211. Rizal, Fort Santiago, Manila, 29 December 1896

  Farewell of the Martyr to his favorite friend

  Prof. Fernando Blumentritt

My dear Brother,

When you receive this letter, I shall be dead by then.
Tomorrow at seven, I shall be shot; but I am innocent of the crime of rebellion.

I am going to die with a tranquil conscience.

Adieu, my best, my dearest friend, and never think ill of me!

Fort Santiago, 29 December 1896

  José Rizal

  Regards to the whole family, to Sra. Rosa, Lolena, Conradito, and Federico.

I leave a book for you as my remembrance.

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