John Henry Asendorf in uniform The War Diary of John Henry Asendorf
The Story of a Pennsylvania Volunteer during the Spanish-American War in the Philippines and the Philippine American War
Friday, June 24th, 1898  Diary View

June 24/98 Friday
Weather is pretty but terrible Hot all day we all left the Boat at 9 pm and walked trough the City returned to the Boat at 12 am at the Invitation of the Red Cross Society (or Courtle of 100) we marched in a body to the Capitol where there was prepared a elegant Dinner on the Lawn consisting of every kind Fruit Cakes Pies Meats Coffee Tea Cigars pops and all the pine Apples and Flowers we could carry after wich we listened to a fine Concert by the Honulula Band we had tje Liberty to goe trough all the public Building without exception this was a day well spent we all wrote some letter at the Capitol at Night at 9 o Clock we returned to the Boat wich had during all this time put on 3000 tons of Coal and lots of fresh Meat and Ice

 

The weather is pretty but terribly hot all day. We all left the boat at 9 p.m. and walked through the city. We returned to the boat at 12 a.m. At the invitation of the Red Cross Society (our Courtle of 100) we marched in a body to the capitol where there was prepared an elegant dinner on the lawn consisting of every kind of fruit, cakes, pies, meats, coffee, tea, cigars, pops and all the pineapples and flowers we could carry. After which we listened to a fine concert by the Honolulu Band. We had liberty to go through all the public buildings. Without exception this was a day well spent. We all wrote some letters atht eh capitol at night. At 9 o'clock we returned to the boat which had during all this time put on 3000 tons of coal and lots of fresh meat and ice.
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