1896 Spain Antilles Republic in Arms Signed by President SALVADOR CISNEROS BETANCOURT. Dated on January 10 , 1897. One page of text. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Official letterhead, dry stamp mid left and two other signatures over an ink stamp. Salvador Cisneros Betancourt, Marquis de Santa Lucía (Camagüey , Cuba , February 10, 1828 – Havana , Cuba , February 28 , 1914), Cuban politician, who became president of the Republic of Cuba in Arms from 1873 to 1875. He was born in Port-au-Prince (Camagüey) in 1828 in a noble and wealthy family. He favored the independence of Cuba, was part of the Liberation Society created in Camaguey to arrange preparations for the revolution. When the Ten Years War broke out, he granted freedom to his slaves and put his assets at the service of Cuban independence. Of aristocratic origin, the Marquises of Santa Lucia were one of the richest families on the Island of Cuba, owners of a huge endowment of slaves and large landowners and sugar mills. Salvador Cisneros studied as a child in Philadelphia , United States and there he graduated as a civil engineer, away from his family for several years he received many knowledge on various topics that inflamed the youth of the XlX century, he nourished democracy and law. Once in his home province, he was elected Mayor, a position he held with great pleasure. He made and supported many works, whether charitable, humanitarian or other. As they say, he poured good into full hands. In his youth he suffered a lot from the oppression that resisted his country. For this reason he participated in a Revolutionary Board composed mainly of Manuel Ramón Silva , Carlos Varona Torres , and other prestigious personalities. He organized in Camagüey the Masonic Lodge Tínima to which many personalities such as Eduardo Arteaga and others who felt the need to conspire against the Spanish metropolis joined. He was elected to a commission formed to support eastern Cuba that had manifested itself for his longings for freedom. It was Salvador Cisneros with Carlos Varona to confer with the eastern commissioners to agree on the issue of the armed movement that was brewing. They did not agree on the armed uprising, so they met again, in San Miguel, with Francisco Vicente Aguilera , Francisco Maceo Osorio and Pedro Figueredo. In this one it was like agreement the postponement of the movement for the year 1869. Upon learning of the uprising of October 10, 1868, he traveled from Havana to Camaguey and when he arrived he gave orders to follow the example of the Orientals. Bouza on November 4 fulfills the orders rising in arms, and on the 9th of that same month, he leaves the city, to go to Sibanicú , followed by many men. He is appointed President of the Center Committee and is later appointed President of the House of Representatives, when the Republic of Cuba is proclaimed in Guaimaro. When the Chamber met, in extraordinary session, on February 8, 1878 , to discuss the peace that was proposed under the flag of Spain, he protested vigorously, with words that will always be a pledge of magnificent greatness and firm resolution. But despite his protest came the Zanjón pact that ended the Ten Years’ War. In all the fighting he gave evidence of its value. Then, he was president again of the Republic in Arms. Condition; document is in very good condition with some wear. The item “1897 Antilles Republic in Arms Signed President SALVADOR CISNEROS BETANCOURT” is in sale since Wednesday, October 28, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Political\Presidential”. The seller is “old_world_collectibles” and is located in Toronto, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- President: Salvador Cisneros Betancourt