Diary of Alfred Burton Welch

Tuesday 1-3-99

Up at reveille and surveyed in Paco. Took Glasia [Iglesia] Paco and the old Philipino [Filipino] priest was a good entertainer. 85 years ago this church was destroyed & many people killed by a terrible earthquake. On the site was erected this one 45 years ago. The tower and much of the old church still stands. A boneyard is behind the church and a large native market is in the plaza. Platted in afternoon. Ist Cal. leaves on transport under sealed orders, and we sent a guard down to the hospital to relieve them. Rained hard all p.m. Wrote to Tops in eve. Found a six inch shot in an old ruin in Paco.