Diary of Apolinario Mabini

24th of September 1901

The warship Justine arrived from Yokohama and is anchored at this port. It brings the sad news that President McKinley was seriously wounded early this month in an exhibition in Buffalo, when an anarchist attempted on his life. In view of this, a committee of prisoners went to welcome Captain McKelvy, giving him the following message of sympathy:

“DEAR CAPTAIN: All the Filipino prisoners at your command will be very much obliged to you, for presenting to the Governor their heartfelt sympathy, on account of the sad incident that has befallen President McKinley.” (Signed by the committee.)

Mr. Macario de Ocampo also transferred to Agaña, more than a week ago, to work as a designer in the public works section.