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Thursday, January 5th, 1899

The Weather is fine but its getting hot again and the Streets are ones more in a fair Condition for traveling we are going throug our regular Routine of duty 7 men are on Guard and 3 on Outpost the first California left during the Night on a Steamer under sealed Orders Rumors are afloat in full blast and allways fresh of the Wire the Orders are the same one Men less on Sick List Frank Brain is reported worse and almost fatal.

The weather is fine but it’s getting hot again and the streets are once more in a fair condition for traveling. We are going about our regular routine of duty. Seven men are on guard and three on outpost. The 1st California left during the night on a steamer under sealed orders. Rumors are afloat in full blast and always fresh off the wire. The orders are the same. On man less on the sick list. Frank Brain is reported to be worse and almost fatal.