June 18, 1899

The Reg was put in Hills - Lawton's division for a trip through Mariquina battery and around lake [Laguna de Bai] tomorrow [June 2] we started in. In evening of 3 marched eight miles to Waterworks there we deployed into rice fields got supper and Dept. H Cos first experience as a company in the..

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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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May 24, 1899

Typhoon been raging for several days. For now calmer today. About 700 niggers attacked McArthur in the forenoon* when the artillery Montana's and Dakotas [Dakotas'] get through with show was but little left. There were are 100 niggers killed and wounded. Regiment expected in Manila. *[in San Fernando, Pampanga]

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May 14, 1899

Lay around quarters all AM. At two met Miss Dunne who took me for a drive. Out out toward the waterworks as far as Deposit where we were stopped. Came back & went out toward old Kansas line pass the Department hospital. Stopped at Cemetery and got flowers. Rode home [in carriage] through Tondo arriving..

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May 13, 1899

Saturday. 21st Infantry start for lines near Waterworks also some regulars start for Lawton's division to relieve Oregon. In afternoon get Carmetta [and] get Miss Bowman. Go to convent where I bought 2 Spanish & two Philippine bags also some doilies 7 a nickel of Juna [jusi] Cloth. Took some pictures of girls at work..

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May 7, 1899

Sunday. Lay around quarters reading all day. About 5 Miss Dunn called for me in her cart we went out on Luenetta [Luneta] listened to music o f the people and about 6:30 came over to dinner then drove out toward Emilia [Ermita]. Shower came up so we returned home about 7:30. Had a fine..

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May 3 & 4, 1899

[Aguinaldo's Peace] Commissioners [and Gen.] Otis could not agree so they left & we are advancing. Nothing of note occurred. Mail leaves in a few days. Secured all my pictures from Chrene & sent copies home. Am to take dinner with nurses tomorrow evening.

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May 2, 1899

Mail came today. Received one letter from home & one from Mary S. & Cleona. Most of the boys received a large mail. Am still trying to get Watsons (sic) discharge. He May leave on next steamer. Commissioners from Aggies [Aguinaldo's] army came in again yesterday and rumor has it that terms of surrender are..

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April 29, 1899

Saturday only work 1/2 day at custom house. Philippine Commissioners left for lines at noon. They asked for armistice of 3 weeks so as to call their congress together & see what could be done. Otis told them he did not recognize their congress [and] did not know they had one. 10 hours after leaving..

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