Did you know? A money bill from Venezuela conveying the link between Haiti and Venezuela.

Above: A money bill from Venezuela conveying the link between Haiti and Venezuela. Leger quotes a letter, dated February 1816, in which Simon Bolivar requests permission to give him the title Liberator, Here are some portions Bolivar’s letter as reported by Leger in Haiti, Her History and Her Detractors: Bolivar to Petion: “In my proclamation to the inhabitants of Venezuela and in the decrees I have to issue concerning the slaves, I do not know if I am allowed to express the feelings of my heart to your Excellency and to leave to posterity an everlasting token of your philanthropy. I do not know, I say, if I must declare that you are the author of our liberty. I beg Your Excellency to let me know his will on the matter.” #haiti #haitian #portauprince #haitihistory

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