Diary of William Herman Wilhelm

Monday, July 24th, 1899

Rode to Manila on Friday 14th. meeting Lt Miles at Las Pinas by agreement & going in together to turn over to me E. company property. Miles returned Sunday & I Monday. Was taken very ill with cramps & dysentery immediately on return & am just getting around again. Exceedingly heavy rains last Monday night & throughout Tuesday: has done immense damage to roads & bridges; the latter at Imus & Paranaque being washed out & the one at Zapote seriously damaged. Almost entire town of Bacoor converted into rushing river during storm: numerous houses falling & being washed at once out into the bay. Tuesday afternoon I was carried on a litter by chinamen to Dr Hogan’s qrs. ¾ mile from here where I could have his constant personal attention. Have become much better & was able to walk back to my own quarters yesterday.