Wednesday 1-4-99

Platted in a.m., downtown in eve. Co. A transferred to 3rd batt & changed quarters to Paco. Sergt. Burtt & I went to Glasia [Iglesia] a' [de] Paco and Padre Chico treated us in great shape. In evening singers went to "14" and N.D. regiments and as is usual were treated the best. Even the..

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Tuesday, Jan. 3d, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. I am forty-seven years of age today. Was born in Houston, Texas. January 3d, 1852. The swiftly passing years do not cause regret by their flight because my time is being spent for God and humanity. I am very tired today..

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January 3, 1899

Following breakfast at 6 am. we were ready to move. We left our quarters at 4 pm. and had our supper on the sidewalk at Manila before boarding ship. We saw a boy lying on the sidewalk on the front for over three hours but were not allowed to assist him. The ship, the ‘Cazadero’...

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Tuesday 1-3-99

Up at reveille and surveyed in Paco. Took Glasia [Iglesia] Paco and the old Philipino [Filipino] priest was a good entertainer. 85 years ago this church was destroyed & many people killed by a terrible earthquake. On the site was erected this one 45 years ago. The tower and much of the old church still..

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Monday, Jan. 2d, 1899

Mariveles, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Heavy clouds in the sky; no rain; cool on Manila bay. Early this morning got out of bed, prayed read bible & cooked breakfast, then cleared out without waiting to wash dishes. Paid $1 Mex fare to Corregidor Island & back...

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