Miércoles 20 de Julio 1898

Sábese en Manila con absoluta certeza aunque no es público, que la escuadra de Cámara ha recibido orden de volver á España. (...) Desde anteayer está el "Boston" junto á Parañaque protegiendo el desembarco y acampamiento de tropas yanquis en aquella playa. Es de temer que preparen ataque formal por aquel lado.

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July 19, 1898

Mail went at 7.30 am. I had to run two blocks to catch it. 2nd Battalion arrived in camp at 11 am. Call to arms came at 3 p.m., causing great excitement, firstly with the Colorados and then with our own regiment. I was in bed pretty sick with my sore arm and diarrhoea but was..

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