January 31, 1899

Reveille at 4.15 am. We were prepared in light marching order at 5.15 a.m., but recalled at 6.15 a.m., which was followed by inspection by Major Lime at 7 a.m. We were called to arms at 10.30 p.m., but recalled at 11. Called again at 11.30 p.m., which turned out to be a false alarm.

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Tuesday 1-31-99

Serg't Coombs whispered in my ear at 2.30 a.m. "Welchen, get up & put on your fightin' clothes." Fell in the battalion until six a.m. Several heavy guns boomed on the line at b.h. 11 --fell out at 8 fell in for monthly muster inspection. Col. did not come until 11.30. Aguinaldo says "No more..

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Sunday, Jan. 29th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island --Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Cloudy with slight showers; weather getting warmer. Remained at home all day. Early morning given to prayer & bible reading. By invitation took breakfast with Rev. & Mrs. Chas Owens. In the Encyclopedia Brittanica borrowed from Owens read carefully parts of..

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Sunday 1-29-99

Wrote to Miss Adams in a.m. At 11 Frank Coombs and I went to senora Rivera' Casa on Calle Looban, 29. About 20 natives were there. We were presented and after low bows and many "Ahs" the orchestra played. Senor Rivera was very polite. Wanita, Romanita, and a little boy, Alfredo, were my favorites. Wanita..

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