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BRIGADIER GENERAL PIO ROSADO LORIE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/15/1878 - HFSID 218128

 

PIO ROSADO LORIE
The Brigadier General writes an important warm letter to friend Dr. Jose Mayner regarding the vicissitudes the Cuban Liberation Army was facing off and the plans to reverse it. He also refers to the good attitude and help of Prado and announcing the possibility of leaving New York and go to South America
Autograph Letter Signed: "P. Rosado" in iron gall link. 7¼x5. Two pages. Fully Translated in English: "New York May 15, 1878. Dr. Jose Mayner. Dear friend: Since you have not received the telegram you might suspect what is going on. Indeed, the situation is bad, there's not even a cent. However, it is not impossible for me to get somewhere else the resources, having already 500 pesos assured, and some reasonable hopes. Regarding the other matter, I am totally satisfied. Prado could not have welcomed me any better. I did not have to say a word to him, he was the one who in an indirect way and in general terms talked to me about the matter and using chosen words he tried to reassure me. Even I haven't said anything to him, as I already told you, he knows even the details of the story. Antonio will give you more information. If I do not get the resources we need for our business I will associate with him, according to his wishes, and help him in his incrementing tasks, and soon we would leave this country and go to the South. Without any other particular to talk about and wishing you are your family are doing well, I have the pleasure to say good bye. Your friend who loves you, P. Rosado." Pio Rosado Lorie (1842-1880) was a Cuban teacher who was born on July 8th, 1842 and who since the beginning of the War of 1868 joined the forces of Major General Donato Marmol, with who he integrated the Cuba Division. As a Captain and Colonel he entered Santiago de Cuba in December 24, 1868 accompanied only by a white flag as a result of a mission assigned to him by Donato Marmol, which consisted in the delivery of a document to the governor, asking him for an exchange of prisoners, but the idea was refused. Pio also participated in the combat of Rio Salado. After losing Bayamo, Marmol flouted the authority of president Carlos Manuel de Cespedes and proclaimed himself dictator and designed Rosado Lorie Chief of Major State of the forces that supported him. On April 30, 1869 Pio fought in El Caney and in July of next year he became Chief of Major State of Major General Maximo Gomez, who was the new chief of the Cuba Division. Pio Rosado also served as Representative in the Chamber of East and in November 1872 he was sent overseas to obtain resources for the planned invasion of Las Villas. In 1874 Pio traveled to Belgium to have a pistol duel with the Spanish journalist Jose Ferrer de Couto, to whom he killed. On September 18, 1875 Pio left the island San Andres in Colombia in charge of an expedition in the vessel Octavia. After a short stay in Jamaica he decided to go to Cuba but a Spanish gunner appeared in the coast in front of Pico Turquino and it obligated Pio to return to Jamaica. During the Little War he was under the command of Major General Calixto Garcia, and was ascended by him to Brigadier General. Pio Rosado accompanied Calixto Garcia in the expedition of the schooner Hattie 'Haskiel, that was stopped by the Spaniards and after two attempts it finally disembarked in Cojimar, near Santiago de Cuba in May 7, 1880. There, Pio Rosado Lorie was intensively pursued by the enemy so he went to Guisa but was ratted by a neighbor while he was hidden in the paddock "El Socorro" so Rosado was captured and shot to death one day before his 38th birthday. Toned. Edges frayed. Pencil notation on verso (unknown hand). Normal mailing folds. Small stains throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.


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BRIGADIER GENERAL PIO ROSADO LORIE
Born: July 8, 1842 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: July 7, 1880 in Bayamo, Cuba





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