April 28, 1899

Col. Mas Arguell [Manuel Arguelles]  & Lieut Col. Jown [Florentino Torres] [and] [an] Adj.  [of] Gen. Luna [Ambrosio Flores] yesterday [went] through McArthur’s lines to proper terms of peace asking for cessation of hostilities. After interview with Otis they were turned over to Press [Provost] Marshall. This is probably ending of the insurrection. Calumpit fell & our troops are still …

Manila, P. I., November 28, 1898

My order for discharge has come, and through your kindness I am once more in prospect of gaining my civil rights. I can hardly realize that my soldier experience is almost over; but I am glad that it is so. If I looked forward to the kind of work we have out here now, I should want to prepare myself …

Office of the Military Governor in the Philippine Islands, Manila, November 19, 1898

I have changed my office for a day or two, and am at present assisting Captain M——, General Otis’s aide. One of the clerks in his office is sick and until the new man is broken in, I am on hand to help. General Hughes made tender of my services to the Governor-General, and I am glad to be obliging …

Friday, Oct. 21st, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. After cooking breakfast of fried bacon, corn meal mush & coffee & washing dishes, got the Filipino family to mend a pair of pants for me. Did this for nothing. I then called at the post office & visited several book stores. Bought a pamphlet re …

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. My first volume of experiences connected with the Salvation Army pioneer work en route and on the Philippine islands is full and so I am under the necessity of commencing the second volume, but while the size is equal to Vol. I the shape is different: …

Manila, P. I., September 8, 1898

The General has gone to the City Government Building as Provost Marshal-General, and has not yet taken me from here. The first day I moved the office up to the second floor. Here we have two grand rooms—one large and the other rather smaller; the latter is my private property. The ceiling must be quite twenty feet high, and the …

Manila, P. I., September 3, 1898

The exchange here is $2.05 Spanish for $1 American, so we can double the quantity of our pay at anytime. I have bought a broadbrim pith hat, a white suit and white shoes, all for the sum of five dollars and fifty cents Spanish. I need here in the office rather different clothes from those suitable for regular drill and …

Headquarters Department of the Pacific Eighteenth Army Corps, Manila, P. I., September 2, ’98

I cannot realize that I am ten thousand odd miles from Chicago, and something like eleven thousand from where I enlisted in “this man’s army.” It surprises me to see how much at home I have felt right through this experience, in the Presidio, in the hold of the Peru, and now in the Philippines, which always seemed just beyond …

Headquarters Department of the Pacific Eighteenth Army Corps, Manila, P. I., September 2, ’98

I cannot realize that I am ten thousand odd miles from Chicago, and something like eleven thousand from where I enlisted in “this man’s army.” It surprises me to see how much at home I have felt right through this experience, in the Presidio, in the hold of the Peru, and now in the Philippines, which always seemed just beyond …