Diary of Santiago Barcelona

February 4th, 1900

Sunday. About midday, we were informed that the Americans were in Camarag; so we placed ourselves on the alert. Later, this was contradicted. We were told that the Americans, leading a convoy, had gone back on account of the presence of scattered Filipino forces from the town of Cordon in the mountains of San Luis.

About 4 p.m. the town president of Gamu presented himself with seven companions to greet the President and pay his respects, bringing with him gifts consisting of 75 little packages of cigarettes from the Utilidad Factory in Manila and two bottles of gin. The cigarettes were distributed among the officers and soldiers, as was also the gin.