Diary of John E.T. Milsaps

Thursday, November 10th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo.

Busy day. Cloudy & cold; no rain.

Visitors 6.

Sent Comrade Hines to U.S. Commissary to buy me supplies. Purchased 2 bottles lime juice & 1 side breakfast bacon.

Paid my rent for No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, to the son of Señora Ysabel Wood, month of November $35, Mexican silver.

Read                          copies No.                               edition P.C. War Cry

Read                          copies No.                               edition P.C. War Cry

A letter came from Ensign Tom J. McGill, Dawson City in the Klondike country, forwarded from San Francisco wants S.F. Cry for their reading room.

A long letter arrived from Lt – Col. Wm Evans, says took long time to arrange some system with New York re financing my expedition. This P.C. Divisional finances are suffering; must draw on New York for several thousand dollar to assist the Fort Romie Colony, but thinks & ought to be assisted.

I bought $1 (Mex.) worth of Filipino postage stamps out of my pocket for him. Wrote & mailed 1st weekly report to Lieutenant Col. Alice Lewis.