Anuario Colombiano de Historia Social y de la Cultura
versão impressa ISSN 0120-2456
MUNOZ RODRIGUEZ, EDWIN ALEXANDER. Structure of Expenditure and Income in the Royal Treasury of Santafé, 1803-1815. Anu. colomb. hist. soc. cult. [online]. 2010, vol.37, n.2, pp. 45-85. ISSN 0120-2456.
The article analyzes the structure of expenditure and income of the Royal Treasury of Santafé, which was the treasury headquarters of the Viceroyalty of New Granada since it was founded in 1739, and played an important role in articulating the treasury overflows between surplus and shortfall bureaus during the Colonial period. The outbreak of independence and royalist movements in various regions of the Viceroyalty soon produced a fiscal crisis that involved the transformation of the funding mechanism of expenditure and the deepening of the crisis trends that had started in the last decades of the colonial period in some specific fields. The paper examines the nature of these changes by comparing the structure of expenditure and income in the last years of Colonial rule with the structure that they acquired during the years of the First Republic, between 1811 and 1815. Unpublished material derived from the accounts of the Royal Treasury of Santafé and the treasurer's bureau is used as source, including cuts and scores produced by the Royal Treasury between 1803 and 1815.
Palavras-chave : Independence; public finances; royal treasury; Royal Treasury of Santafé.