The 10th of October Manifesto concluded:
“We aspire to (have) popular sovereignty and … universal suffrage.
We want to enjoy the freedom for whose use God created the man.
We profess sincerely the dogma of … brotherhood … tolerance and justice, and consider all men, equal, and … not be excluded from its benefits; nor even the Spaniards, if they decide to live peacefully among us.
We want … (to) take part in the formation of the laws, and in the distribution and investment of the contributions.
We want to abolish … slavery and compensate whoever is harmed.
We want freedom of meeting, freedom of the press and freedom of … conscience, and
We request … respect (of) the inalienable rights of … man, (the) foundation of … independence and the greatness of (our) towns.
We want to remove from the yoke of Spain and to become a free and independent nation.
If Spain recognizes our rights, (it) will have in Cuba an affectionate daughter; if it persists in subjugating … us, we are resolute to die before (we will) be under his domination.”