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ARREST, TRIAL AND SENTENCE IN THE
CITY OF HAVANA, ISLAND OF CUBA

OF

JULIO SANGUILY

A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BY

JOSÉ IGNACIO RODRIGUEZ

COUNSEL FOR THE PRISONER IN THE

CITY OF WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON, D. C.
PRESS OF W. F. ROBERTS

1897

JAN 4 1913

THE CASE

OF THE ARREST, TRIAL AND SENTENCE IN THE CITY OF HAVANA, ISLAND OF CUBA, OF

JULIO SANGUILY,

A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

The case of JULIO SANGUILY, a citizen of the United States of America, arrested and tried in Havana, Island of Cuba, on a charge of political character, did not begin to attract, to any practical extent at least, the attention of the people in this country, until after it had gone successfully through its most dangerous stages.

Fortunately for the prisoner, the action in his favor of Mr. Richard Olney, Secretary of State of the United States of America, at all times prompt, patriotic and energetic, and the action of his lawyers in Washington, and in Havana, as well as in Madrid, always firm, calm, conscientious, inspired by no other sentiment than the good of their client and absolutely and completely disinterested, were never hampered, to any amount worth mentioning, by outside interposition of any kind, until the very moment in which, through skillful diplomatic management, the release of Sanguily from imprisonment, without further suffering or humiliation, had been secured.

But that moment was one of extreme perplexity, which the friends of Sanguily will not easily forget. Through an exuberant effusion of patriotic zeal and most commendable humanitarian feelings on the part of certain members of the United States Senate;-through a noble, although misguided, senti

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