Diary of Alfred Burton Welch

Wednesday 2-1-99

Went to Singalon[g] in a.m. Got a “bolo” from a native. A few days ago the ins. caught a staff officer and a 1st Lieut. and were going to kill them –and had the staff officer tied to a tree, when they were rescued. I have been over the same ground many times. They have a cannon there now, and a large outpost. Slept and platted in p.m. Were called to arms at 3.30 a.m. & stayed in the court until 7 a.m.