ACEVILI TO LUKBAN, FEBRUARY 27, 1901
[Original in Spanish L S P.I.R., 1264.7.]
FEBRUARY 27, 1901.
GENERAL: I have the honor of communicating to you that I this day
received your honored communication number 7, dated the 6th instant, and
after having read it I have to inform you that with regard to the uprising
in Borongan, I am sorry to tell you that the outlook for its execution is
rather dark, as the town is filled with secret police who serve the enemy
body and soul, notwithstanding the attempts I have made to come to an
arrangement with various persons of said town who were away but who
had come in to surrender to the invader; all was in vain as the renegade
Magno Abenis used his influence and made them go to the American
Colonel. I had ordered said persons to go as secret police for the Americans
for the purpose of uprising at a propitious time, but I nevertheless intend
to carry out [this] by other licit means in spite of the great distrust of
the pacific people of the above-mentioned town by the enemy.
And with regard to the enemies who can be taken by the troops under
my orders, I will faithfully comply with your orders.
I have also received a small package of borax.
God preserve you many years.
CAMP OF OPERATIONS, February 27, 1901.
(Signed) I. ACEVILI, Major.
To the GENERAL AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMY, (Samar).