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Major General Arthur MacArthur,
U. S. VOLUNTEERS,
. Division of the Philippines.
MILITARY GOVERNOR IN THE
MANILA, P. I.,
AND OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY GOVERNOR
IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.
Manila, P. I.; October 1, 1900. To the Adjutant General of the Army,
Washington, D. C. SIR:
The last report of the Army in the Philippines was dated August 31, 1899. The undersigned came into the command and Military Governorship on May 5, 1900. The interval between the two dates will, it is understood, be discussed in a concluding report by Major General Otis. The accompanying report, therefore, covers the time from May 5, 1900, to date; all sub-reports, however, appended hereto include the entire period subsequent to the report by General Otis, dated August 31, 1899.
The current of events passing through and issuing from the Division Headquarters and the office of the Military Governor, are so blended that one report only is respectfully submitted, embracing the work of the two administrations.
At a council of war held at Bayambang, Pangasinan, about November 12, 1899, which was attended by General Aguinaldo and many of the Filipino military leaders, a resolution was adopted to the effect that the insurgent forces were incapable of further resistance in the field, and as a consequence it was decided to disband the army, the generals and the men to return to their own provinces, with a view to organizing the people for general resistance by means of guerrilla warfare.
As affording an interesting, suggestive and authentic glimpse of the proceedings of the council, a copy of an order