Thursday, October 27th, 1898

the Storm Kept up all night but the Morning was clear we went trough our regular routine of Buisnes had fresh Meat again in the Evening the whole Regiment marched 3 Miles out to Malette and had dressparade and passed Grand Review wich was verry sattisfactory but we all got a good soaking befor we arrived at our Barracks our 4 prisoner each got a trial in the afternon Cuite was was sentensed for 30 days and $15.20 fine chirstopher Little and Beatty where senteced to 15 days and $6.00 fine Knotts Conn and Herrington are on the Sick List

The storm kept us up all night but the morning was clear. We went through out regular routine of business. We had fresh meat again in the evening. The whole regiment marched three miles out to Malate and had dress parade and passed grand review which was very satisfactory. But, we all got a good soaking before we arrived at our barracks. Our four prisoners each got a trial in the afternoon. [Gilbert] Cuite was sentenced to 30 days and a $15.20 fine. [Frank] Christopher, [William] Little and [Curtis] Beatty were sentenced to 15 days and $6.00 fine. [George] Knotts, [George] Conn and [Charles] Herrington were on the sick list.


Wednesday, October 26th, 1898

It has raigned pretty near all Night but the day is clear and hot until 6 pm we had a heavy Storm and it got quiet chilly fell just like a Night in November at home we where vaxinated again at least the most of us we had Regimental parade in the Evening on our Street we had fresh Meat and 3 good Meal this day Cuite christopher Little and Beatty where send to the Guard house at 11 clock by the Captain for leaving Quarters after Taps Conn Knotts and Herrington are on the Sick List

It has rained pretty near all night but the day is clear and hot until 6 p.m. when we had a heavy storm and it got quite chilly. Just felt like a night in November at home. We were vaccinated again, at least most of us. We had a regimental parade in the evening on out street. We had fresh meat and three good meals this day. [Gilbert] Cuite, [Frank] Christopher, [William] Little and [Curtis] Beatty were sent to the guard house at 11 o’clock for leaving quarters after Taps. [George] Conn, [George] Knotts and [Charles] Herrington are on the sick list.


Wednesday, October 19th, 1898

This is a beautifull day there is a nice breese going we are getting the good News that Mail has come in by the way of Hong Kong wich we recieved in the afternoon wich made every body happy I recieved 4 letters and a picture of my Girl this Mail was 19 days old we also had a goodly Number of Newspaper sent up to this time the Amerilan are printing 4 different Newspaper call the Freedom Amerikan Soldier Manila Times and Unkle Sam they are all selling at 10ct a paper I send one of each of them home we had fresh Meat to day Christopher Twist Johnson Miller McMaster Hagen Frankenbery Daugherty and Georg Conn and Knott are on the sick List

This is a beautiful day. There is a nice breeze going. We are getting good news that mail has come in by way of Hong Kong which we received in the afternoon. This made everybody happy. I received four letters and a picture of my girl. This mail was nineteen days old. We also had a goodly number of newspapers sent up to [us] this time. The Americans are printing four different newspapers: the Freedom, American Soldier, Manila Times and Uncle Sam. They are all selling at ten cents a paper. I sent one of each of them home. We had fresh meat today. [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [Milbert] Johnson, [George] Miller, [Albert] McMaster, [Samuel] Hagan, [Joseph] Frankenberry, [Homer] Daugherty and George Conn and [George] Knotts are on the sick list.


Tuesday, October 18th, 1898

It is still raignen but it is clearing of in the afternon nicely we can hear Dewy firing a Salute in the Morning and one in the Evening but do not Know what Ships came in we are doing Guard duty just on our Street but have Guard Mount at Headquarters Knotts Christopher Twist Johnson Miller McMaster Hagen Frankenbery Daugherty and Georg Conn are on the Sick List

It is still raining but it cleared up in the afternoon nicely. We can hear Dewey firing a salute in the morning and one in the evening but we do not know what ships came in. We are doing guard duty just on our street but have guard mount at headquarters. [George] Knotts, [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [Milbert] Johnson, [George] Miller, [Albert] McMaster, [Samuel] Hagan, [Joseph] Frankenberry, [Homer] Daugherty and George Conn are on the sick list.


