Diary of Alfred Burton Welch

Friday 8/18/1899

Slept late. Ate 10 cakes for breakfast. All very quiet today except a few shots early in a.m. –perhaps a parting shot from their outposts when relieved. 21st Battalion left Pasig this a.m. –but have not yet appeared, but are expected tonight. Sun hot, air very heavy and sultry. Light airs from fresh breezes from SW and W in eve., bearing clouds –heavy and black indicating storm and wind.