|Juan Caldas Montes
Letter from Carlos Puerto, pseudonym of Juan Caldas Montes, to Manuel López, a cavalry captain.
The author forwards to Manuel López the transcription of a recommendation letter written for him, and advises the addressee to stay near Ciudad Rodrigo, and to be careful about what he says to other people.
The General Police Administration was closely monitoring the activities of foreign citizens residing in Portugal, also controlling their communications, in collaboration with the superintendent of the Posts. This letter is part of this intercepted correspondence from those Spanish military and intellectuals who, fleeing the absolutist Spain, had taken refuge in Portugal and were suspected of harboring liberal ideas and of plotting to overthrow Fernando VII and establish a constitutional regime.
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