Weather splendid and the Water is verry Calm in the Morning about 4 o Clock we enetered the Bay in single file the Boston leading the Entrance of the Bay does not seem to be more than 2 miles wide flanked on both sides by large Hills we soon sighted Dewys Fleet all scatered around in the Bay the Majority of them near a place called Cavite here we ankered and soon discovered the Ruins of the spanish Fleet the old Hulks where sticking here and there out of the Water right near the Shores of Cavite wich is allready in the Hands of U.S. troops sins Dewy destroyer their Handsome Fleet right opposite from this place we can plainly see the City of Manila wich we are to capture in due time during the whole day we could hear the shooting of the Spaniards and Insurgent plainly the where fighting verry hard towards Evening Connading and musketing in the afternon we recieved the News from a chinese Warship wich just arived that the spanish fleet at Santiago was destroyed and also that the Codis Fleet was on her way here everything is well on Board the same 3 men are still on the Sicklist this day we made the Bal of 114 Miles making a total of 7142

The weather is splendid and the water is very calm in the morning. About 4 o’clock we entered the bay in single file with the USS Boston leading. The entrance of the bay does not seem to be more than two miles wide flanked on both sides by large hills. We soon sighted Dewey’s fleet all scattered around the bay. The majority of them were near a place called Cavite. Here we anchored and soon discovered (saw) the ruins of the Spanish fleet. The old hulks were sticking here and there out of the water right near the shores of Cavite which is already in the hands of the U.S. troops since Dewey destroyed their handsome fleet. Right opposite from this place we can plainly see the city of Manila which we are to capture in due time. During the whole day we could hear the shooting of the Spaniards and the insurgents. Plainly they were fighting very hard towards evening cannonading and musketing. In the afternoon we received news from a Chinese warship, which had just arrived, that the Spanish fleet at Santiago was destroyed and also that the Cadiz fleet was on her way here. Everything is well onboard. The same three men are still on the sick list. This day we made the balance of 114 miles making a total of 7,142 [miles].

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