July 20, 1943

Am just recovering from a severe case of flu. They can’t get me down. Was talking over our situation last night and remembered a funny statement made by General MacArthur during the Philippine campaign.  He said during one of his conversations that the new propaganda & smooth line he was putting out was not for..

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July 14, 1942

Shoreham Hotel. I found Quezon in high spirits; he had an overhaul yesterday at the Walter Reed Hospital, where they found his heart, arteries, kidneys, etc., quite sound, and ascribe his blood pressure only to nervousness. He is now all enthusiasm for writing his book, and is at work six or eight hours a day..

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June 3, 1942

Shoreham Hotel. Helping Quezon with the preparation of his address to be made before the United States Senate tomorrow. I suggested to him that if he used the phrase that "he did not come to ask that they send troops to drive the invader from his beloved land," (in preference to their putting their American..

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June 2, 1942

At noon to Capitol with General Valdes and Colonel Andres Soriano. Valdes says he is going back to service in Australia next week. I felt much like a stray cat on the floor of the House of Representatives--had not entered the Chamber since in August 1913 I left after nine years of service there to..

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May 29, 1941

The OSP Navy idea as a branch of the PA is the brainchild of MacArthur and Eisenhower who immediately asked the USN if they can help.  The USN have no motor torpedo boat program but the British and Italian Navies have.  A deal was made with Thornycroft Inc. of England that sold us two Motor..

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March 8, 1901

The honorable dictator answered Señor Mabini's letter, instructing him to thank General MacArthur, in his name, for the invitation, but to say that the Filipinos in arms desired nothing less than independence of the Philippine Islands.

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March 7, 1901

The honorable dictator received a letter from Señor Apolinario Mabini, dated the 22d of November, 1900, transmitting messages from the American generals, MacArthur and Bell, to the effect that our independence can not be conceded, and that the honorable dictator may retire to Manila under conditions of his having to live at the palace in..

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2nd Nov. 1899

The boys came over here early this morning and stayed all forenoon then I went back to dinner with them. I stayed over there all afternoon; we made limeonade and taffy and had a high time. The scouts had a scrap and killed 3 niggers yesterday. Aggy sent in under a flag of truce to..

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