El Chipote, 6 December 1927.
Short details of the battle of San Pedro on the fifth with
the Yankee buccaneers. At these moments when I am writing a
runner arrives from the field of battle giving me the good
news of the triumph reached by our forces and bringing me at
the same time four Yankee prisoners who were automatic
riflemen who surrendered to save their lives. Their
provision train consists of thirty loaded bullcart trains
and it is believed the majority of it is ammunition, because
only those have been seen which were opened from curiosity.
Later I will give you more information of this triumph.
We are also preparing ourselves to defend ourselves from a
formidable battle which the enemy is trying to force:
because they say it is possible they will put 4,000 men on
our front and twelve airplanes of the latest models which
are already in Corinto and which have a capacity of 25
persons, will cooperate. I prepare myself, without bothering
about their numbers, because I well know that they are one
of the powers of the world, but our patriot hearts do not
measure nor care about the greatness of others and only want
to fulfill the duty that honor and shame impose.
Patria y Libertad
/s/ Augusto C. Sandino