Diary of Alfred Burton Welch

August 11th Friday 1899

QM Clough went to Manila, and I am left as acting QM and drew fresh beef also issued ration to boys. Rained hard. 4th Cav left for Manila. Rumors of a fight on north line. City of Mejico fallen. Prisoners went to city also. I wonder if this book will ever be read to any circle of friends? I do not know why I am keeping them if it isn’t read to when I get home.