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August 30, 1900

We left that place at 6 a.m. and returned to the woods near Alabaddabad, arriving at 8, m., and placing ourselves in its interior. Many Christians from Casiguran came to this woods to pay their respects to us, some of them telling us that the Americans who were at Ambabu had already returned to Maluno, while others said that another hostile column had arrived at Ambatuan.

We spent the night in this woods, but all were on the alert for fear of a surprise, since we were within one hour’s march of Ambatuan.