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Thursday, May 11th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo

Did not feel like going out today remained at home. Want to recruit my strength as I felt half sick yesterday. Read Numbers (one Chapter) & a psalm this morning then prayed & cooked breakfast. Took things easy & rested! The cool breeze tempered the hot sun. Away from the breeze the heat was felt.

Wrote first with lead pencil then copied with ink an article of 1,300 words for the London, England “War Cry.” This at request of the Foreign Secretary thro’ Major J. Bond, also wrote a letter to the Foreign  Secretary.

Mrs. Owens invited me to a chicken dinner today. Gladly accepted the invitation, as I grow weary of my table with its sameness of food.

About dark Rev. Mrs. Owens went to the post office and brought back quite a number of War Crys & other papers for me. Two San Francisco War Crys contain my narrative, which has caught up to the fighting. The wrapper on the Houston Port gives my subscription credit up to Mar 20 – 1900.

I paid the Filipino woman Marie Panga for my washing.

The Houston Post says that at last the U.S. Government will commence work on the Ship Channel (Buffalo Bayou). This marks an epoch in the history of that city.

I feel greatly relieved now that the London War Cry article is written & no longer burdens my mind as work undone.

Rev. Owens brought me word this p.m. that Bro. Hines is back in the hospital again Ward No. 16.

According to the tone of Manila Press the American-Filipino war is not ended yet. The natives act like madmen. They have not a ghost of a chance & yet they prolong the fight. The continuation of hostilities means the death of their people without any recompense for the loss of life.