FROM BAROTAC VIEJO TO NICOLAS ROSES, SEPTEMBER 16, 1900
[Original in Spanish. L.S. P.I.R., 1042.2.]
SEPTEMBER 16, 1900.
Sr. NICOLAS ROSES,
DEAR SIR: The object hereof is to inform you that the American
commander is offering me ten "Remington" rifles for the protection of
the town. I inform you hereof to ascertain whether it is advisable to
accept them without the town becoming responsible to the Americans
and at the same time I ask your advice as a friend; assure me that
the town will run no risk from our troops in accepting the said offer.
Your affectionate friend,
BAROTAC VIEJO, [PANAY] September 16, 1900.