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made the pretext for removing the progressive leaders tho their guilt was never established and the people.believed them innocent. Paciano kept his brother posted on the conditions nor did Mrs. Rizal conceal from her sons her interest its the situation and belief that injustice was being done.
Gomez, Burgos, Zamora

"To the memory of the priests,
Don MARIANO GOMEZ (aged 85 years)
Don JOSE BURGOS (aged 30 years)
and
Don JACINTO ZAMORA (aged 35 years)
Executed on Bagumbayan Field

February, 1872

"The Church, by refusing to unfrock you, has placed in doubt the crime which has been charged against you; the State, by enveloping your trial in mystery and uncertainty, caused belief in an error committed in a fatal moment; and the Philippines, by venerating your memory and calling you martyrs, does not recognize in any way your guilt."

(The dedication of the novel "El Filibusterismo.")

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