Saturday, Dec. 24th, 1898

Camp Santa Mesa –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Christmas Eve on a foreign shore, but our environments are radically different from what we have been accustomed to in the home-country. Anywhere for Jesus. Cooked breakfast of ham & chocolate, fried oatmeal mush left over from last night. Struck out..

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Friday, Dec. 23d, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Rainy morning; cool weather; clear night & a bright moon. To (Rev) Private Sam’l Krell, who is a photographer (amateur perhaps) I ordered 12 photo of Iloilo, island of Panay & interesting incidents are to be on tropical paper, unmounted. He..

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Thursday, Dec. 22d, 1898

Cavite, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Out of bed early, prayed, glanced at the bible, cooked breakfast & leaving my dishes unwashed hastened down to the Pasig quay. Crossed over by the ferry boat “Manila” to Cavite. Visited Colonel Van Valzah, whose office is in one of..

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