Friday, Dec. 2d, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Cool breeze tonight. Hot during the day especially when doing anything. Gave a Filipino family that was put out of one room in the basement, permission to locate under the front or entrance stairway. Hired another Filipino to wash the floor..

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Friday 12-2-98

Very hot. 95°. 3rd battalion left Wednesday for an outpost. 1st batt. on cascos at 9 a.m. Hot, oh Hot, pitch bubbled out of deck seams. British cruiser anchored, saluted flag 21 guns. On launch at 1.30, towed Cascos to Customs House where the batt. disembarked and marched to barracks. I went with Headquarters &..

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Thursday, Dec. 1st, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. First clear day in a long time. Heat. No rain. Bright moon at night. Cooked breakfast & dinner took with Rev. and Mrs. Owens furnished 1 two pound cans of apricots. Also cooked super. Frugal meal. Corn meal mush, fried bacon..

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