MABINI TO DELGADO, APRIL 28, 1899
[Original in Spanish. Contemporary copy. P.I.R. 1094. 10]
APRIL 28, 1899.
Sr. Juan Perez Gonzalez, Major of Infantry, and Secretary of the
Headquarters of which Sr. Martin F. Delgado is the General in Chief.
Certifies: That in the archives of this Office, there is on file the
There is a stamp which says: Philippine Republic - Council of Government.
To General MARTIN F. DELGADO, Iloilo.
GENERAL: - By order of the President, Emilio Aguinaldo, I send to
you your appointment as Politico-Military Governor of the province and
the measures adopted by this national Government in view of the present
conditions. The Government has learned that a majority of the members
of the Federal Council have remained in the towns occupied by the American
forces, for which reason I believe the moment has come to dissolve
it, as the present state of the country demands the greatest unity possible
between all the Islands in order to repulse the foreign invasion.
When peace shall again reign and the national independence shall be assured,
a Regional Government better constituted could be established, when
the real Representatives of the Islands composing the Visayan group shall
We have directed General Diocno not to withdraw from you his efficient
assistance and that he recognize you as the Chief of operations
as long as the war lasts in that province. You can agree with him as
to the appointment of a Delegate to take charge of the Politico-Military
Government of Antique, or recognize the one elected by a mass meeting
of the "principales" of that province, all in a provisional character until
this Government shall give its approval.
The President has great faith in your ability and loyalty which have
been shown in an evident manner.
I greet you with the greatest affection and consideration.
SAN ISIDRO, April 28, 1899.
There is a stamp which says: Philippine Republican Government.