Diary of John E.T. Milsaps

Friday, November 25th, 1898

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

Another cool day. Cloudy, but little rain.

Made 2 visits to town.

In the forenoon collected $18. Money order – rather postal note, the one sent me sometime ago by Lt.-Col. Wm Evans, San Francisco. This was the first remittance sent me, & was for salary. Am to get $9. a week. Took out $2. for the Lord’s tenth, for I joined the Tenth League.

Wrote & copied 2 letters this forenoon & mailed them.

Hired a quiles after dinner & with Rev. & Mrs. Owens drove out to the penitentiary – Bilibid. The powers would not admit us.

Took dinner with the Owens’. Bro Randall of Hong Kong, Agent of the British Bible Society, was also present. I let the Owens’ have food supplies, neighbor style, occasionally. They are getting short on money.

Visitors today 19.

Prayed with & counseled Private Frank Amie. Was sworn into the S.A. several years ago for life. At the Methodist meeting last night in the Miesig Cuartel, he gave in his name to become a member of the Methodist church, Rev. Owens tried to organize. He withdrew his name. Acted too hasty.

About 6.45 p.m. U.S. troops commenced to gather at No. 2. An audience of 17 cheered me. Led the holiness meeting. Rev. Owens testified. Mrs. Owens played the organ.

The dear Lord gave us a good meeting but no souls came forward.

Report is printed in “Freedom” that Insurgent officers are recruiting their army in Manila.