Thursday, March 2d, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island --Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dist. Quite early soldiers commended arriving and dropped in almost all day. Bible reading, prayer, breakfast cooked and partaken of, & dishes was introduced me to an ordinary day. Fixed myself to go down town. Private Devine came in from the..

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Saturday, Dec. 24th, 1898

Camp Santa Mesa –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Christmas Eve on a foreign shore, but our environments are radically different from what we have been accustomed to in the home-country. Anywhere for Jesus. Cooked breakfast of ham & chocolate, fried oatmeal mush left over from last night. Struck out..

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Sunday, Dec. 18th, 1898

Santa Mesa Camp, Luzon - Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Weather cool, but my underwear was wet with perspiration because of constant rush from noon till night. Brother Joshua Colvin of the hospital corps (an old S. F. acquaintance) dropped in upon me before breakfast. Colvin, myself & Scott,..

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