Thursday, March 2nd, 1899

The Night and day has been pretty and every thing is quiet every where there is hardly a Shot fired but Dewys Cannon are heard in the far distance Buisnes wich has allmost been at a stillstand is resuming again we have at the Hospital Lt Howar (Fever) McMaster (Light Fever) H. Daugherty (Rupture) Carl Debold (wounded) Jourg Rockwell wounded G Cuty wounded in the Quarter we 5 men sick but all are doing Guard duty

The night and day have been pretty. Everything is quiet everywhere. There is hardly a shot fired except Dewey’s cannons are heard in the distance. Business, which has almost been at a standstill, is resuming again. We have at the hospital Lt. [Charles] Howard (fever), McMaster (light fever), [Homer] Daugherty (rupture), Carl De Bolt (wounded), [George?] Rockwell (wounded) and [Gilbert] Cuite (wounded). In quarters we have five men sick but all are doing guard duty.

Tuesday, January 17th, 1899

We have fair Weather right along the Company is going through regular Routine of duty 7 men are on Guard and 10 men on Outpost every thing passed of rather quietly this day but the Germans acording to the “Amerikan” are in simpathy with the Insurgent and it is claimed are furniching Arms Ammunition and Mony to them this of course raises more Excitment the paper claiming it to be true but the Germans seem to be ignorent about it Homer Daugherty is now in the Hospital recieving threatment for a bad Rupture only 5 men are on the Sick List Lt Charles Howard has been sick for several days with Malaria the rest of our Men are in the best of Health

We have fair weather right along. The company is going through our regular routine of duty. Seven men are on guard and ten men on outpost. Everything passed off rather quietly this day but the Germans, according to the “Amerikan” are in sympathy with the insurgents and it is claimed they are furnishing arms, ammunition and money to them. This of course raises more excitement. The paper claiming it to be true but the Germans seem to be ignorant of it. Homer Daugherty is now in the hospital receiving treatment for a bad rupture. Only five men are on the sick list. Lieutenant Charles Howard has been sick for several days with malaria. The rest of our men are in the best of health.

Thursday, October 20th, 1898

This is another beutifull day 8 of our men are doing Guard duty most of the Boys are buisy writing letters we are having fresh Meat and use but verry little Side Meat 11 Soldier arived from “Frisco” wich had being left their in Hospitals at our departure the all report the Recruits a Honalula well but they having giving up ever coming to Manila Knotts Twist Hagen Frankenbery Daugherty Conn and Miller are on the sick book.

This is another beautiful day. Eight of our men are doing guard duty. Most of the boys are busy writing letters. We have fresh meat and use but very little side meat. Eleven soldiers arrived from ‘Frisco who had been left in hospitals upon our departure. They all report that the recruits in Honolulu are well but they have given up ever coming to Manila. [George] Knotts, [David] Twist, [Samuel] Hagan, [Joseph] Frankenberry, [Homer] Daugherty, [George] Conn and [George] Miller are on the sick list.

Wednesday, October 19th, 1898

This is a beautifull day there is a nice breese going we are getting the good News that Mail has come in by the way of Hong Kong wich we recieved in the afternoon wich made every body happy I recieved 4 letters and a picture of my Girl this Mail was 19 days old we also had a goodly Number of Newspaper sent up to this time the Amerilan are printing 4 different Newspaper call the Freedom Amerikan Soldier Manila Times and Unkle Sam they are all selling at 10ct a paper I send one of each of them home we had fresh Meat to day Christopher Twist Johnson Miller McMaster Hagen Frankenbery Daugherty and Georg Conn and Knott are on the sick List

This is a beautiful day. There is a nice breeze going. We are getting good news that mail has come in by way of Hong Kong which we received in the afternoon. This made everybody happy. I received four letters and a picture of my girl. This mail was nineteen days old. We also had a goodly number of newspapers sent up to [us] this time. The Americans are printing four different newspapers: the Freedom, American Soldier, Manila Times and Uncle Sam. They are all selling at ten cents a paper. I sent one of each of them home. We had fresh meat today. [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [Milbert] Johnson, [George] Miller, [Albert] McMaster, [Samuel] Hagan, [Joseph] Frankenberry, [Homer] Daugherty and George Conn and [George] Knotts are on the sick list.

