Saturday, June 29th 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dist. One year ago today I embarked on the steamship “Newport” & sailed out of San Francisco harbor. An eventful year has passed into eternity and I have during the best part of two days been exploring my Diary to..

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Wednesday, June 28th 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Rain all last night & today; at times very hard. Sky looks stormy as night closes in. Remained at home. Ventured not outsider. Closely applied myself to my Diary & have about secured such information as I desired. Although not..

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Tuesday, June 27th 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dist. I am reminded of some incidents related by Bro. Wm Eletson regarding Admiral Dewey Bro. E. served four years on the “Olympian” hence had numerous opportunities to see & hear the Admiral before & after the battle of Manila..

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Saturday, June 26th 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Forenoon dry but cloudy, afternoon as usual heavy clouds & a shower, but light rainfall. Out of bed quickly following reveille over in the Cuartel Meisig. Two chapters in Deuteronomy and prayer; then cooked breakfast of coffee fried ham and..

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Sunday, June 25th 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Cloudy but no rain during the forenoon; afternoon heavy rain; night closes in stormy. The atmosphere is becoming cool. The Utah brass bandsmen across the street are preparing for home; their blasphemous tongues which sting the ear of decency will..

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Saturday, June 24th 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Slow falling rain tonight. Seems that the rainy season is upon us. All day long heavy clouds hang upon the horizon & obscure the sun. Another chapter in Deuteronomy. I am very forcibly struck with the inflexible character of God..

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Friday, June 23d 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Heavy clouds hung all around the horizon today, but we had no rain. The typhoon season is near when the weather will assert itself. Remained at home close. Felt so tired & bad yesterday evening that I thought best to..

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Thursday, June 22d 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Shower at time of writing – about 7.30 p.m. Sun out this forenoon & hot. Afternoon as usual a thunder shower. Out of bed about 6.30 a.m. Read a chapter in Deuteronomy. Prayed Cooked breakfast of ham, cocoa & oatmeal..

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Wednesday, June 21st 1899

Cavite, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Warm day. About 3 p.m. or there about afternoon [now] clouds roll down from the north accompanied by thunder & lightnings & a show ensues sometimes light & sometimes otherwise. Morning chapter in Deuteronomy & prayer. Cooked breakfast of coffee &..

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