Manila, August 14, 1898
The undersigned having been appointed a commission to determine the
details of the capitulation of the city and defences of Manila and its
suburbs, and the Spanish forces stationed therein in accordance with the
agreement entered into the previous day by Major General Wesley Merritt,
United States Army, American Commander-in-Chief in the Philippines,
and his Excellency Don Fermin Jaudenes, acting General-in_chief of the
Spanish Army in the Philippines
HAVE AGREED UPON THE FOLLOWING
- The Spanish troops, European and native, capitulate with the city
and defences with all the honours of war, depositing their arms in the
places designated by the authorities of the United States, and remaining
in the quarters designated, and under the orders of their officers,
and subject to control of the aforesaid United States authorities,
until the conclusion of a treaty of peace between the two belligerent
All persons in the capitulation remain at liberty, the officers
remaining in their respective homes, which shall be respected as long
as they observe the regulations prescribed for their government and the laws
- Officers shall retain their side arms, horses, and private property.
- All public horses and public property of all kinds shall be turned over
to staff officers designated by the Unites States.
- Complete returns in duplicate of men by organisations, and full list of
public property and stores, shall be rendered to the United States within
ten days from this date.
- All questions relating to repatriation of officers and men of the Spanish
forces, and of their families and of expenses which said repatriation
may occasion shall be referred to the government of the Unites States
Spanish families may leave Manila at any time convenient to them.
The return of the arms surrendered by the Spanish forces shall take place
when they evacuate the city, or when the American army evacuates.
- Officers and men included in the capitulation shall be supplied by the
United States, according to their rank, with rations and necessary aid
as though they were prisoners of war, until the conclusion of a treaty
of peace between the Unites States and Spain.
All the funds in the Spanish treasury, and all other public funds
shall be turned over to the authorities of the United States.
- This city, its inhabitants, its churches, and religious worship,
its educational establishments, and its private property of all
descriptions are placed under the special safeguard of the faith and
honor of the American army.
Judge Advocate General Don Nicolas de la Peña
Colonel of Staff Don Jose Olaguer
Colonel of Engineers Don Carlos Reyes
Brig. Gen. F.V. Greene
Lt. Charles Whittier
Lt. Col. E.H. Crowder
Capt. Lamberton, Commander of the Flaship Olympia