July 3d, 1899.

My DEAR CHRISTINE: In spite of the fact that you owe me several letters, I am going to write you on a piece of Spanish legal paper I picked up in a house in Manila and thought it was a little odd. I went to Manila Saturday, and had a little change in food and..

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Tuesday, May 30th, 1899

San Fernando, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Manila Decoration Day. The first service of this character was performed today in Manila out in Battery Knoll cemetery. Out of bed early, read a chapter in Numbers, also part if not all of a psalm. Prayed. Cooked breakfast. Another..

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Sunday, May 28th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dist. Clouds hang on the horizon, but for all that the sun shone upon the city all day. Weather cool for this climate; no rain. Read in Numbers, then prayed & prepared to cook breakfast, but while so engaged the..

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April 27, 1899

Calumpit fell yesterday with loss smaller on side although the city was entrenched behind the most formidable trenches yet uncountered [encountered]. No further news from Lawton & Summers. We are a wondering as to plans of the movement. From maps & what is known of plan of campaign cannot see how much can be accomplished lie..

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April 26, 1899

Summers heard from. He beat Lawton to meeting place by two days. Captured town and cleared country around Brigade. Lost, killed, & wounded about 10 men. Am slowly getting on to work at Custom House. Like it much better than at quarters. Mail came yesterday but none for me.

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