July 20th ’99

H²O still on the rise, and now all old battlefields close by are deep under a covering of rushing H²O. Went to Pasig in canoes for rations, got very few, as they, too, are out of supply. Our church stands upon a very small island in the lagoon, fully three miles from the highlands. Many..

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7/1-1899

Hot. Have been interpreting a good deal lately, & all the niggers come to me with their troubles. Last night a force of insurrectos came into Ti Pas [Tipas] & took all their rice --sacked the pueblo and collected cedula under penalty of death. Had a mess of fish for dinner.

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