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Calle de San Andrés

Calle de San Andrés - Cartagena de Indias

Calle de San Andrés - Cartagena de Indias

In this street lived Don Manuel Somoyar y Troncoso with his family. Just before the pacifier Pablo Morillo kept the city under siege, Don Manuel was on a trip to the nearby village of Arjona. In his house had stayed his wife Doña Juana Castell y González. at the time Pablo Morillo arrived to the city, and José Prudencio Padillla went to visit Don Manuel and his family in Arjona during June.

Don Manuel had a lovely daughter called Ana Teresa, whom Padilla was very fond of. During the colonel's visit she complained she hadn't seen her mother in a long time, very sorry the colonel had the idea to have her write a letter for her mother on her birthday and he would personally deliver it.

On June 24th the colonel José Prudencio Padilla attacked during the night the spanish vessels at the bay and after defeating the spaniards and securing the plaza the colonel went to the Getsemaní neighborhood to San Andrés Street and delivered ana Teresas's letter directly to her mother.

On October 24th, Padilla visited the family again at the house in Getsemaní. He said to Ana Teresa: "Miss, I think you will be very satisfied with me", and she told him he had kept his word as a very brave gentleman and didn't know how to pay his favor. He only asked for the honor of kissing her hand and the mother told him not to push his luck again like he had done that night.



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