El Chipote, 20 June 1927
A.C. Sandino, Chief General of the soldiers defending the
To the Inhabitants of our Segovia.
That according to a decree of the Commanding Officer it is
decided to change the head city of the Dept to the town
under the name of Jícaro, which from now on will be known as
Ciudad Sandino, and hence, San Fernando, Ciudad Antigua,
Telpaneca, and San Juan del Norte, Quilalí, Murra, and
Jalapa; San Albino Mine, and the valleys and towns being
comprised in this jurisdiction, must be recognized like
towns and valleys being under this jurisdiction. This
Command promises to give ample guarantees to all natives and
foreigners who are established in this zone, provided they
are not in connivance with the invaders of the country, as
otherwise they will remain under the energetic sanction of
this Command; and at the same time they are hereby warned
that he who disobeys this disposition will be chased and
shot like an enemy. All the revenues will be used to settle
the salaries of employees which remain organized in this
principal city and other towns. Therefore, any strange order
not coming from this command will be disobeyed. The
inhabitants of this zone are requested to inform this head
city of any movement of the encroaching troops in order to
repel such encroachment. Let it be known to everybody.
/s/ A. C. Sandino / Jícaro via San Fernando
General José Benito López, c/o Davíd A. López, Ocotal.
I request that you send me as quick as you can, to San
Fernando, the telegraphic apparatus which you promised to
send me to re-establish telegraphic communications.
Your affectionate companion.
/s/ A. C. Sandino