Domingo 29 de Mayo 1898

(…) Por los diarios de Hong Kong se sabe: 1º que á últimos de este mes ha debido salir de Cádiz una Escuadra Española que se cree viene á Filipinas, compuesta de un acorazado, siete cruceros y tres torpederos; 2º que nuestra escuadra de Cuba ha obligado a los Yanquis por lo menos de momento a levantar el bloqueo de todas las costas, 3º que Aguinaldo ha recibido del Comodoro Dewey 500 rifles con 200.000 cartuchos. Corren rumores de que en Cavite dos compañías de indígenas del Regimiento nº 74 se han pasado al enemigo y que casi han exterminado a una Compañía de Infantería de marina que andaba con ellos. En Bulacán hay mucho peligro de insurrección. Hay allí muchos hombres armados con fusiles procedentes de la escuadra enemiga. Aguinaldo ha enviado emisarios á muchas provincias á preparar el levantamiento del país.

These days, the cutter McCollouch has been ferrying men from Bulacan to Cavite at night. Those who want to join the insurrection present themselves in Cavite where their names are taken down in the house of Maximo Vincencio who has been executed by firing squad, Aguinaldo’s residence, and are sent to the arsenal where they are incorporated to the enemy ranks, receive a rifle and ₱4. From the dailies of Hongkong, we know: (1) at the end of this month a Spanish squadron, composed of a battleship, seven cruisers, and three torpedo boats, should leave Cadiz for the Philippines; (2) our squadrons in Cuba have forced the Yankees to lift at least for a moment the blockade around the island; and (3) Aguinaldo received from Commodore Dewey 500 rifles and 20,000 rounds of ammunition. There are rumors in Cavite two native companies of Regiment No. 74 have gone over to the enemy and have almost exterminated a Marine Infantry Company with them. There is serious danger of an insurrection in Bulacan. Many men there are armed with guns from the enemy squadron. Aguinaldo has sent emissaries to many provinces to prepare for a national uprising.

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