Feb. 3, 1899

Nothing out of ordinary happened today. In evening Carr, Frank Holbart & I played billiards. James during day played Shorty 3 games chess Holbart [won or lost] in every game James [Then] in evening about 9 we were all [done for] today [and] we walked out [to] Whalleys when we heard the call to arms..

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Friday 2-3-99

And got home and went to sleep. Slept nearly all day. Lieut. Hobson is in the bay. We sent a detail of sharpshooters to the boat for duty with the Mountain Batteries. This boat is an old Spanish boat, protected. It is filled up and will go up the Rio Pasig and attack Santa Anna,..

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Friday, Feb. 3rd, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island -- Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Breakfast time Sergeant Fisher of the U.S. Engineering corps called at No. 2. Calle Santa Elena to see Rev. Owens. He & 4 privates had just arrived from Malolos. These 5 American soldiers while engaged completing a survey of Manila..

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