DELGADO TO LOCAL PRESIDENTES, OCTOBER 29, 1899
[Original in Spanish. D.S. P.I.R. 1172.6.]
Stamp: Philippine Government P. M. Government of Iloilo.
Under date of October 29 last, the following communication was sent
to the Local Presidentes of the towns of Lambunao, Kalinog, Janinay, Pototan,
Dingle and Dueñas:-
"Very urgent.-To the local Presidentes mentioned in the margin.-In
order that at a given moment we may count upon means with which to
meet the indispensable needs of the troops, thus avoiding a fatal demoralization
in which the first victims would be the towns, you will upon receipt
of this communication place within the town, subject to the orders of the
Government, two hundred cavanes of rice and ten cows, which you will
demand of the wealthy residents, as a contribution of war. Inform me of
compliance with this order, so that it may also be considered as a special
service rendered by your respective towns to the country, as I will also
enforce the responsibility, in the event of non-compliance. Let this be
forwarded from one town to the other, and the last one return it to me,
with the endorsements of all."
Which I transcribe to you for your information and guidance.
God preserve you many years.
KABATUAN, November 2, 1899.
(Signed) MARTIN DELGADO,
P. M. Governor.
The Councillor of Finance, JUAN BAUTISTA CONFESOR, Kabatuan.