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    Simon Bolivar Singed Military Document as President of Colombia Partly-printed document signed, "Simon Bolivar," 8" x 11.5", Caracas, January 1, 1827. Just three years before the "Great Liberator's" death in 1830, Bolivar adds his bold signature with characteristic flourish to an award to Fernando Borjas, a captain in the infantry for meritorious service. Bolivar's name is decisively printed at the top adding the title: "LIBERTADOR PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA, &c. &c. &c." At the time, Bolivar was head of what was then known -- albeit briefly -- as Greater Colombia... consisting of present day Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Bolivar would declare himself dictator the next year and narrowly escaped an assassination attempt. After Venezuela and Ecuador seceded from the "union" in 1830, Bolivar resigned, disillusioned and in poor health. Overall, this boldly signed document is in excellent shape, save for a couple of tiny pin holes and very light soiling on the creases. A wonderful, scarce example. From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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