Apolinario Mabini

Apolinario Mabini

(July 23, 1864 — May 13, 1903). Lawyer, prime minister in the First Republic; exiled to Guam where he kept this diary.

Tuesday, 15 January 1901

At 11:00 a.m. we boarded Rosecrans that was anchored at Manila Bay. The prisoners on board were the following: Artemio Ricarte, Pio del Pilar, Maximino

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Wednesday 16 January 1901

At about noon, the following prisoners from Malate boarded the boat: Norberto Dimayuga, Juan Mauricio, Bartolomé de la Rosa, Silvestre Legaspi, Antonio Prisco Reyes, Doroteo

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Thursday, 31 January 1901

Until now, nothing has been unloaded from the boat, nor was there anyone disembarking, except the American commandant and officials. At about noontime, they announced

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1st of February 1901

Today, they boarded 11 deportees from Ilocos Norte on our ship. They embarked on the Marine ship Solace, which they say, is sailing for the

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12th of February 1901

This afternoon, we landed in the barrio of Piti. Then we walked toward the direction of Agaña. Upon reaching the barrio of Asan, we went

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13th of February 1901

The following order was issued for compliance by our group:   General Order No. 3 Prison’s Detachment of Asan, Guam February 12, 1901. The following

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16th of February 1901

His condition having worsened each day, Mr. Lucas Camerino was transferred to Agaña Hospital yesterday. Today, we were informed of his passing away at past

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17th of February 1901

Having been informed that a ship will soon arrive from America and bound for Manila, I wrote my brother, Alejandro Mabini, the following letter with

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24th of February 1901

We experienced another minor earthquake at nine o’clock in the morning. Our life is so boring. Since we are incommunicado, even the servants are not

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11th of March 1901

This afternoon we transferred to the room specifically built for our lodging. The building measures 80 feet long by 18 feet wide. Its only floor

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End of March

We were able to convince Mr. Bell, the headquarters’ clerk-stenographer, to teach us English, with each one agreeing to pay him eight Mexican pesos monthly.

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26th of April 1901

A ship from the United States delivered the following telegram. It was received in San Francisco, Boston, Massachusetts, on 29 March 1901. It reads: “Mabini,

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30th of April 1901

Vicente Antiquera, Don Juan Mauricio’s servant, died of tuberculosis. R.I.P. I was also nursing a fever for a couple of days and was visited by

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10th of May 1901

Mayor Orwig ordered the guard at the prisons’ door to position himself about three meters away from the building at dusk, to allow the prisoners

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17th of May 1901

Mayor Orwig came to announce that he has received orders to go back to Manila, with all the personnel under his command, leaving us under

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4th of July 1901

This memorable day for the Americans of the Union was celebrated in Agaña with fireworks from Japan. For this purpose, Captain Shaw took us to

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7th of July 1901

At about ten o’clock in the evening, our companion, Don Pio Barican passed away. We were all shocked by his sudden death. He had a

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9th of July 1901

It was agreed that the prisoners shoulder the cost of two small stone marks for the tombs of Camerino and Barican. Those who could afford

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End of July 1901

Messrs. Herrero and Martinez came to visit us one day, together with their families. They are Spanish mestizos and their daughters are considered to be

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4th of August 1901

the Marine ship Solace has just arrived, bringing two captains and some lieutenants of the Marine Infantry on board. Captain Shaw came to inform us that

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11th of August 1901

Messrs. Carmona and Rivera embarked for Manila. We do not know if the former has been freed or he is just summoned to Manila on

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29th of August 1901

This afternoon, Don Pablo returned with Mr. Gerona. These two men told me that the soon-to-be Judge of Batangas promised to talk to Mr. Taft

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1st of September 1901

At twelve o’clock noon, our companion, Don Maximino Hizon died of the same illness as Barican; his sudden death is more sudden than Barican’s. It

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12th of September 1901

The following moved to Agaña together with their four servants: Julian Gerona, Pablo Ocampo, Maximino Trías, Simon Tecson, Lucino Almeida, Norberto Dimayuga, Juan Mauricio, Silvestre

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24th of September 1901

The warship Justine arrived from Yokohama and is anchored at this port. It brings the sad news that President McKinley was seriously wounded early this month

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2nd of November 1901

Yesterday, the ship Yorktown arrived in this port from Yokohama, bringing on board former Governor Schroeder and his family. On account of this, I sent the

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