Friday 11-25-98

Slept on cyl. room last night. Followed Luzon coast about 30 mi. W. Slept oh, so restfully. The 1st real sleep for a long time, as I nearly always think too much. Awake at 8 bells (4 a.m.) and saw the tropical sun rise from behind the great hills. Now closer. The most splendid sunrise..

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Thursday 11-24-98

Made 265.4. Awake early, and a poor tired land bird about the size of a robin was flying around decks, so we are near land. Breakfast of "breast of sow, served with bubby's." Had a great dinner in stateroom 104 with Sergt. Coombs, Burtt, Witherspoon and Herman, and Corps. Wilbon & Welch. Menu -- Salads.....

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Feb. 5th, 1866

At midnight last night, having run up our distance, we came to anchor off the entrance to the harbor of Ambong to wait for daylight. At 8 a. mM. we got under way and steamed into Ambong Bay and came to anchor at the upper end. The object of this expedition was to meet a..

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June 22, 1686

THEY ARRIVE AT MINDANAO. When we came aboard our ship again we steered away for the island Mindanao, which was now fair in sight of us: it being about 10 leagues distant from this part of St. John's. The 22nd day we came within a league of the east side of the island Mindanao and..

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June 21, 1686

OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. The 21st day of June we arrived at the island St. John, which is one of the Philippine Islands. The Philippines are a great company of large islands, taking up about 13 degrees of latitude in length, reaching near upon from 3 degrees of north latitude to the 19th degree, and..

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29th of July, 1521

On Monday, the 29th of July, we saw coming towards us more than a hundred prahus, divided into three squadrons, and as many tungulis, which are their smaller kind of boats. At this sight, and fearing treachery, we hurriedly set sail, and left behind an anchor in the sea. Our suspicions increased when we observed that behind us..

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