Jan. 16, 1899

Went to hospital to see Jim. He has blotches all over face but they will disappear in a few months. Jim will be in quarters in few days. Had Andres skipped [skip) out with $.65 American Company money. All is quiet in regard to natives. I do not believe there will be any fighting. Regulars..

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Monday 1-16-99

Friday night at 9.00 we were deployed from the convent at b.h. 11 across the front to b.h. 12. The rice fields had been purposely flooded, and H²O was about 18 in. deep. Fixed a rocket board at b.h. 11and made my bed on a knoll. Went to sleep. Turned cold and started to rain...

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