Letter signed, one page, 8,5 x 11,5 inch, `Delegacion del Partido Revolucionario Cubano - New York` letterhead - with remnants of a former red wax seal to the upper edge and verso, New York, 29.01.1895, in Spanish, circular letter containing passages of the `Manifesto of Montecristi`* with minor textual differences - as the letter was written ahead of the publication of the official document it could be considered as a kind of `draft version` of the `Manifesto of Montecristi`, signed in black ink "Jose Marti", with three horizontal letter folds and browning - in fine condition. "Cuba vuelve a la guerra con un pueblo democratico y culto, conocedor celoso de su derecho y del ajeno; o de cultura mucho mayor, en lo mas [bisono de sus huestes] humilde de el, que las masas llaneras o indias con que, a la voz de los heroes primados de la emancipacion, se mudaron de hatos en naciones las silenciosas colonias de America; y en el crucero del mundo, al servicio de [a] la guerra, y a la fundacion de [a] la nacionalidad le vienen a Cuba, del trabajo creador y conservador en los pueblos mas habiles del orbe, [los] y del propio esfuerzo en la persecucion y miseria del pais, los hijos lucidos, magnates o siervos, que de la epoca primera de acomodo, ya vencida, entre los componentes heterogeneos de la nacion cubana" Translated: "New York, January 29, 1895 Cuba returns to war with its democratic and educated people, zealously aware of their own rights and those of others, and with even the humblest of its populace far more educated than the masses of plainsmen or Indians by whom, at the voice of the supreme heroes of emancipation, the silent colonies of America were transformed from herds of cattle into nations. And the crossroads of the world, in the service of war and the foundation of a nationality, there come to Cuba, from their creating and conserving labor in the most capable nations of the globe and from their own efforts on behalf of the country's persecution and misery, the lucid sons, magnates or servants, who after the first era of compromise between the heterogeneous components of the Cuban nation, The Delegate Jose Martí" * The Manifesto of Montecristi is the official document of the Revolutionary Party in Cuba; it was written by Jose Marti and signed by himself and Maximo Gomez on March 25, 1895 in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic. In this document, Jose Marti exposed the causes that lead Cuba to fight against Spain to become an independent nation, free from economic or military control by any outside source. The `Manifesto of Montecristi` also clarifies that the war of liberation was not against Spain itself, but against the colonial regime that existed on the island for more than three centuries.
|Profession||Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||(2x) 8,5 x 11,5 & 5 x 8 & 8,5 x 5 & 8 x 11 & 5,5 x 7,75|
|Type of Autograph||letters|
|Expert comment||The letter comes from the time when Marti was in New York, a period that lasted from 1881 until his fateful return to Cuba in 1895 - while in America in 1892, he founded the Partido Revolucionario Cubano to organize the coming struggle for Cuban independence.|