NICASIO ESTRADA Y MORA
The Senator pens a letter to a friend referring to a "Discussion", a mortgage loan and a
trial for the eviction of a house asking him for help to try to avoid it
Autograph Letter Signed: "N. Estrada y M." in iron gall ink. 10½x8¼. Fully Translated in
English: "Habana, November 2, 1898. Sr. Candido Pons. Dear friend: Your letter dated on the
25th of the past month and all the previous ones have arrived to me, I haven't replied to the old
ones because I wasn't sure what your permanent address was because the general barrack changed
its location very often and I did not want my letters to get lost. Today I have decided to write
you, aware that there is a risk of this letter to get lost, because I have to inform you of important
things for the 'Discussion'. So far I have been able to delay the preventive seizure thanks to my
pleas to Martin Rivero, who has listened to me and so far it has worked for me. It cannot wait any
longer and the trial will continue. If it was only that procedure I could still stretch this situation
out until you and Manuel Maria Bernado were here, but it's been three days since the trial was
established and it is not possible to indefinitely protract this one unless the immoral resources that
you know are not bring into game, I never see, even when it is about saving the discussion.
Eduardo, Devernine, and Pellon cannot help me with what I have requested them; they will
wait for either you or Armando to come back. Devernine has made a return of the mortgage loan
on the house so the eviction from the property took place. It is evident that the house is not in the
discussion even if the rentals are paid, because it is not about the biggest or smaller rental or about
the best or worst tenant anymore, it is about the needing of hand the unoccupied house over. I
don't know what to do in this difficult situation without you, Manuel, Maria and Armando. It is
necessary that you send an envoy here to solve the issue, because I don't want to carry with a
countless number of moral responsibilities. Thinking that it was a rental thing, Laquemela and I
were willing to spend 2 or 3 months reunited funds and contributing to the collection; but as I tell
you, it is a matter of leaving the house without the possibility to avoid the eviction. If you or
Manuel arrived to the house, I would be able to move the machines before the eviction conflict
happens. I was also told that the demands of the redactors will be established. I see the death of
the house if you or Manuel Maria don't come to it immediately. I do not tell you anything about
politics because we will see each other and chat for a long time. All yours, N. Estrada y M."
Nicasio Estrada Y Mora was a Cuban politician who served as a senator of his country.
Heavily toned and worn. Normal mailing folds. Multiple notches throughout document.
Paper extremely thin. Otherwise, fine condition.