This is a pretty Morning and for the first time our Clothing is dry ones more we all where able to perform the regular routine of duty all where out on Drill on time we all exspected the Montery to come in to day in the afternon was witnessed a foot race between Powers and a Native Powers won easily by 10 Yards in a 100 Yards run I am emproving gradualy Rush Landis Walker Fox & Collins remain on the Sick List the Rest are all well

This is a pretty morning and, for the first time, our clothing is dry. Once more we were all able to perform the regular routine of duty. All were out on drill on time. We expected the Monterey to come in today. In the afternoon we witnessed a foot race between Powers and a native. Powers won easily by ten yards in a 100 yard run. I am improving gradually. [Ray] Rush, [Jacob] Landis, [Charles] Walker, [Robert] Fox and Collins remain on the sick list. The rest [of the men] are well.

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