Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Wednesday, January 25th, 1899

It has raigned all Night pretty near but at day break it ceases and the Sun came out read hot we have 7 men on Guard with 3 additional at Night and 11 men on Outpost good many Concerts are going on the Lunetta by the different Regimental Bands. Alguinaldo issues Orders that all Filipinos working under America Govermant or any other Place must take out a permit our papers simply laugh at the Idia and further permit our Officers to come through their lines that is without Arms to this we have never objected to sins we are here many men are getting short Forlough to goe into the Country especially Enginers and Miners but its rather dangerous the same Men remain on the Sick Book and about 12 men are of duty from Sore Arms caused by vacination

It has rained all night pretty near, but at day break it ceases and the sun came out red hot. We have seven men on guard with three additional at night and eleven men on outpost. A good many concerts are going on the Luneta by different regimental bands. Aguinaldo issues orders that all Filipinos working under the American Government or any other place must take out a permit. Our papers simply laugh at the idea and further permit our officers to come through their lines, that is without arms. To this we have never objected to since we are here many men are getting short furloughs to go into the country especially engineers and miners, but it’s rather dangerous. The same men remain on the sick book and about twelve men are off duty from sore arms caused by vaccination.