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"July 18, 1780" Edit

Dear Diary,
I have just gotten word from my commander that our first task is to overthrow Antonio Juan de Arriga in Tinta. He has terrorized me and my fellow Peruvians for many years. He taxes us as if we have endless pockets when indeed we have no pockets. He kills and punishes innocent people only because they are Peruvian; we seem less human to them which causes us to receive no benefits. We will forever live in misery if we do not get rid of this Government that is holding us as if we are slaves. Condorcanqui has chosen me to lead a mission to capture Arriga. After weeks of planning this attack with Tupac, we have devised a plan that should work fine and we hope to catch Arriga alive. The way we are going to do this is by seizing the Corridor when the guards least expect it. Late at night I lead some other Peruvian rebels into the Corridor. We spring a surprise on Arriga's guards but there were more guards then we were prepared for. We lost half our men and only killed about a quarter of the men in the corridor. The rest of us, some got captured and exicuted but others got away and were able to hide. This night was a mistake.
Sincerely,
Paco

"September 28, 1781" Edit

Dear Diary,
As we try to keep some of our fellow patriots that escaped that horrible night are now trying to raise the rebellion again in Tinta and Tungasuca. As we slowly raising the rebellion we might be able to get more to join our cause and smuggle in weapons in store houses. However, the main thing us Peruvians to to do right now is hide and prepare for a revolution.
Sincerely,
Paco

"January 10, 1810" Edit

Dear Diary,
I have good and bad news. good news is that we have a enough Peruvian rebels to fight and win this revolution, we have more weapons than we need, and in a month we are going to have our first battle. The bad news is that we lost over 3,000 Peruvian patriots in the past 25 years and this revolution will honor there deaths and all the others that have died by this tyrannt over 300 miles away. After all of the damage me and my fellow rebels caused under both the great Tupac Amaru and the incredible Tupac Catari, The economy and social order here was destroyed. Our government tried to fix this by raising taxes and trying to discipline rebels, but that only got more people fed up with them. Rebellions from the lower, middle and some upper class have sprung in the recent years and Peru has no control right now. We are living in chaos and this time its making the government do increasingly terrible things that are negatively effecting many more people, which in turn is causing them to rebel. I do not see the Spanish people and our government getting a grip on Peru in the near future, which should lead to an official revolution of my country. I can finally see my hard work and putting my life on the line to help others, paying off and there is no better feeling. I am anxious to get this process over with so we can declare a revolution already and move on with new happier lives.
Sincerely,
Paco

"March 4, 1816" Edit

Dear Diary,
The real revolution has just begun. now we have to really focus. This is just the beginning for our army. I have some doubts about if we could win this revolution however i believe
that once the first really battle has been won then i will have faith in this difficult revolution.
Sincerely,
Paco

"July 28, 1821" Edit

 

Dear Diary,
Today’s the day!  Today is the day the oppression and prejudice finally comes to a close.  The glorious warrior from Argentina, Jose de San Martin, has arrived with his full troops and declared formal independence for Peru. (1) Me and my fellow Freedom Fighters are entirely ready to jump on with San Martin and fight the shadow that the Spanish cast upon us.  San Martin understands what it’s like for me and my Native village, as he is a Creole and has been looked down upon by the Spanish.<ref>"Jose de San Martin." <reference>World History: The Modern Era.</u> 2009. ABC Clio. NCHS Library. 20 Nov. 2009.<ref/> Yet none of this matters as today is the day that their is no more prejudice!
Sincerely,
Paco

"March 14, 1822" Edit

Dear Diary,
The revolutionaries I am with are starting to grow suspicious of San Martin’s abilities and I can’t say that I blame them, as I myself am growing uncomfortable with the fact that the Spanish Royalist army has still refused to budge.  Also, many of the people I’m with are becoming accusatory of his intentions, with the looming possibility that he declares himself dictator after all this is over and done with. (1) After the cruelty we’ve received from the Spaniards, a dictatorship is the last thing we need.  On top of that, some people, includi"ng myself, are beginning to fear that San Martin’s presence may weaken the Catholic Church. (1) Yet, I still feel confident, having heard of San Martin’s success in other nations, and I know that any change will be for the better at this point.
Sincerely,
Paco

"July 26, 1822" Edit

Dear Diary,
Today, after almost a year of revolution and very little progress, I heard rumors that San Martin has agreed to work alongside Simon Bolivar in a joint effort to liberate our nation. (1) This is good news, as another brilliant revolutionary mind may be exactly what we need to move this revolution forward.  Yet, I will admit that I’ve heard rumors of San Martin and Bolivar having trouble working together in the past.  So while it is guaranteed that this addition will make a difference for a revolution, will it be a good one?  Only time will tell.
Sincerely,
Paco

"September 7, 1822" Edit

Dear Diary,
And time surely did tell on this one.  After a rumored meeting between Bolivar and San Martin, San Martin has apparently decided that their differences are unable to be reconciled and that our revolution would do best to go on without him. (1) This is obviously a big loss, as he was a brilliant revolutionary.  Yet, on the other hand, this has many advantages to it.  First off, we no longer need to worry about the possibility of feuding between San Martin and Bolivar.  Also, the fears of San Martin’s possible dictatorship as well as his challenging of the Catholic Church have dissipated.  So, while in some aspects this is a setback, I definitely think that San Martin’s absence will have it’s benefits in the long run.
Sincerely,
Paco

"March 1, 1823"Edit

Dear Diary,
Finally, we are attempting to rebuild what the Spanish have taken away from us. Tomorrow, there is going to be a funeral for all the people who died in support and in denial of this cause because either way they are still apart of our country. Hopefully, we can get a government formed by next year but it is going to take a lot of cooperation from all Peruvians because we don't want to have the same thing happen all over again. Meaning, have the Spanish come back and take over again. Because all they will do is punish us and make us work until we die or until they kill us. I don't know about my fellow comrades but i don't want to be a slave again.
Sincerely,
Paco


ReferencesEdit

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<2> "Simon Bolivar" World History: The Modern Era. 2009. ABC Clio. NCHS Library. 20 Nov. 2009. http://www.worldhistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display.aspx?categoryid=22&entryid=316821&searchtext=simon+bolivar&type=simple&option=all


<3> "Antonio de Sucre" World History: The Modern Era. 2009. ABC Clio. NCHS Library. 23 Nov. 2009. http://www.worldhistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display.aspx?entryid=315901&issublink=true&searchtext=simon%20bolivar&type=simple&option=all

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