May 14th, 1900

We received letters from Manila; from [illegible] dated April 6. From General Tinio's letter, I was informed of the death of Miguel Aguinaldo. Without any precaution taken, this letter was read before the President. It made him sigh and say, “For the country.”

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April 8 and 9, 1900

Nothing of importance. The honorable president is preparing for a decisive attack on Bangued. On the afternoon of the 9th the honorable president attended the drilling by the soldiers, and his attention was attracted to a 16-year-old boy among them, who, besides being well versed in tactics, showed by his bearing that he was of..

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December 16, 1899

At 6 p.m. the honorable president named the following as members of a council to take place this night, viz: Colonel Sytiar, Señor Barcelona, director of the health department; Villa, subinspector of the staff; Paez, second chief of staff; Majors Jeciel and Gatmaitan, and Capt. Juan H. del Pilar. After these had assembled at a..

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NOVEMBER 20, 1899

Villa, after breakfasting in Baoang with General Tinio, started alone for San Fernando de la Union, traveling the main road, which passes along the coast at a distance of half a kilometer from the sea. He did not see an American vessel that was lying off the shore until it fired several cannon shots at..

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November 15th, 1899

In the morning the Americans attacked us. We departed for Alava, then for the ranchería of Famy, where we stopped for the night. We were visited by Gen. Tinio in Pozorrubio. When he learned that I did not have a horse, he ordered one of his cavalry men to give me his, which was a..

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