Dec. 2nd 1899

Things have gone just as usual for the past few days- guard & drill-. Thursday night a arrested a cart load of rice & took it to headquarters. Yesterday I reported again with a driver who had taken an Insurrecto Lieut. and a senorita claimed to be Aguinaldos' wife, through the lines in his cart...

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Nov. 29th 1899

That lost mail came in Monday. I had got nearly caught up with my letters but it brought me more to answer so I've been writing most of my time since. I stood guard Monday night at the R.R. switch. Barger has been sick for a couple of days & I have stayed pretty close..

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November 26th Sunday 1899

The past week has been spent here in San Fernando doing guard duty and drilling one hour on "off" days. I stood guard Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday nights. Friday we (40 of us) hiked out through San Tomas [Santo Tomas] looking for a bunch of niggers reported to be gathering out that way but..

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18th Nov. 1899

On guard again. Between "posts" I borrowed a pole (budweiss) and caught a fish (a-sun) shaped like a cat fish except that it had a narrow, unsplit, tail and was a scale fish. They have thecatfish here, like we have at home. We made taffy to a finish. We stopped 3 cart loads of stuff..

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Nov. 15th 1899

Nov 17 15th We left Angeles, coming to San Fernando in boxcars. There are 3 companies of us here and the 25th (colored) were sent on North. This place is full of Natives & Chinas and stands & stores are everywhere. It rained nearly all day and everybodys stuff was wet. I went on guard, sitting..

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