Thursday, May 5, 1898

Frs. Algue and Rossell call on the archbishop to offer their personal mediation to rally the Filipino people around the Spanish flag. They suggest, and the archbishop accepts enthusiastically, the idea of consecrating the archipelago to the Sacred Heart. A British man-of-war has entered Manila bay. A Spanish pilot was provided on request to guide..

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Miercoles, 4 de Mayo 1898

1ª Entrega de todos los barcos de guerra que quedan en el Archipiélago: 2ª Entrega de todos los marinos como prisioneros de guerra: 3ª Reconocimiento oficial del bloqueo en que están las islas. People say it is true the commodore of the American squadron has communicated with the captain general (we do not know what precise day) he..

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Martes 3 de Mayo 1898

La escuadra americana dueña de la bahía se entretiene en incendiar barcos mercantes. The American squadron, mistress of the bay, entertains herself by burning merchant boats. Presided over by His Grace, the archbishop, the superiors of the five religious orders and some civil authorities hold a meeting to decide how to implement the resolutions approved..

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Lunes 2 de Mayo 1898

Una batería de 4 cañones recién montada en la escollera del puerto en construcción, ha sido desmontada durante la noche y traída á Manila, pues por su posición estaba muy expuesta á que la volasen los enemigos con una lluvia de granadas, (...) No ha habido bombardeo (de Manila), (...) A medio día después de..

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11 A.M. Monday, May 2d, 1898

We were on guard all night. From the flag-ship this morning we have these details of yesterday's fight: on the Olympia a six-pound shell cut the rigging four feet over the admiral's head, and as Flag Lieutenant Brumby and Ensign Scott were raising signal-flags the halyards were shot away. The Petrel brings a string of..

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Domingo 1 de Mayo 1898

Hoy nuestra escuadra ha sido incendiada por la escuadra americana (.,.)La componen los barcos ''Boston'' y "Baltimore'' cruceros protegidos de 1o clase. "Ralleig'' y "Olimpia'' cruceros protegidos de 2" clase; cañoneros protegidos "Concord" y "Petrel", aviso "Mac-Culloch" y transporte "Zafiro" y "Naushau" (...) si el Corazón Divino se dignase conceder la victoria á las armas españolas...

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