November 15, 1935

Inauguration of Manuel L. Quezon as President of the Philippine Commonwealth. His inaugural address was his best speech. The Secretary of War also made an admirable address. The ceremonies were perfectly carried out. The crowd was immense, but there was not much shouting. the old walls of Spanish Manila made a picturesque historical background for..

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October 13, 1935

Dined informally at Malacañan. Governor General Murphy and his sister very cordial and kind. The Palace much the same as when I left it but is largely refurnished. It is indeed a very romantic old house. Murphy was particularly enthusiastic about the Executive Building which was finished in my time (1920). We talked of Aguinaldo’s..

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September 27, 1935

Arrived at Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong, ill. Newspaper man told us that Quezon was in the hotel incognito, having arrived from Manila without its being known beforehand he was leaving the Islands. Saw Quezon that evening in my room for 40 minutes and had a good talk about the elections. Said his majority was greater..

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July 6, 1935

Shanghai. Went down on Harry Payne's boat to meet Quezon on the Coolidge. Philippine Flag made for me by Mrs. Vicente Madrigal on the occasion of the repeal of the Flag Law (1916?) at mast head. Quezon in fine form on his way back from the United States where the new Commonwealth Constitution has been signed..

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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..

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17th of May 1901

Mayor Orwig came to announce that he has received orders to go back to Manila, with all the personnel under his command, leaving us under the supervision of the Marine authorities. As a gesture of good-bye, we presented him a sort of citation signed by all the prisoners. It reads: "We, the undersigned Filipinos, deported..

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26th of April 1901

A ship from the United States delivered the following telegram. It was received in San Francisco, Boston, Massachusetts, on 29 March 1901. It reads: "Mabini, Care Military Governor, Guam "Aguinaldo captured. I am wiring him so he can petition American authorities to send him to America with you. Please inquire from authorities there." I was..

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Friday, March 29th 1901

Left with detachment at 5.45 yesterday morning for Quilbait in the Camarines. Nothing of interest discovered. Returned 7 P.M. – distance traveled, all by water, 24 miles, following telegram came today: “Genl Aguinaldo is now held in Manila. He was captured in Isabella Province by Gen’l Funston March 23d.”

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