Friday, December 2nd, 1898

We had a light Rain during the Night but the Morning is prette and the Recruits get one more day to rest up they are all eager to see the sights of Manila the have a good time all are looking well we discharged our 2 China men Cook and Elected Candy Collins Chief Cook and Sparks and Kerr Assisance each men pays 30 cts per Month for the cooking Sam Hagen and David Twist are now with us again at our Quarters this only leaves 2 men in the General Hospital and Joe Johnson Sullivan and Jno Barnes in the Quarter but Twist and Hagen are of duty

We had a light rain during the night but the morning is pretty and the recruits get one more day to rest up. They are all eager to see the sights of Manila. They have a good time and all are looking well. We discharged our two Chinese cooks and elected Candy Collins Chief Cook and Ray Sparks and John Kerr Assistants. Each man [in the company] pays 30 cents per month for the cooking [to be paid to the cooks]. Sam Hagan and David Twist are now with us again at our quarters. This leaves only two men in the general hospital and Joe Johnson, [Frank] Sullivan and John Barnes in quarters. [David] Twist and [Samuel] Hagan are off-duty.


Tuesday, October 4th, 1898

This is another fine day but verry “hot” we had General Inspection by Regular Army Officer he reported every think in pretty good shape with the Exception of Hair cuts and Shaves Christopher Hanan Baird Kennedy Miller Twist Daugherty Sparks and Cuite are on the Sick Book

This is another fine day but very hot. We had a general inspection by a regular Army officer. He reported everything to be in pretty good shape with the exception of haircuts and shaves. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hanan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [George] Miller, [David] Twist, [Homer] Daugherty, [Ray] Sparks and [Gilbert] Cuite are on the sick book.


Monday, October 3rd, 1898

This is another fine “hot” day Co C is on Guard at the prison we have regular Guard mount and a strickt Inspection by Major Cuthbertson who has a great desire to call the Co down ones a while but atmitted it to be verry good Christopher Hanan Baird Kennedy Miller Twist Daugherty Sparks and Cuite are on the Sick List

This is another fine, hot day. Company C is on guard at the prison. We have regular guard mount and a strict inspection by Major [Harry] Cuthbertson who has a great desire to call the company down once in a while but admitted [the inspection] was very good. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hanan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [George] Miller, [David] Twist, [Homer] Daugherty, [Ray] Sparks and [Gilbert] Cuite are on the sick list.


Sunday, October 2nd, 1898

This is a beautifull day good many of the Boys attend Catholic cervice in the Morning in the Evening Chaplain Hunter holds services at the Opera House wich was well attended we all enjoyed it and the sacred Concert given by the Colerado Band up until now we hear nothing of the disposition of the Philipino Island Christopher Hanan Baird Kennedy Miller Twist Daugherty Curry Spark and Cuite are on the Sick Book

This is a beautiful day. A good many of the boys attended Catholic services in the morning. In the evening Chaplain Hunter held services at the Opera House which was well attended. We all enjoyed it and the sacred concert given by the Colorado Band. Up until now we have heard nothing of the disposition of the Philippine Islands. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hanan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [George] Miller, [David] Twist, [Homer] Daugherty, [John] Curry, [Ray] Sparks, and [Gilbert] Cuite are on the sick book.


Saturday, October 1st, 1898

the Weather is hot to day at 10 o clock the Thermometer reaches the 109 F Mark in the Shade we have another change in Guard duty the first Bat will probably get its share of Outpost and Guard duty now up until this time we have done more guard duty than any other Bat in the City but get no Credit for it should have had this change long ago we all recieve a Mosquito net to day wich are needed badly Christopher Baird Hanan Kennedy Miller Twist Daugherty Curry Jno and Sparks are on the Sick List

The weather is hot today. At 10 o’clock the thermometer reaches the 109 F mark in the shade. We have another change in guard duty. The First Battalion will probably get its share of outpost and guard duty now. Up until this time we have done more guard duty than any other battalion in the city but get no credit for it. We should have had this change long ago. We all receive mosquito netting today which we needed badly. [Frank] Christopher, [James] Baird, [Max] Hannan, [William] Kennedy, [George W.] Miller, [David] Twist, [Homer] Daugherty, John Curry and Ray Sparks are on the sick list.


