"This is the last you may ever hear from me.
I have time to tell you that I died like a man.
Bear my loss as best you can.
Remember that I am true to my country
and my greatest regret at dying is that she is still not free
and that you and your sisters are robbed of my youth.
I hope this will reach you
and you must not regret that my body cannot be obtained.
It is a mere matter of form anyhow.
This letter is stained with my blood."