AMANS AND CABAŅAS TO LUKBAN, JUNE 21, 1901
[Original in Spanish. A.L.S. P.I.R., 1264.2 ]
JUNE 21, 1901.
To the Politico-Military Governor and Commander in Chief of this the
province of Samar.
In writing these lines I do not know how to express to you my ideas
on account of the difficulties under which I am laboring due to the gravity
of the situation in which I am placed at the present time.
Appointed by the town to fill a very delicate office, for which I
do not consider myself suited and which is contrary to my patriotic
sentiments, because I never have desired to recognize American sovereignty
which is attempting to trample our liberty under foot, and not
being able to disobey the voice [of the Americans?] that has appointed
me, I cannot tolerate it without first informing you as representative
of our respected government, the only one I recognize and which I
have sworn and will swear thousands of times, to defend, so that upon
the receipt hereof you will give me the instructions which I must
And in order that the commanders and officers may not have the
lightest lack of confidence in me, I earnestly request you to be kind
enough to inform them all, in order that they may recognize me as one
of the true lovers of the country, and in consequence the defender of our
God preserve you many years.
BASEY, June 21, 1901.
(Signed) PATRICIO AMANS,