Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Saturday, October 15th, 1898

It is still raignen all day and it is quiet chilly Co C is doing Guard duty at the prisons the Bay is overcrauded with Ships and the Water is so rough that we could not get the Meat of the Boat today we have a new blue Blouse and Leggins issued and some Campagn Hats we have 3 amerikan Newspaper printed now “the Amerikan Soldier” about 5 weeks old “the Manila Times” 2 weeks old and the “Freedom” just out for the first time Twist Knotts Miller Daugherty Johnson and Georg Conn and McMaster are on the sick List

It is still raining all day and it is quite chilly. Company C is doing guard duty at the prisons. The bay is overcrowded with ships and the water is so rough that we could not get the meat off the boat. Today we have a new blue blouse and leggings issued and some campaign hats. We have three American newspapers printed now: “The American Soldier,” about five weeks old; “The Manila Times,” two weeks old; and the “Freedom,” just out for the first time. [David] Twist, [George] Knotts, [George] Miller, [Homer] Daugherty, [Milbert] Johnson and George Conn are on the sick list.