Collection Description & Arrangement
The first document is a letter written by Samuel G. Jones, First Lieutenant in the Fifth Cavalry, to Major A.C. Sharpe, Judge Advocate, Department of Puerto Rico. Dated March 27th, 1899, it was written on behalf of Jose Reyes Gusman who had been in Arecibo Jail for 18 months without a hearing.
The second document is a letter written by B. Merle, J. Merle, Antonio J. Amadeo, M.D., E. Vaglio and twenty others to General George W. Davis. It details the legal and financial conditions of Puerto Rico and petitions for the installation of American laws, courts and schools.
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