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Saturday, January 3, 1942

Manila in hands of Japanese, also Cavite naval base, though ships and supplies moved. Lt. Arnold (real name Archangelski), Russian from Manapla Central, sent word he had heard Jim was all right and that I had letter salvaged from S.S. Panay which could be secured from Governor’s office on Monday.

Having lawyer draw up will for me leaving everything (insurance policies principally) to children in event my husband’s death precedes mine, with children’s grandmother, Mrs. M. C. Vaughan, Leland, Mississippi, executrix without bond.