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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December 31, 1900

In order to take leave of the nineteenth century and the old year and to welcome the new year and the new century, the honorable president invited to his house all the leading men of Palanan and the officers of his escort, as well as the charming lady dancers of this town. The entertainment commenced..

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August 29, 1900

At 6.30 a.m. we resumed the journey, ascending and descending the mountain ridges, but always keeping in the interior of the woods. We took the direction for the Ambabu settlement. At 12 o'clock sharp we found ourselves at the place called Alabaddabad. We stopped here looking for guides. We resumed our journey at 4 p.m...

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August 28, 1900

All of us had breakfast at 5 a.m. The honorable president did not know what direction to take, because in addition to those Americans who were blocking our passage, it seemed probable that there was another column in our rear pursuing us and pushing on toward this point, namely, those who were to have attacked..

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August 27, 1900

Everything being conveniently prepared, in order to cause a failure of the Americans' plans of attack we, at 5.30 a.m., abandoned this camp of “Tierra Virgen,” after having lived there peacefully for two months and twenty-one days. Capt. Juan H. Pilar, chief, and Señors Villareal, Carasco, Catindig, Subido, Ruis, de Leon, and the greater part..

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May 20th, 1900

The President visited Major Panel in his military installation this morning. While we three were gathered together, we suddenly heard the sound of slapping. I went to see what was the matter. Major Jeciel of the infantry, an aide of the Captain General, blinded with anger, was slapping and kicking a soldier of Major Panel's..

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May 17th, 1900

When we woke up this morning, an Igorot told me that the Americans were to be found in Sumadell, the next ranchería. Upon being informed of this, the President ordered us to be prepared to resume the trip. A messenger who had been dispatched to verify the news, informed us that the enemy was already..

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May 17, 1900

Just as the honorable president awoke this morning at 6 o'clock he found an Igorrote of this settlement, who told him that in Sumader, a settlement distant one hour from this, there were Americans en route here. As soon as we were aware of the presence of the Americans in Balbalasan we knew that their..

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