Friday, September 30th, 1898

We had another nice Rain during the Night Co C was relieved at 7 o Clock from Guard duty Martin & DeBolt report having had a good time wich the say could not be exelled in Pittsburgh the consider the Natives much more intelligent than we first considered and think the are able to take of them self we had Dressparade in the Evening and Review in Front of the Brigade Hospital during this it raigned heavy and we all got a good socken befor we got back to our Quarter we all dress in white Ducks and Helmet we had a good Soupper on our Return Beans and fresh Beef Christopher Hanan Baird Kennedy Miller Twist Daugherty Sparks and Curry Jno are on the sick List

We had another rain during the night. Company C was relieved at 7 o’clock from guard duty. [William] Martin and [Carl] De Bolt report that they had a good time which they said could not be excelled in Pittsburgh. They considered the natives to be much more intelligent than we first considered and think they are able to take [care] of themselves. We had dress parade in the evening and review in front of the brigade hospital. During this it rained heavily and we all got a good soaking before we got back to our quarters. We all dressed in white ducks and helmet. We had a good supper upon our return, beans and fresh beef. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hannan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [George W.] Miller, [David] Twist, [Homer] Daugherty, Ray Sparks and John Curry are on the sick list.


Thursday, September 29th, 1898

a splendid rain during the Night Co C is on Guard at the prison the Insurgent are having a big day about 30 Miles north of this City (on the Railroad) it is estimared that about 25000 to 30000 Philipinos attented Sergt Martin and Debolt got permiss to attend besides a great many Amerikan ar invitet Christopher Baird Kennedy Miller Twist Daugherty Curry Jno and R Sparks are on the Sick List

A splendid rain during the night. Company C is on guard at the prison. The insurgents are having a big day about 30 miles north of this city (on the railroad). It is estimated that about 25,000 to 30,000 Filipinos attended. Sergeant [William] Martin and [Carl] De Bolt got permissions to attend besides a great many Americans are invited. [Frank] Christopher, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [George W.] Miller, [David] Twist, [Homer] Daugherty, John Curry and Ray Sparks are on the sick list.


Monday, September 26th, 1898

This is another fine “hot” day we are doing duty at the prison again, Orders seems to be the only thing issued these days Between the prison (Native) Official at the prison and Marguarettes (Whores) we are Kept in constant annoyance. Christopher Baird Kennedy Curry Jn Sparks Miller G. Twist and Wm Collins are on the Sick List

This is another fine, hot day. We are doing duty again at the prison again. Orders seems to be the only thing issued these days. Between the prison (native) official at the prison and the marguarettes (whores), we are kept in constant annoyance. [Frank] Christopher, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [John] Curry, [Ray] Sparks, [George W.] Miller, [David] Twist and William Collins are on the sick list.


Sunday, September 25th, 1898

This is a fine but “Hot” day we marched from our Outpost at 7 a.m. and didn’t drill until Evenig it being to hot the Native begin to peddle roasted chicken Soup and Brussil and the Boys buy plenty for besides our Hart Brew Beans Rice and a litle Fresh Meat Every other day there is nothing else chickens sell at 60ct Mexcan Mony (30ct our) Christopher Hanan Baird Jas Kennedy Curry J M. Sparks Conn and Miller G.W.

This is a fine but hot day. We marched from out outpost at 7 a.m. and didn’t drill until evening because it was too hot. The natives begin to peddle roasted chicken soup and brussel (sprouts?) and the boys buy plenty for besides our hart brew beans rices and a little fresh meat every other day there is nothing else. Chickens sell for 60 cents Mexican money (30 cents U.S.). [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hannan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [John] Curry, [Ray] Sparks, [George] Conn and [George W.] Miller are on the sick list.