Diary of Chriss A. Bell

May 25, 1899

Was not at custom house today. Bothered with diarrhea. Seven regiments came in and a more sunburned blacker dustier looking lot of boys one could not imagine. I would given almost anything to have been with them. They are all tired and not in best health but would not have given up the expedition for money. We expect to be off for home in a few weeks.