Manila, P.I., July 25, 1901.

My DEAR FATHER: I am writing this in the quarters of Aguinaldo, where I am acting as officer of the day. Captain Palmer has general charge of Aggie, and another officer and myself are taking turns staying in Aguinaldo’s house while the captain is out. This is a big house on the Malacannan [Malacañan], the swell residence street of Manila.Some …

BAMBAN, P.I., December 28, 1899

My DEAR Mother: That California wine goes to the right spot, and I have to thank you for it. I got the box Christmas morning in Murcia. That night we had a good Christmas dinner at the lieutenant-colonel’s house. We had chicken, plum pudding, cake, candy, and champagne, not to mention other fixings. Some books came from father, and I …

BAMBAN, P.I., November 25, 1899

DEAREST CHRISTINE: Thank you many times over for your wishes. I can imagine how the weather is at home this time of the year. The days are warm about noon, and the nights are cool and pleasant. The only thing here is the malaria, which is very bad, and the men are catching it in good shape. There is not …

ANGELES, P.I., November 2, 1899

DEAR CHRISTINE: You must be at home now and enjoying golf, bicycling, and the theatre. The amusements are limited here, and the only entertainment (if it can be called so) is the music from the bands in town and the buglers practising close by our house. A detachment of the Fourth Cavalry came into town last night, and the road …

ANGELES, P.I., October 26, 1899

DEAR FATHER: I left the hospital the 2oth of this month and have been with the Ninth since then. Things are quiet here as far as the insurrectos are concerned. Night before last I was on outpost with part of my company (Co. C) and part of H Company — about seventy men in all. We had a line of …

ANGELES, P.I., October 3, 1899.

DEAR MOTHER: Father wrote to me from the Royal Hotel, Edin- burgh, September 9, and I also have your letter of September 19, so that I have a good idea of what a pleasant, restful, and sightseeing trip you have had. How you must have enjoyed old Edinburgh and the pretty Isle of Wight. My impressions of these places are …

ANGELES, P.I., October 3, 1899.

DEAR AUNT LAURA: This is a pleasant day here and there is enough breeze to offset the rays of the sun. The days are never very hot and the thermometer ranges near 90° in the shade during the hot part of the day between ten-thirty and three-thirty. One always needs a blanket at night, especially from midnight to daylight. The …

Monday, October 2, 1899.

It has been cool and cloudy and I am beginning to get back my strength. The day in the hospital usually starts in at 6 a.m., my hombre, or man, bringing in a washbasin with water to wash in, and about seven the day nurse relieves the night nurse and we have breakfast. During the morning we have an eggnog, …

1st RESERVE HOSPITAL, MANILA, P.I., October 1, 1899.

DEAR MOTHER: The letter heading is not as pleasant looking as some I have sent to you. I have been sick with a fever for fifteen or sixteen days; but it was not serious although uncomfortable. Just at present I am getting back my strength and trying to make my clothes fit once more. This hospital used to be a …