May 28th-99

Sunday. Helped sing for the chaplain. A party out to "see" where the niggers were and jumped them ¼ mi. along shore. Fired a few volleys. Splendid dinner --cake, oysters, bread, pineapples and cheese. Two letters from home, very hot today. Wonder what Topsy is doing today --for it is Sat. The "bolo" attack the Spaniard..

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Sunday, May 28th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dist. Clouds hang on the horizon, but for all that the sun shone upon the city all day. Weather cool for this climate; no rain. Read in Numbers, then prayed & prepared to cook breakfast, but while so engaged the..

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May 27th-99

Niggers closer than ever and took shots at our sentries. They are aggressive and we will have to kill them off before many days. New trenches before the road --at the open on left. Sent two shrapnel at "tree" at a big bunch, good shot, "set em a'goin." Inspection of arms and shoes today and..

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Saturday, May 27th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dist. Weather warm. Shower during the day. Last night the influenza became much less troublesome, praise the Lord, and gave me but little trouble. Read one and part of another chapter in Numbers, then prayed to my God for His..

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May 26th-99

On fatigue at 8.30 with old guard. The old gun was "shootin em up" all day, and lots of them in sight. We had lots of good shooting, when the percussion shrapnel drove them out of their trenches & we got two mounted officers. In spite of our shooting they are playing closer every day..

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Friday, May 26th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dist. Am troubled with influenza tonight. Heard running all day. A tropical climate does not exempt one from such pests. The Lord has blessed me with good health since coming to the Philippines; praise to His dear name. Got up..

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May 25th-99

Niggers tried to get inside our circle of outposts, several times, last night, but failed. Slept in a.m. Cool --the typhoon is about blown out. Gun is in position and will open up. The 71 Mausers (German Needle Gun) are busy trying to pick us off. They have the range and the boys are keeping..

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Thursday, May 25th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Have just completed a letter & copied it, to Rev. Harlan P. Beach, Educational Secretary, Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions, 3 West 29th St. New York. He wrote me a letter (date Apr 1st) enclosing me a blank to..

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May 25, 1899

Was not at custom house today. Bothered with diarrhea. Seven regiments came in and a more sunburned blacker dustier looking lot of boys one could not imagine. I would given almost anything to have been with them. They are all tired and not in best health but would not have given up the expedition for..

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