Diary of John E.T. Milsaps

Friday, November 18th, 1898

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

Took my souvenir receipt form over to the Palace in Old Manila & gave McCullough a job to print 300 – 2 colors – red & blue – for $3. U.S. gold coin. This is the forenoon. Met J. H. Watkins in the Palace. Had a lengthy talk. He promised to send me a photo of the first battle line Aug. 13th.

After dinner accompanied Rev. & Mrs. Owens to town to look at furniture. I bought from a second hand dealer. 1 bamboo table for $4. Mex. also paid 1 paseta to Filipino for bringing it home for me. Bot 1 Filipino pamphlet 2 cents max.

Ordered thro’ a Filipino 10 bamboo chairs at 50 ctvs. each. Mex.

Although the Philippines have a hot climate it is an easy matter to catch cold. I have a cold in the head.

Cooked breakfast & supper. Cold dinner.

Visitors 21.

Wrote & copied 2 letters (1) to Bro. Dansare U.S.S. “Charleston”. He wants a meeting (2) Capt. Leutze re service in “Monterey”.

After supper, a holiness service was led by me; 21 persons present. The Lord set His seal on the meeting. Private Albert Pink, Bat’y L claimed sanctification; promise God.

Dispatches are disquieting. Spain’s dilitory tactics look suspicious. Perhaps we are not yet done with the war.