April 26-99

Gunboat engaged enemie's shore batteries today on the e. close to delta. Rebels fired 5 shots in 7 seconds, so it is either a rapid fire gun, or a battery of more than one gun. This is my 2nd night in raining a little, with a br't moon, rainbow in the west. Was about 97°..

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April 26, 1899

Summers heard from. He beat Lawton to meeting place by two days. Captured town and cleared country around Brigade. Lost, killed, & wounded about 10 men. Am slowly getting on to work at Custom House. Like it much better than at quarters. Mail came yesterday but none for me.

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April 25th-99

On outpost across river in ruins of old house. Close to bamboos. All quiet. Sabia's husband came in at 8 a.m. with presents of chickens & eggs for me. I got him a pass and went with him to his grass hut at Ususan. They fed me on eggs, boiled chicken and rice and fried..

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Monday, April 24th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Lovely moon tonight. Strong breeze this evening; heavy clouds but no rain; hot. Busy day. Out of bed read Leviticus & 2 psalms, prayed to my Lord, then cooked breakfast washed dishes & struck out for the post office. Heard..

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