Diary of James J. Loughrey

January 3, 1899

Following breakfast at 6 am. we were ready to move. We left our quarters at 4 pm. and had our supper on the sidewalk at Manila before boarding ship. We saw a boy lying on the sidewalk on the front for over three hours but were not allowed to assist him. The ship, the ‘Cazadero’. sailed at midnight but got stuck in the mud at the river mouth where we had to remain until pulled off by tugs the following afternoon.