Diary of John E.T. Milsaps

Friday, January 27th, 1899

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

A stiff wind resembling to a certain extent a California norther in the Sacramento valley blowed all day. We are having the winter of this country which is a dry spell inclined to be slightly cool.

Kept quite close at home, but paid one visit to town. That was to the post office. Much mail for me. So much that I hired a carromata to take it & me home, and still there’s more to follow.

Cashed the postal note received from Lt-Col. Wm Evans yesterday. Received $36. U.S. coin; one month’s salary.

War Crys received to day from San Francisco: 120 No. 575, Dec. 3d 1898; 120, No. 576, Dec. 10th ’98; 117 — No. 13 (Chinese) May 1897– monthly. Gave Private Hines for free distribution among the Montana troops 20 copies each of Nos. 575, 576 & 577.

Led a holiness service in No. 2. Audience 11. —