General Manuel Echeverría:
I am sending you this letter with a paper that
came to us from Honduras and I want you to take
this opportunity to write something for that
Republic for which I commission you. I
will type our organization so that when it is
done it may be signed by all and be published
over there. Make the answer and let that
man know that I have noted in a book everything
that happens in our column from the first day we
rose up in arms and thus everything that our
enemies say against us will be without strength.
And if he can, let him come or any other
newspaper man, come and we will give him a copy.
There are communications that may serve for
history and other things that are impressive,
the same as many things that will make them
laugh. I inform you that Moncada has no
power among the humble populace and only the
drunkards accompany him, and Colonel Rivera of
Santa Cruz tells me that many want us to declare
our candidacy because all the populace of the
country is with us. We cannot do that now,
but naturally it fills us with satisfaction to
have the populace recognize who is their friend
and who is their enemy.
Patria y Libertad
/s/ A. C. Sandino
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Filed w/ 28.01.13. RG127/43A/29