Tuesday, Jan. 3d, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. I am forty-seven years of age today. Was born in Houston, Texas. January 3d, 1852. The swiftly passing years do not cause regret by their flight because my time is being spent for God and humanity. I am very tired today..

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Saturday, Dec. 24th, 1898

Camp Santa Mesa –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Christmas Eve on a foreign shore, but our environments are radically different from what we have been accustomed to in the home-country. Anywhere for Jesus. Cooked breakfast of ham & chocolate, fried oatmeal mush left over from last night. Struck out..

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