Thursday, January 26th, 1899

Camp Santa Mesa, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Manila. Mail day –day of expectation, excitement pleasure and pain. Out at Camp Santa Mesa; in ever tent almost passed by the writer he saw one or more soldier-boys reading letters. A letter from home! How we Americans do appreciate them in this distant region …

Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Clear, bright sky and hot weather. Kept busy. Cooked breakfast & supper. Partook of dinner with Rev. & Mrs. Owens and chipped in a can of tongue. Started to catalogue for curio & commenced wrapping them up this forenoon. Wrote 2 letters & rec’d two. The …

Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Clear lovely day & not hot, quite a contrast to the storm of yesterday. After breakfast was cooked, hunger satisfied and dishes out of the way added another page to the write up for the S.F. War Cry, sub-titles to the article of 18 pages: “Tent …