Tuesday, October 18th, 1898

It is still raignen but it is clearing of in the afternon nicely we can hear Dewy firing a Salute in the Morning and one in the Evening but do not Know what Ships came in we are doing Guard duty just on our Street but have Guard Mount at Headquarters Knotts Christopher Twist Johnson Miller McMaster Hagen Frankenbery Daugherty and Georg Conn are on the Sick List

It is still raining but it cleared up in the afternoon nicely. We can hear Dewey firing a salute in the morning and one in the evening but we do not know what ships came in. We are doing guard duty just on our street but have guard mount at headquarters. [George] Knotts, [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [Milbert] Johnson, [George] Miller, [Albert] McMaster, [Samuel] Hagan, [Joseph] Frankenberry, [Homer] Daugherty and George Conn are on the sick list.

Monday, October 17th, 1898

It has raigned all Night and the most part of the day we are having Inspection in afternon and have Dressparade at 5 pm we had some nice fresh Meat to day there are many Rumors afloat about us going home but we all got pretty used to them Knotts Christopher Twist Johnson Miller McMaster Hagen Frankenbery Daugherty and Georg Conn are on the Sick List

It has rained all night and the most part of the day. We are having inspection in the afternoon and have dress parade at 5 p.m. We had some nice, fresh meat today. There are many rumors afloat about us going home, but we all got pretty used to them. [George] Knotts, [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [Milbert] Johnson, [George] Miller, [Albert] McMaster, [Samuel] Hagan, [Joseph] Frankenberry, [Homer] Daugherty and George Conn are on the sick list.

Sunday, October 16th, 1898

It has raigned the biggest part of the day I was on Guard all Night at the Jail we where relieved at 8 am by the South Dacota Regt wich we understand will have charge over the prisons after this we still have to do without Meat as we cannot get at the Boat we have Beans for Dinner and Rice for Supper and most of the Boys eat at the Restaurant up town we have no dressparade 7 of our Men are doing Guard duty on the Streets in the Evening we all attended Service at the Opera House wich we all enjoyed after Service we had some time Musik rendered by the Colerado Band the House was full this time Spaniard as well as the Native had Invatation Christopher Twist Miller Knotts Daugherty Georg Conn Milbert Johnson and Alb McMaster are on the sick List

It has rained the biggest part of the day. I was on guard all night at the jail. We were relieved at 8 a.m. by the South Dakota Regiment which we understand will have charge over the prisons after this. We still do without meat as we cannot get at the boat. We have beans for dinner and rice for supper and most of the boys eat at the restaurants uptown. We have no dress parade. Seven of our men are doing guard duty on the streets. In the evening we all attended services at the Opera House which we all enjoyed. After the service we had some music rendered by the Colorado Band. The house was full; the Spaniards as well as the native [Filipinos] had [an] invitation [to attend]. [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [George] Miller, [George] Knotts, [Homer] Daugherty, George Conn, Milbert Johnson and Alb[ert] McMaster are on the sick list.

Saturday, October 15th, 1898

It is still raignen all day and it is quiet chilly Co C is doing Guard duty at the prisons the Bay is overcrauded with Ships and the Water is so rough that we could not get the Meat of the Boat today we have a new blue Blouse and Leggins issued and some Campagn Hats we have 3 amerikan Newspaper printed now “the Amerikan Soldier” about 5 weeks old “the Manila Times” 2 weeks old and the “Freedom” just out for the first time Twist Knotts Miller Daugherty Johnson and Georg Conn and McMaster are on the sick List

It is still raining all day and it is quite chilly. Company C is doing guard duty at the prisons. The bay is overcrowded with ships and the water is so rough that we could not get the meat off the boat. Today we have a new blue blouse and leggings issued and some campaign hats. We have three American newspapers printed now: “The American Soldier,” about five weeks old; “The Manila Times,” two weeks old; and the “Freedom,” just out for the first time. [David] Twist, [George] Knotts, [George] Miller, [Homer] Daugherty, [Milbert] Johnson and George Conn are on the sick list.

Friday, October 14th, 1898

It is still raignen all day we have our Hour Bayonett Exercises in the Morning and dressparade in the Evening this day was a great Feast day for the Natives in the Evening the whole City was illuminated I was also in the Cathreal in the Evening watching their strange Way of Worship this day we recieved another white Duck Shirt and 2 Gingham Shirts Christopher Twist Knotts Miller Daugherty Georg Conn and Milbert Johnson are on the Sick List

It is still raining all day. We have our hour bayonet exercises in the morning and dressparade in the evening. This day was a great feast day for the natives. In the evening the whole city was illuminated. I was also in the Cathedral in the evening watching the strange way of worship. This day we received another white duck shirt and two gingham shirts. [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [George] Knotts, [George] Miller, [Homer] Daugherty, George Conn and Milbert Johnson are on the sick list.