Saturday 1-28-99

More mail. Letter from Jennie Adams. Lay around all day. Read "Irene's Vow," a tale of bloodshed and revenge. "Too late for the balm when the heart is broke." Took Sergt Burtt to supper at Casino de Paco, where we had the usual number of courses, also a strange rare fruit "dulce," like a watermelon,..

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Friday 1-27-99

Wrote to Tops. Very hot. A Co. I boy buried today, making 2 for Co. I. Several German and British boats came in today, and the bay is alive with craft. More line of battle boats in Bahia Manila than any other place in the world. Played hide & seek, drop the handkerchief, &c &c.

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