JACOB ON TRIAL OF CONRADO MOSQUERA, SEPTEMBER 16, 1900
[Original in Spanish. A.L.S. P.I.R., 1160.3.]
DEAR SIR: I communicate to you in advance that the commander of
the American troops in this town has informed me that on the 19th
instant he intends to take me with them to Pototan in order to be present
at the trial of Conrado Mosquera and his two companions, who it
appears were taken prisoners of war at the engagement at Tinuquoan.
They are to be examined in my presence regarding the disappearance
of Lieutenant Esperidion. It is very painful for me to be obliged to go
with them, but what can I do as they compel me by force to go. I
want to bring to the attention of Headquarters that I am forced against
my will. I inform the headquarters of this zone hereof for the proper
God preserve you many years for our independence and liberty.
SEPTEMBER 16, 1900.
(Signed) J. JACOB.
P.S.-I request that this be transmitted to the superior heqdquarters
of the zone.