Diary of Apolinario Mabini

26th of April 1901

A ship from the United States delivered the following telegram. It was received in San Francisco, Boston, Massachusetts, on 29 March 1901. It reads:

“Mabini, Care Military Governor, Guam

“Aguinaldo captured. I am wiring him so he can petition American authorities to send him to America with you. Please inquire from authorities there.”

I was asked if I wanted to go to the United States. I said no due to my poor health and lack of knowledge of the English language.

On the other hand, I thought it was better not to answer the telegram and forger about it.