Letter from José Perpiñán to Asbury Coward, October 28, 1904

Title

Letter from José Perpiñán to Asbury Coward, October 28, 1904

Description

Letter from José Perpiñán to Asbury Coward, President of The Citadel.

Publisher

The Citadel Archives & Museum

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Language

Spanish

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Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1719

Coverage

Havana (Cuba)

Text

Typed transcription:

Habana 28 de Octubre de 1904.

Mr. Asbury Coward

Sup’t de la South Carolina Military Academy.

Charleston.

Señor:

Estoy favorecido por su grata carta fecha 22 del presente [sic] més, por la cual me entero que han llegado sin novedad á esa Academia mis hermanos politicos Francisco y José Alba, de lo que alegro mucho.

Yó estoy plenamente convencido que mis referidos hermanos no podrán adelantar mucho por ahora en sus estudios, porque tropiezan con la dificultad de no poseer el idioma Inglés, asi es que mi principal objeto es que aprendan perfectamente dicho idioma, para que despues comiencan á estudiar las asignaturas que se exigen en esa Academia de su digna Direccion.

Sin otro asunto por ahora me és grato ofrecerme nuevamente á sus órdenes atentamente

José Periñán

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Translation by Christian Mateo Mérida:

Havana 28 of October 1904.

Mr. Asbury Coward

Sup’t de la South Carolina Military Academy.

Charleston.

Sir:

I am grateful for your nice letter from the 22nd of this month, which I saw that without incident my two brothers in law have arrived at the Academy, Francisco and José Alba, which makes me quite happy.

I am plainly convinced that my referred brothers cannot advance in their studies, because they struggle with the difficulty of not possessing control of the English language, which is my prime objective that they learn the said language perfectly, after which they can study some of the prerequisite courses of this Academy of such a dignified position.

With nothing else from me I am pleased to repeat myself again at your service

José Perpiñán

Citation

Perpiñán, José, “Letter from José Perpiñán to Asbury Coward, October 28, 1904,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 16, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1719.