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27.07.20 HATFIELD
27.07.28 HATFIELD
27.08.12 FLOYD
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27.09.08 CHAPPELL
27.09.20 KENYON
27.09.22 PEARD
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27.11.02 CHAPPELL
27.11.02 GOULD
27.11.06 PEARD
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27.11.10 KEIMLING
27.11.11 BROWN
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27.11.13 CRUM
27.11.14 DARNELL
27.11.19 WELLS
27.11.20 BELLINGER
27.11.26 KEIMLING
27.12.06 PEARD
27.12.07 BROWN
27.12.11 BROWN
27.12.11 KEIMLING
27.12.11 HARBAUGH
27.12.15 BROWN
27.12.17 CRONMILLER
27.12.18 MARTIN
27.12.19 WELLS
27.12.31 GOULD

27.11.13.   Crum, Report of Patrol to Muy Muy

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EIGHTH COMPANY, THIRD BATTALION, FIFTH REGIMENT, SECOND BRIGADE, U.S. MARINE CORPS, MATAGALPA, NICARAGUA.
13 November, 1927.

REPORT OF PATROL TO MUY MUY, NIC. NOVEMBER 3RD TO NOVEMBER 8TH INCL.

   3 Nov 27 Left Matagalpa at 11:25 A.M. and proceeded to Mina Verde arriving there at about 5:00 P.M.
 
   4 Nov 27 Left Mine Verde at 7:15 A.M. and arrived at Muy Muy, Nic., at 3:00 P.M. Men and animals in good condition. Found town quiet. Population about 200, 30 houses and stores.
 
   5 Nov 27 Observed movements of police and made trip of observation of town. The former Alcalde, Camilo Sotelo was relieved from that position on November 1, 1927, by order of the court, Matagalpa, Nic. Interviewed the acting Alcalde, the Jefe Politico, Jose Vega G and Jose Angel Mellendez, store keeper. No trouble anticipated. Town quiet.
 
   6 Nov 27 Election for Alcalde held. 86 votes cast, all Conservative. Was informed by members of the election board that no Liberal candidates had registered in time to be eligible for election. A little argument occurred at the polls between the Jefe Politico and the secretary of the Liberal party about the secretary going to his dinner. The president of the election board had given him permission to go, but the Jefe Politico said that the laws of the elections were that the polls would be kept open from 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M., and that no members of the election board would leave until after the polls were closed. The argument was settled by the secretary staying at the polls. The Jefe Politico informed me that he had a report that there were fifty (50) armed men at Matiguca [Matiguas], and were likely to attack the town of Muy Muy that night. He confined a number of Liberals that evening, so that in case of attack they could not help the bandits. They were released the next morning. He also armed about ten (10) Conservatives in addition to the police, to help out in case of an attack. A number of women and children came to the Police Station and to our quarters and wanted to stay there all night. They were very much afraid the bandits were going to attack, and wanted protection. The Jefe Politico told them to go to their homes and lock the doors and windows, which they did. The attack did not take place.
 
   7 Nov 27 Everything quiet. No trouble looked for, but am maintaining a close watch. Plane passed over the town about 10:30 A.M. We displayed our panels, showed 1st Patrol and the numerals 15. The plane returned and dropped a message as follows: "Is this Muy Muy and what outfit". We then laid out the panels HY. The plane then took off and returned dropping a second message reading somewhat as follows: "Made patrol in this vicinity, saw about ten men and many washerwomen." As they passed over the last time, they flew very low and one waved his hand to us. [ p. 2 ]
 
   8 Nov 27 Captain Livingston arrived at about 10:30 A.M. with five (5) men. The rest of his detail arrived about 5:00 P.M. with stores.

John Q. Crum,
First Sergeant U.S. Marine Corps;
in charge of Patrol.

RG127/206/1

Summary & Notes:

    Patrol evidently sent to observe municipal election for alcalde in predominantly indigenous community of Muy Muy, deep in Matagalpa department, on the edge of the eastern frontier of Western Nicaragua and arguably beyond the eastern frontier of Las Segovias.
   Revealing observations on local political scene.
   Like many indigenous communities, town & municipio of Muy Muy continued, as for many years before, a Chamorrista Conservative stronghold.
   Many of the same political dynamics as in the Western Segovias, despite a very different social, geographic context.
   Observations on the area's continuing violent political unrest, with Civil War's aftershocks reverberating across the country's interior.

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