When proclaiming the Sovereign Boards, theSouth American Creoles held three theses: The rejection of Napoleon's claims to America, the loyalty to Ferdinand VII and, most importantly, the illegitimacy of both Joseph Bonaparte and the colonial authorities appointed by the Spanish king, who no longer had any power. Quito was to be the first in the history of Spanish America to proclaim, on August 10, 1809, a government of its own, not appointed by the Crown. Soon they would proclaim their meetings, immediately, throughout 1810, Caracas (19/04), Buenos Aires (25/05), Bogota (20/07), and Santiago de Chile (18/08). In Mexico, the priest Hidalgo would give in the town of Dolores (Guanajuato, 16/08), the scream of independence moved exactly by the same ideals: "Long live the Virgin of Guadalupe! Down with the bad government! Long live Fernando VII! "