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General Maximo Gomez Y Baez – Autograph Letter Signed 01/17/1898

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MAXIMO GOMEZ The military strategist, who fought for Cuban independence for over 40 years, sends a wartime letter to his daughters expressing how much he misses them, gives them some news and wishes them a happy New Year Manuscript Letter Signed: “M. Gomez” in iron gall ink. 8×9½. Fully Translated in English: ” ‘Los Hoyos’ Sti Etus, January 17, 1898. Ladies Castula y Lola Borrero, Puerto Plata. Dear Daughters: On August 3 of last year, with a delay of almost six months, I received the lovely letters from you, which I have read and whose content I have examined minutely. I am replying to you on this same date trying to disappear all the difficulties you have had to encounter and that are referred in your letters. You don’t worry because I believe everything will be taken care of. I write you every time I can and assume you have received some of my letters. Lately I received a letter from Mariano that pleasantly surprised me, he wrote me about his arrival to the beaches of Camaguey. He said he wishes to be by my side, and I feel the same way, but I asked him to wait until I was able to find a way to do it. I will never forget you and it is useless to say again that I will take care of your issue with the interest [illegible] with Mariano in Camaguey. I will procure to consider your recommendations. The news regarding the time that Fula spent in Monte Cristy with her family have made me very happy. I conclude for today but not without wishing you a happy New Year. Your most loved friend, M. Gomez” Dominican Major General Maximo Gomez (1836-1905) was initially trained as an officer of the Spanish Army at the Zaragoza Military Academy, originally arriving in Cuba as a cavalry Captain in the Spanish Army before taking up the rebel cause in 1968. Gomez famously helped transform the Cuban Army’s military tactics and strategy, teaching the guerrilla independence f… More information available. Please contact us if you have questions. HFSID 217445
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