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Sunday, July 24th, 1898

this is a lovely Morning but befor Dinner the rain began to pour down and the Native tell us that it will rain steady this way for 5 or 6 Weeks we are seeing the Native Soldier every day and every where and do not think verry much of them for the ackt more like Boys then menwe also receive the News of the Downfall of Santiago we are sending our Mail to day for the first time we had some nice Mutton for Breakfast Dinner & Supper the claim that Dewy has captured these No Sick

This is a lovely morning but before dinner the rain began to pour. The natives tell us that it will rain steadily this way for five or six weeks. We are seeing the native soldiers every day and everywhere and do not think very much of them for they act more like boys than men. We also receive news of the downfall of Santiago. We are sending mail today for the first time. We had some nice mutton for breakfast, dinner and supper. They claim that Dewey captured these. No sick.