July 29, 1861

Walk about Manila. Visit cigar manufactury with its 7000 girls + piles of “tobac.” Dine and spend the evening by invitation of Mr. Green with Messra. Russell and S. 0

Friday, July 25, 1861

Land from the ship’s boat. Present letter to Messrs. Russell and Sturgis. “Prospect” for quarters at the French and San Fernando hotels. First one full, second one has a spare rat hole. Stroll down toward the lighthouse. Drop into Comprador Yates’s, inquire the price of eggs and take tiffin with barque, whose sailors sang “Nancy,” the night we won and …