General Manuel Echeverría and Colonel Francisco
The persons who have come are Lola Matamoros and Virginia
Tercero, who are undoubtedly our best political friends.
These women bring a letter from whose signatures I cannot
even read as it is written in pencil with crooked lines, for
which I doubt it and tore it as supicious because it might
have been, and that way no one can do anything with me. The
letter said that he was not an American and only wanted to
have a conference with me at the place we would say.
My answer will be this: to accept conferences I would have
done it when the traitor Moncada did it and because you were
ot an American makes no difference, because in our attitude
we have no resolution but to die or conquer and we do not
permit conferences with anyone while the invadors are
despoiling our soil.
General, more or less in those terms should you answer the
letter and I beg you to make the letter tonight so we can
type it tomorrow. I will take all the precautions of the
case. They would not sell us but they could bring a poison
without knowing which has not done any harm either.
Patria y Libertad
/s/ Augusto C. Sandino