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Monday Oct. 30th 1899

We anchored in Manilla Bay about midnight last night. The bay is full of boats of all kinds and sizes. Those nearest us are four other transports, Am. Cruiser “Baltimore” English Cruiser “Drexel” a chinese and an Indian trader. The natives are coming alongside in boats with fruit cigars etc for sale. I pulled up stuff for one for a while this P.M. and got all the fruit I could eat. The “Kansas City” took off a load of stuff, largely ammunition today.