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The Cuban Major General and the Chief of Department of the Fifth Forces of the Nation Liberation Army inform Commander Jose Y. Lamas that his application to become Lieutenant Colonel has been submitted.
Manuscript Document Signed: "J.M. Rodriguez "in iron gall ink. 8x6¼. Fully Translated in English: "Marianao, January 21, 1899. Sir Commander Jose Y. Lamas. On this date this General Barracks has decided to elevate to superiority your proposal for a raise to the military position of Lieutenant Colonel, with the seniority of August 24, 1898. Fatherland and Liberty, Major General: J.M. Rodriguez. The Chief of Department. Rasseuz." Rasseuz, signer merits for the research. Jose Modesto Rodrigues was a Major General in Cuba's War of Independence (1895-1898); Guayabal was one of the small towns in the province of Havana that had been captured by Cuban forces on January 1, 1896. Many of the small towns in the region had sided with Spain; with some even providing Cuban guerrilla forces to resist the revolutionaries. Edges frayed. Ink note (unknown hand). Sealed. Pinhead-size moth marks at left blank margin. Soiled and toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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