He learned many things during the springtime of his life, thanks to which… his winter days held a definite warmth
Having made a fortune with the price of his shares, he decided to sell out and relocate in Sucre. Among others, he was surely attracted by the climate, (it was certainly far milder than the typical five degrees on the Celsius scale of an ordinary Potosí day). It’s also possible that he grew tired of living at four thousand meters above the sea level, and for this reason, he opted out to a more conventional city.
Once established in the City of the Eternal Spring, Don Francisco, who was also he was in the Springtime of his life, dedicated himself to social, charitable work. His helping hand was legendary as he laboured relentlessly to assist the uncountable needy people, that were found so abundantly in those times of extreme poverty.
The scope of his actions was in no way restricted to the city of Sucre. Gradually, he extended the sphere of his humanitarian influence to the country in general, to that immense quantity of people, whom, after the Independence, found themselves dependent on the general state of abandonment in which the former Spanish colonies were inevitably were thrown.
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