LUKBAN TO LOCAL PRESIDENTE OF KATUBIG, SEPTEMBER 18, 1900
[Original in Spanish. D.S. P. 1. R., 502.8.]
SEPTEMBER 18, 1900.
To the Local Presidente of Katubig.
This Government applauds in a special manner the impulses and
patriotism of the inhabitants of the pueblo under your worthy charge
and on that account, as Governor of the Province and General in Chief
of the same, I have ordered entered in the book of operations the work
which you ("VV." plural referring to the people.-TR.) undertook to
carry out in order that it may be put in the foreign newspapers and in
the pages of our history, and that you may make the inhabitants acquainted
with this deed.
You and your people directed the cannon against the steamer and
caused the same to sink, and it once having sunk the enemy were obliged
to swim, and while the enemy were swimming you caused the said
enemy to receive a rain of arrows whose points were covered with "dita"
(a native poison.-TR.) Immediately you reloaded the cannon with
great rapidity and again discharged it against the small boats which
the enemy had entered and in this manner were able to take many
arms and prisoners.
Also in order to cause the destruction of the steamer, you directed
your cannon where you believed the boiler to be in order that in its turn
this should burst, and once burst it would be one more means toward
the destruction of the enemy.
I hope the present felicitation and order will fittingly acknowledge
your interest, activity and patriotism.
Governor and General in Chief.
MATUGUINAO, September 18, 1900.
[SEAL.] Politico-Military Government, Samar.