June 18, 1945 Monday

Discussions have been raging as to whether the policies and acts of America in the Philippines at the present time are correct. The almost unanimous opinion is that America is committing a blunder in the Philippines and, consequently, alienating a good portion of the Filipinos. They say the acts of the Americans in the Philippines after the reconquest, especially concerning …

Saturday, May 20th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Hot and dry. Clammy heat. Wrote a letter to Lieut-Col. Wm Evans soon after prayer, a chapter in Numbers and breakfast which I did not cook. Mrs. Owens prepared the meal I furnished the bread, bacon and some butter. The 4 sailors partook thereof with …

Tuesday, May 16th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Feel tired tonight & more like retiring to bed than writing a diary. Am kept on the jump from morning till night. Read a chapter in Numbers, a psalm, prayed, cooked breakfast, then turned to & wrote & copied my 26th weekly letter to Lieut …

Saturday, May 6th, 1899

it has raigned all Night and in the Fornoon our Mail left to day I send 4 letters also a Mony Order and some Pictures had to help to bury 3 Niggers Dewy is shelling a Town on the South end of the Bay 2 Transport arived in the Bay It has rained all night and in the forenoon. Our …

Thursday, May 4th, 1899

Cavite, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Taps is sounding over in the Cuartel Meisig as I commence to pen these lines. I am weary. Have been absent all day in Cavite including the ferry trip there & back. Read a chapter in Numbers and prayed. Next cooked breakfast & ate thereof …

Monday, May 1st, 1899

Although this is Dewy day there where no demonstration of any kind neither on Land nor Water I was on Guard at the Prison we now furnich 14 men per day for Guard duty 22 men are on the Sick List Although this is Dewey’s Day there were no demonstrations of any kind on land or water. I was on …

Friday, April 14th, 1899

Got up at 5 a.m. and after eating Breakfast we broke Camp and took all our Stuff to the depot a 9 am we all boarded the train and started for Manila ariving there about noon we then boarded 6 lighters wich towed us over to Cavite we then went into Barracks located by the Ioways while crossing the Bay …

Saturday, March 11th, 1899

the fighting was Kept up most of the night but our Forces didnt doe much as it was terrible dark up until noon every thing was pretty quiet all along the lines but towards Evening shots where fired on both Sides all along the line we are having hot weather every day and the Rhodes are terrible dusty we still …

Friday, March 3rd, 1899

for 2 hours this Morning the Washingtons had a Engagement the Rebels tried their best to break through their lines but the Boys held their own the 10th is verry little bothered and it is said the are more afraid of us then any other Regiment as good many Know our Work on July 31 and Know where we are …