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Thursday, May 5, 1898

Frs. Algue and Rossell call on the archbishop to offer their personal mediation to rally the Filipino people around the Spanish flag. They suggest, and the archbishop accepts enthusiastically, the idea of consecrating the archipelago to the Sacred Heart. A British man-of-war has entered Manila bay. A Spanish pilot was provided on request to guide it to the anchoring ground. And after this service was performed, the Yankee Admiral was pleased to fire on the tiny pilot boat, but sparing the life of the pilot and his crew.