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AUTHOR'S NOTE

Those pages aim to summarize the main events in the life of the principal figure in Philippine history. During Spanish time a letter mentioning Dr. Rizal was sufficient to cause deportation of both writer and receiver, and to show any interest in him meant suspicion. Even his family carefully destroyed everything realting to him. Under such circumstances it is quite natural that there should be many variations from the popular version of his life in this first authentic biography.

The statements are based on laborious researches in government and church records, extensive inquiries among relatives, associates and contemporaries, and a careful study of the considerable Rizal literature, but acknowledgment of these obligations must be deferred till the publication of the larger work. Here it is possible only to express gratitude for the enthusiastic interest shown by the Filipinos and appreciation of the courtesy of the Spaniards, uniformly experienced during the five years in which this study has been in progress.


 

COPYRIGHT, 1909, BY
PHILIPPINE EDUCATION PUBLISHING COMPANY
REGISTERED IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
(Right of Translation Reserved.)


Press of Methodist Publishing House, Manila

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