of my actions is greater. No, my Lord, I do not view your affairs with indifference, and I would be sorry that I could not wait for you to become convinced of this very thing. If, despite everything, you decided to take the side that you suggested to me in the conference we had just now, this would be a conflict for me that I would not be able to avoid. But I hope that by entering into my feelings, you will consummate the work that you have begun, and on which our common destiny depends. Goodbye my Lord: repeats deV. with the most sincere appreciation your eternal friend. Jose de San Martin.

 Before the name of the addressee, the following note by another hand: Tomorrow morning five hundred rams will be in Chorrillos with orders for the Captain of the Galbarino to bring to the Squadron those it needs. OK. 

José de San Martín (25 February 1778 – 17 August 1850), known simply as José de San Martín or "the Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru", was an Argentine general and the primary leader of the southern and central parts of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire who served as the Protector of Peru.

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José de San Martín ALS
José de San Martín ALS
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $645.75
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Auction closed on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

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