REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT MEETING, NOVEMBER 21, 1898
FIRST OF TWO MEETINGS FOR THE DAY
[Original in Spanish. D.S. P.I.R., Books C.8.]
JARO [PANAY], November 21st, 1898.
In the town of Jaro on the 21st of November, 1898, the Officials
of the Revolutionary Government met in session at 8 o'clock p.m., under
the Presidency of citizen Roque Lopez, and resolved to submit the following
matters to the discussion and approval of the Government:
1. To request from the Council on Reforms and from the Vicar
General (Provisor) the sum offered in the agreement for the suspension
of hostilities as indemnity for buildings burned by the Spanish troops,
and request, also, from said Vicar General the funds of the church offered
2. To order the gathering of all Revolutionary funds now scattered
throughout the Province.
3. To inform the public that henceforward no one is to deliver
any gift of money to any agent or collector who is not directly and duly
authorized by this Government.
4. To direct a severe note to the Council of Reforms of the Spanish
Government calling on them to comply strictly with the conditions agreed
5. Statement of damage done the towns of Molo and Jaro by the
Spanish war ships in these waters, and also of acts of piracy committed
by the crews of the same.
6. Immediate protest against the acts mentioned in the foregoing
7. To appoint the Councilor of State as a Commissioner of this
Government to treat with the Central Revolutionary Government of Manila
in our name, and to request at the same the approval or amendment
of the constitution of this Government in accordance with notes
and instrutcions which will be treated of at another session.
8. To appropriate for travel expenses of the Councilor of State,
while acting as Commissioner, the sum of 700 pesos.
9. That Thursdays and Saturdays, at 6 p. m., be declared meeting
days, and that resolutions passed at one meeting be approved at the
next, be they ordinary sessions or extraordinary.
10. To appoint a Vice Secretary to assist the General Secretary in
his work and to act for him in case of sickness or absence; the name
of citizen Florencio Tarrosa being proposed for this place.
After extended deliberation the Council decided to approve the foregoing
in all its parts.
There being no further business before the meeting, the session was
closed and these minutes signed by all present, to which I, the secretary,
(Signed) ROQUE LOPEZ,
(Signed) VICENTE FRANCO,
Councilor of Gov't.
(And six others.)