Tuesday, March 14, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island --Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Weather somewhat cool, with heavy clouds hanging overhead. Like this weather. Remained at home all day. As usual Scripture reading & prayer began the morning hours' serious business. Wrote & copied Weekly Letter No 19 to Lt-Col. Alice Lewis No. 124..

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Febr. 5, 1899

Sunday morning dawned bright and clear. The sun had no sooner rose bright and clear than the Americans began an advance on their entire lines. The advance was an inspiring sight. Our soldiers fired volleys by the platoons and then advanced under cover of the smoke and lay down behind the convenient rice ridges. Unfortunately..

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Feb. 3, 1899

Nothing out of ordinary happened today. In evening Carr, Frank Holbart & I played billiards. James during day played Shorty 3 games chess Holbart [won or lost] in every game James [Then] in evening about 9 we were all [done for] today [and] we walked out [to] Whalleys when we heard the call to arms..

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