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    José Maceo Incredible Autograph Letter Signed Just Days Before His Death. Three pages, 6.25" x 8.5", Official Republica de Cuba stationery, Canasta, June 28, 1896, to Major General Máximo Gómez. Maceo and Gómez were both prominent leaders in the Cuban War of Independence and Maceo would die on July 5, at the Battle of Loma del Gato. He writes, in part: "...the Court Martial to judge the deserters of the Invading Army was convened yesterday...it agreed upon the sentence...since none of the offenders or their defenders were appearing in front of the Court as they have the right to do according to the Law, it pressured me to ask you if I can proceed with the execution of the sentence if we get to capture any of the deserters..." This excellent letter is in near fine condition with minor foxing and folds. A translated transcription is included. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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