Nov. 24, 1898

Thanksgiving. Rookies came up this A.M. Rumors some. They seem like an fine set of boys. In evening [had] banquet over in a American restaurant. We had fine time. Some good toasts by Capt. Mc [Macrum] both Lieuts. Morrow, Freeman, Watson, Brook, Claggett, & Bill Smith and Patterson. Morrows on the girl I left behind..

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Thursday 11-24-98

Made 265.4. Awake early, and a poor tired land bird about the size of a robin was flying around decks, so we are near land. Breakfast of "breast of sow, served with bubby's." Had a great dinner in stateroom 104 with Sergt. Coombs, Burtt, Witherspoon and Herman, and Corps. Wilbon & Welch. Menu -- Salads.....

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