April 30th, 1900

May April 30th--Friday the 20th I went to Orani again and helped bring down a big cart train of stuff. Vandyke Spooner and I went to a sugar mill & rounded up eleven carts at one hand. Saturday I spent mostly in quarters, writing-- Drew Cots--Sunday I was on guard. We drew clothes during the..

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Apr 18th, 1900

Sunday I wrote a little more & went to the cockfights again. Monday I got up at 3 A.M. and went with a detachment to Orani (we were till 5 getting started). We brought back 34 bull cartloads of stuff, the beginning for a commisary here. A detachment is down again today with about 50..

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April 4th, 1900

Last Monday morning at 3 A.M. 25 men each from CO's K & L, under Capt. Griffiths started out on a scouting expedition to follow up the principal trails in the mountains to the west of here. We carried ponchos, canteens & haversacks & what rations we could get into the haversacks, and two hundred..

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Feb. 10th, 1900

Day before yesterday I went to San Fernando--(took my first long ride in a "carrometa" [carromata]) and laid in a stock of supplies to last till next pay day. A gang of the 41st (4 companies) are in that town and they were scared to death at something (all running around with gun & belt.)..

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Feb. 7th, 1900

Wednesday--The niggers have threatened a little but done nothing more in the last few days. I was on guards Sunday nights and last night. Monday I went with Crayne to Bacalor [Bacolor] for the rations. Yesterday we were paid for Nov. and Dec. Last night we got a little mail. Today I have been busy..

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Feb. 2nd, 1900

The weather is getting better than it has been. The niggers are getting their crops about in and getting almost ready to cut loose in general again. They made their first break at this place last night. Coffman was on guard at the market & at about 7.50 P.M. nine of them tackled him. The..

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Jan. 30th, 1900

Tuesday--We did not go to Bacalor [Bacolor] Sunday. A considerable body of insurgents were at that place but Lieut Crawford considered that his force, with what we could send would be too small to surround & capture them & so telegraphed and go a Co. from Gwagwa [Guagua] but the niggers were warned of their approach..

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Jan. 27th, 1900

Saturday--This week has passed without much of interest happening. It rained Tuesday: Thursday a detachment of the boys went out for a hike & "scrap-hunting" but came back without the scrap. (I was on guard so didn't go). Word was telegraphed down here from Bacolor that they e[x]pected a scrap any moment and a detachment..

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Monday Jan. 22nd 1900

Last Wednesday I was on guard and at night Sharp & I were out on Patrol and caught a nigger, within 20 feet of us, mounted on a good pony, with a Remington Rifle, Chamber open, in one hand and a cartridge in the other. Next morning he told a pretty story about going to..

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