Rafael Ramírez de Arellano, Proclama los verdaderos hijos de la nacion, son los amigos de la Constitucion. Lima,[1813].


This pamphlet, issued in January of 1813 shortly after the promulgation of the constitution of 1812, lauds that document and encourages its popular support. While throughout South America, popular opinion was mixed, in Peru, the oldest Spanish territory on the continent, and long its most politically and economically important as well, the constitution was well received. Even after Fernando’s return to the throne in 1814 and his revocation of the constitution and attempt to reassert absolutist rule, Peru remained largely Royalist.