Monday, October 17th, 1898

It has raigned all Night and the most part of the day we are having Inspection in afternon and have Dressparade at 5 pm we had some nice fresh Meat to day there are many Rumors afloat about us going home but we all got pretty used to them Knotts Christopher Twist Johnson Miller McMaster Hagen Frankenbery Daugherty and Georg Conn are on the Sick List

It has rained all night and the most part of the day. We are having inspection in the afternoon and have dress parade at 5 p.m. We had some nice, fresh meat today. There are many rumors afloat about us going home, but we all got pretty used to them. [George] Knotts, [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [Milbert] Johnson, [George] Miller, [Albert] McMaster, [Samuel] Hagan, [Joseph] Frankenberry, [Homer] Daugherty and George Conn are on the sick list.


Sunday, October 16th, 1898

It has raigned the biggest part of the day I was on Guard all Night at the Jail we where relieved at 8 am by the South Dacota Regt wich we understand will have charge over the prisons after this we still have to do without Meat as we cannot get at the Boat we have Beans for Dinner and Rice for Supper and most of the Boys eat at the Restaurant up town we have no dressparade 7 of our Men are doing Guard duty on the Streets in the Evening we all attended Service at the Opera House wich we all enjoyed after Service we had some time Musik rendered by the Colerado Band the House was full this time Spaniard as well as the Native had Invatation Christopher Twist Miller Knotts Daugherty Georg Conn Milbert Johnson and Alb McMaster are on the sick List

It has rained the biggest part of the day. I was on guard all night at the jail. We were relieved at 8 a.m. by the South Dakota Regiment which we understand will have charge over the prisons after this. We still do without meat as we cannot get at the boat. We have beans for dinner and rice for supper and most of the boys eat at the restaurants uptown. We have no dress parade. Seven of our men are doing guard duty on the streets. In the evening we all attended services at the Opera House which we all enjoyed. After the service we had some music rendered by the Colorado Band. The house was full; the Spaniards as well as the native [Filipinos] had [an] invitation [to attend]. [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [George] Miller, [George] Knotts, [Homer] Daugherty, George Conn, Milbert Johnson and Alb[ert] McMaster are on the sick list.


Friday, October 14th, 1898

It is still raignen all day we have our Hour Bayonett Exercises in the Morning and dressparade in the Evening this day was a great Feast day for the Natives in the Evening the whole City was illuminated I was also in the Cathreal in the Evening watching their strange Way of Worship this day we recieved another white Duck Shirt and 2 Gingham Shirts Christopher Twist Knotts Miller Daugherty Georg Conn and Milbert Johnson are on the Sick List

It is still raining all day. We have our hour bayonet exercises in the morning and dressparade in the evening. This day was a great feast day for the natives. In the evening the whole city was illuminated. I was also in the Cathedral in the evening watching the strange way of worship. This day we received another white duck shirt and two gingham shirts. [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [George] Knotts, [George] Miller, [Homer] Daugherty, George Conn and Milbert Johnson are on the sick list.


Thursday, October 13th, 1898

This has being a wed day it is poring down continusly we do verry little duty we have medical Examination 8 of them did not pass this peculiar “Exam” we have dressparade and Inspection of Arms and recieve a pair of Government Shoes and 3 pair of Socks each it is still raigned Christopher Twist Knotts Miller Daugherty and Georg Conn are on the Sick List

This has been a wet day. It is pouring down continuously. We do very little duty. We had a medical examination. Eight of them did not pass this peculiar “exam.” We have dress parade and inspection and receive a pair of government shoes and three pairs of socks each. It is still raining. [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [George] Knotts, [George] Miller, [Homer] Daugherty and [George] Conn are on the sick list.


Wednesday, October 12th, 1898

It has being a very nice day until 4 pm sins then it has raigned steady and it looks as it will Keep up all night Co C was relieved from Guard at 7 am we are resting all day we have Pork and Beans for Dinner and Beef and Rice Soup for Supper we have our new Lambs fixed up in our Quarters. our Patrol has Order to stop every one from selling on the Streets without Licens Christopher Twtis Knotts Baird Miller and Dougherty are on the sick List

It was a very nice day until 4 p.m. Since then it has rained steadily and it looks like it will keep up all night. Company C was relieved from guard duty at 7 a.m. We are resting all day. We have pork and beans for dinner and beef and rice soup for supper. We have our new lamps fixed up in our quarters. Our patrol has orders to stop everyone from selling on the streets without a license. [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [George] Knotts, [James] Baird, [George] Miller and [Homer] Daugherty are on the sick list.