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Letter from Jacob Sleeper to Elihu Root
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Letter from Jacob Sleeper to Elihu Root


Library of Congress Manuscript Division


Jacob Sleeper, the chargé d'affaires in Cuba, informs Secretary of State Root that the Cuban government's Amnesty Order had little effect and the rebellion is still active. Sleeper believes that rebel leader Faustino Guerra is waiting for the Cuban government to make the first move, but the government is lacking in men and arms. It is rumored that Colonel Avalos will attack Guerra's command near the Bay of Cortez to open up a waterway in case Western Railroad service is interrupted, as Guerra has been threatening to dynamite its bridges. There are rumors of a lack of harmony between the Cuban President and Vice President in regards to patronage and the conduct of the war. Rebel leader Ernesto Asbert is threatening to burn foreign properties unless the government accedes to their demands.

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Sleeper, Jacob, 1869-1930


Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

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Letter from Jacob Sleeper to Elihu Root. Theodore Roosevelt Papers. Library of Congress Manuscript Division. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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