August 25, 1899

The steamer went alongside the wharf at 6 a.m. and we disembarked. We had spent 43 days on the ‘Sherman’ and 3? days on the ‘Peking’, -- 1 total of 80 days at sea. We breakfasted at the Ferry Depot at 8.30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. marched out to the Presidio Camp Where we..

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July 2, 1898

We were up at 5 am. preparing to go shore and left the steamer at 3.30 p.m. We landed at Cavite at 4.30 p.m. and I went on guard at 5.30 p.m. There was heavy rain, thunder and lightning. We had spent thirty-seven days aboard ‘Peking’ -— thank God we are off her!

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June 30, 1898

Reveille at 6 a.m. The weather was still stormy. Dan Nichols fell down the hold and strained his back. ‘Charleston’ and ‘Baltimore’ chased a steamer but found it was OK when it showed its colours. We passed the lighthouse at 2.30 p.m. and saw three Japanese cruisers in a cove off the lighthouse. The weather..

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