Leon Gallery will auction this month a letter which was said came from Emilio Aguinaldo whom he sent to Jose P. Santos, the son of the famous historian, Epifanio Delos Santos.
Matagal nang usap-usapan ang umano'y pag-utos ni Emilio Aguinaldo na ipapatay ang Supremo ng Katipunan na si Andres Bonifacio. Ngayon, isang sulat na mula mismo kay Aguinaldo, kung saan nakasaad ang naging papel niya sa hatol na kamatayan kay Bonifacio, ang ipapakita sa publiko sa unang pagkakataon.
Posted by Bandila on Wednesday, February 13, 2019
In that said letter, it mentioned the reason why Andres Bonificio got charged with death penalty.
“Sinulat ito ni Emilio Aguinaldo habang 79-years-old siya. Sa dalawang sulat na iyon inadmit na ni Emilio Aguinaldo na tinuloy niya yung hatol ng Consejo de Guerra. Yung sa isa sinasabi niya na pa, gusto niya sana ipatawag si Andres Bonifacio at ipapatapon na lang niya. Pero, dahil sa unfortunate circumstance hindi dumating on time yung pagpalit nung utos niya,” said Lisa Guerrero-Nakpil, Historical and Cultural Consultant.
“Sa sulat na isa sinasabi niya na pinuntahan siya ng mga dalawang loyal na general niya at sinabi sa kaniya for the good of the country kailngan ituloy niya yung hatol,” Nakpil added.
It was also said that the letter which has the hand written signature of Aguinaldo is the official one which he sent to Santos.
Also in the auction is the letter of Major Lazaro Macapagal, the leader of the soldiers who executed Bonifacio and his brother, Procopio.
In the letter of Macapagal he mentioned how he got instructed to bring the two brothers in the mountains of Maragondon.
“Sumigaw daw yung dalawa at si Procopio ay tumakbo sa gubat. Sinulat niya doon na lumuhod pa nga ang supremo at nagmakaawa which is hard to believe,” Nakpil narrated.
According to Nakpil, many got surprised when they learned that there’s a letter from Aguinaldo and his role on Bonifacio’s death execution.
Yet, many have said that these are no longer a secret as it was already revealed in the book “The Tragedy of the Revolution” written by Adrian E. Cristobal which was published back in 1997.
These old letters came from a private collector who is also the previous owner of Bonifacio and Gregoria de Jesus letters which were already got auctioned.
Also in the auction are the letters of Emilio Jacinto who is known as the “Utak ng Katipunan” and the author of Kartilya ng Katipunan.