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COLONEL ERNESTO FONTS Y STERLING - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/01/1898 - HFSID 218049

ERNESTO FONTS Y STERLING The Cuban Colonel Fonts instructs Commander Rafael Pulles to give General Quintin Banderas some money in gold in response to the decision made by the Government Council Manuscript Document Signed: "Ernesto Fonts y Sterling" in black ink. 8½x6¼, (open flat) 12¼x8½, two pages.

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ERNESTO FONTS Y STERLING
The Cuban Colonel Fonts instructs Commander Rafael Pulles to give General Quintin Banderas some money in gold in response to the decision made by the Government Council
Manuscript Document Signed: "Ernesto Fonts y Sterling" in black ink. 8½x6¼, (open flat) 12¼x8½, two pages. Fully Translated in English: "Commander Rafael Pulles Palacios. East Treasury Administrator. Please give General Quintin Banderas the amount of thirty one pesos and eighty cents in gold, due to a decision made by the Government Council. La Esperanza, January 1, 1898. The Secretary of Treasury. Ernesto Fonts y Sterling." Ernesto Fonts y Sterling served as Secretary of Treasury of the Cuban Republic. He was descendent of an aristocratic Cuban family of lawyers who had two brothers practicing law in La Habana, one holding a position with the Spanish government. When he was a child, his parents were exiled to Spain, where he lived until 1876, when he returned to La Habana. Ernesto Fonts studied at Mount Pleasant, N.V. and once graduated he started the development of his estate at Alquizar. He joined the forces of Dr. Juan Bruno de Zayar on October 24, 1895 and later was appointed by the Cuban Government to the office of Treasurer of Las Villas. Multiple mailing folds. Edges lightly frayed. Soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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