Diary of Simeon Villa

March 22, 1901

To-day the dictator celebrates his birthday, and on this account many people have come to congratulate him.

[TRANSLATOR’S NOTE.—At this point the diary abruptly ends, Emilio Aguinaldo and his staff officers, Santiago Barcelona and Simeon A. Villa, having been captured by Brig. Gen. Frederick Funston at Palanan on March 23, 1901.—J. C. H.]

I certify that the foregoing translation, made by myself from the original Spanish, is correct.

  1. C. HIXON,
    First Lieutenant, Thirty-second Infantry, U. S. V.,
    Assistant to Officer in Charge Division of Military Information.

MANILA, P. I, June 5, 1901.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL’S OFFICE,
DIVISION OF THE PHILIPPINES,
Manila, P. I., February 28, 1902.

A true copy of the original translation.

  1. H. VAN DEMAN,
    Captain, Twenty-first United States Infantry,
    In charge of Military information.