Diary of John E.T. Milsaps

Saturday, November 19th, 1898

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

Since my blood has become thin from constant warm weather a little cool air goes a long way. Comparatively speaking the weather was cool and cloudy this day.

Visited the post office. No mail. Got shaved. Twice a week I go to a Spanish barbershop to be shaved. Don’t like to, but necessity makes it quite imperative.

Visitors 10.

Tried my gramophone. Rust is getting at it.

Wrote & copied a weekly letter (my second) to Lieut-Col. Alice Lewis re the war out here.

Watch the news from America & Europe closely. Am anxious to learn how events will affect this archipelago.

Bought 2 papers – 2o cts. Mex – “Uncle Sam” & “Freedom”.

Cooked breakfast & supper. Took dinner with Rev. & Mrs. Owens; also had a talk with them re missionary & S. A. work on these islands.

Gave Private Chester Blaney for distributions among the 10th Penn. Troops, 11 copies No. 567. Got 18th War Cry & 15 copies, No. 566 – Oct. 1st Crys.