DELGADO TO YUSAY, SEPTEMBER 22 1899
DELGADO TO LOCAL PRESIDENTES, SEPTEMBER 23 1899
[Original in Spanish. Contemporary copy. P.I.R. 1172.1.]
SEPTEMBER 23, 1899.
To the local presidentes of the towns mentioned in the margin.
Yesterday by virtue of a demonstration of the military element, I
assumed the command of this province, as General and Politico-Military
Governor of the same and General-in-Chief of the army, the government
of the Federal State of Visayas being hence dissolved.
For this reason I have decided to hold a mass meeting which will
take place at these Headquarters on the 28th instant, at 8 a. m., for the
election of three Councillors, one of Justice, one of Police, and one of
Finance, in accordance with instructions of our Honorable President of
Central Luzon, Sr. Emilio Aguinaldo. For which reason I take the liberty
of addressing you this, in order that you may attend said act in person
or through a representative, in case you arc unable to attend.
I also earnestly request you to ask the most prominent persons of
that province to attend this act.
P. M. Governor and General in Chief of this army.
[Original in Spanish. Contemporary copy. P.I.R., 1172.1.]
SEPTEMBER 22, 1899.
To the President of the Provincial Council.
Having taken possession of the office of Politico-Military Governor
conferred upon me by the Superior Military and Civil Chief of this Province,
and your functions being the same as mine, and consequently incompatible
with each other, I fulfill my duty in directing you to suspend
the discharge of your office, extending this suspension also to the Council
of which you are the President, until the Politico-Military Government
of this province shall be fully and definitely constituted.