May 9, 1936

Talk with A. D. Williams who says Quezon now wants a much bigger yacht than that he (Williams) had selected for him; wishes the Southern Cross, now in Cuba, twice the size of the Yolanda; price asked: half a million dollars. He told me again of a talk with Quezon concerning transportation. It arose out..

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April 28, 1936

At Malacañan. A. D. Williams had just come from a conference with Quezon, Paez and Ramon Fernandez; says the President is set on building railways in Mindanao, and "A.D." and, Fernandez tried to convince him they would not pay. "A.D." said he thought he had offended Quezon still more by replying to his (Quezon's) complaints..

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February 18, 1936

When I saw the Cabinet today waiting patiently for the President to finish a talk in the Palace, I did not much envy them--especially when remembering that Quezon's intention is not to share anything confidential with them (on account of Osmeña?) but to have an "inside cabinet" of his own--like the War Cabinet in England...

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