Spain: Provisional Regency: 1823

Regencia provisional del Reino
11 Jun 1823 - 15 Jun 1823 Cayetano Valdés y Flores (Presidente)
11 Jun 1823 - 15 Jun 1823 Gabriel de Císcar y Císcar (x)
11 Jun 1823 - 15 Jun 1823 Gaspar de Vigodet
History:
Appointed by the Cortes at the last session held in Seville (11 Jun 1823), which declared King Fernando VII "morally incapacitated" in response to his refusal to move along with the constitutional government to Cádiz; was installed at about 23:00 11 Jun 1823 at the Palace of Archbishop, Seville; left Seville (12 Jun 1823) together with the king, who yielded to the pressure and marched to San Fernando (Isla de León, an island near Cádiz); upon the arrival of Fernando and his court to San Fernando (about 13:00 15 Jun 1823), the Regency issued a declaration [1] on renunciation of the powers conferred on that body by the Cortes. Information source: [2][3]

[1] The Regency communicated a letter (dated 14 Jun 1823, Puerto de Santa María) to the Cortes, informing them on their intention to resign authority, which was read out at the session of 15 Jun 1823 held at the Church of San Felipe Nery, Cádiz; a letter on definitive dissolution (dated 15 Jun 1823, San Fernando) was delivered to the session of 18 Jun 1823.
[2] Diario de las sesiones de Cortes celebradas en Sevilla y Cádiz en 1823 (Madrid: En la Imprenta Nacional, 1858). PP. 239-248.
[3] "Examen crítico de las revoluciones de España de 1820 a 1823 y de 1836" (Paris: En la Librería de Delaunay, en el Palacio Real, 1837). Tomo Primero. PP. 240-246.
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