It was agreed that the prisoners shoulder the cost of two small stone marks for the tombs of Camerino and Barican. Those who could afford gave a voluntary contribution to refund the amount of forty pesos paid by Mr. Gerona to the priest of Agaña, for Barican’s internment. After the collection, the whole amount was paid.
His condition having worsened each day, Mr. Lucas Camerino was transferred to Agaña Hospital yesterday.
Today, we were informed of his passing away at past 6:00 o’clock this morning. With prior permission from the Commandant, Messrs. Trías and Legaspi went to attend the funeral this afternoon in the cemetery for the natives or in the Catholic Cemetery of Agaña. R.I.P.
This afternoon, we landed in the barrio of Piti. Then we walked toward the direction of Agaña. Upon reaching the barrio of Asan, we went to a place which used to be the hospital site for lepers during the time of the Spaniards. Here we stayed in tents which were prepared for this purpose.
We felt some relief after having been confined for 28 days in a big cabin intended for the soldiers, unable to stay on deck except during mealtime and a few minutes alloted for smoking. I have gone up the deck only once, when we were already at Agaña port.
Our companion, Lucas Camerino, is still sick, having caught a fever on board the ship, a week ago.
At 11:00 a.m. we boarded Rosecrans that was anchored at Manila Bay. The prisoners on board were the following:
Artemio Ricarte, Pio del Pilar, Maximino Hizon, Mariano Llanera, Francisco de los Santos, Macario de Ocampo, Esteban Consortes, Lucas Camerino, Julián Gerona, Pedro Cobarrubias, Mariano Barruga, Hermógenes Plata, Cornelio Riquiestas, Fabián Villaruel, Juan Leandro Villarino, José Mata, Igmidio de Jesús, Alipio Tecson, Apolinario Mabini, Pablo Ocampo, Maximino Trías, Simón Tecson, Lucino Almeida, Pío Varicán and Anastacio Carmona. All in all, there were 25 of us, excluding the 9 accompanying assistants of the prisoners. Among them were my brother, Prudencio Mabini, Mr. Ocampo’s brother-in-law (Pablo), Mr. Rivera and a young son of Francisco de los Santos.
We boarded at about noon. Since there was no lunch prepared for us on the boat, we had to wait for dinner, as it was already late in the afternoon.
Nevertheless, I believe a number of us did not feel hungry then, for we were more overcome by our emotions that day.