Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 13

Price Realized: $ 18,750
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Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
INCLUDES LETTER WRITTEN FROM BALIUAG DAYS BEFORE AMERICANS CAPTURED IT (PHILIPPINE-AMERICAN WAR.) AGUINALDO, EMILIO. Two items Signed, "EAguinaldo," as President: Autograph Letter, to Commanding General of Southern Luzón Baldomero Aguinaldo * Ink and red pencil drawing, map of battleground at Manila Bay. The letter, a memorandum, in Spanish, ordering plans for an attack on Pateros and elsewhere with General Pío del Pilar including the deployment of decoys at Guadalupe and elsewhere, ordering trenches to be built in Parañaque and elsewhere, ordering that special care be taken concerning the telegraph wire project, ordering the collection of spent shell casings in disguise as women if necessary, ordering weekly progress reports, ordering an edict to begin planting certain crops and forbidding their removal from the territory, ordering the fortification of the town of Silara[?] since that was Spain's target in the last revolution, advising not to attack at Laguna if it is truly under enemy control, ordering the urgent delivery of the $44,790 entrusted to General Trías, and ordering Mauser handguns with ammunition and dynamite and gunpowder to be sent to Baliuag. 4 pages, small 4to, written on a folded sheet; faint scattered foxing, horizontal folds. The drawing, map showing the roads and canals of Las Piñas and surroundings with indications of proposed trenches along the Zapote River and elsewhere, with holograph labels and instructions ("guerrillas that take the enemy flank, with horsemen who approach once the line has come under fire"), in Spanish. 2 pages, 12 1/4x8 1/2 inches, written on recto and verso of a single sheet; faint scattered foxing, folds. Baliuag, 22 April 1899

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With--A letterpress letterbook containing copies of 40 letters, most written by Aguinaldo during his exile in Hong Kong but in secretarial hand, many to important figures in the Philippine Revolution, including Baldomero Aguinaldo, Mariano Trías, Pedro Paterno, Isabelo Artacho, and Artemio Ricarte, in Tagalog and Spanish. Of the 500 leaves, most are blank. 4to, 1/2 morocco, markedly worn; faint scattered foxing throughout, each leaf with an incrementing numeral ink stamped at upper right of recto. Hong Kong, January-April 1898 Letter from former Director of Public Works of the Philippine Revolutionary Government Severino de las Alas to Emilio Aguinaldo, in Tagalog and Spanish. 2 pages, 8vo. San Isidro, 16 April 1899 Letter from "J.V.N." to former revolutionary Director of Communications José Vales, in Spanish, concerning delivery of military supplies including saltpeter, ammunition, tobacco and printing supplies, as well as the capture of steamboats and gunboats, and guidelines for the treatment of non-hostile foreigners. 4to, 10 pages. Aparri, 18 September 1899 Manuscript document in unknown hand, in Spanish, 9-point government memorandum outlining the appropriate treatment of notables in flight from American attacks. 1 page, 8vo. Np, [1899].
Provenance: Family of General George A. Dodd; thence to the current owner.