April 22, 1936

Quezon returned on Visayas having left the Arayat on account of a small typhoon in the Bicols. Unson met him at the steamer and said he was in excellent health and spirits. He gave the President the result of the work of the Survey Board and Quezon at once appointed Assemblyman Marabut of Leyte as..

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February 24, 1936

Bridge at Columbian Club with Vicente Lim, Reyes and Nazario on Tuesday p.m. Large dinner for us at Ramon Fernandez's home. Osmeña and Roxas were there, and everybody was very polite--the dinner was well cooked and well served. Later Doria and I went to a buffet dinner at Jim Rockwell's--usual back-slapping-hello-old-man American crowd.

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February 22, 1936

Holiday. An hour with Sam Gaches in his office where he told me at my request the whole story of the Mineral Resources Mining properties. Excellent and vivid 40 minutes talk by him on rediscovery of the ancient Chinese mines of 500-1,000 years ago in Camarines Norte. Gave all the difficulties of mining in that..

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February 21, 1936

P.M. bridge party at Babbitts, which Quezon accepted thru me. As I arrived, Babbitt said Quezon had just telephoned him he was ill in bed and couldn't come. He was seen at the Carnival later that evening! The resurrection from bed was probably due to the fact that his recent girl friends had been candidates..

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January 21, 1936

Nothing doing at the office --finished my study of Colonel Francisco Oñate's position to reopen his Court Martial of 1925. I read all the records, taking several days, and advised him there was no possible use of reopening the case. In p.m. golf with Jim Rockwell at Wack-Wack. Am feeling pretty seedy.

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January 15, 1936

Doria's birthday, which she celebrated by beginning to walk again. At work all day on abstracting Irish Land Laws. In the evening we had Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Fox, Mr. & Mrs. Peters, Sinclair & Rockwell to dinner and bridge --our first party in our new "home." Doria managed to get to the table. Doria..

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November 26, 1935

Long talk with Rafferty in the morning re industrialization in the Philippines. Golf at Wack-Wack with Jim Rockwell in the afternoon. Appointment at 7 o’clock at Malacañan with Quezon. He has a sala (or office) next to his bedroom over the front door (where my bedroom used to be, but now reconstructed). He was cheerful and in..

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