- a city in the Philippines, on NE Mindanao.
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Dr. Montano mentions a case which happened in Butuan in December, 1879.
The convent of Butuan is situated on the shore of the river.
From that place a contingent was sent to Butuan to make friends with the chief.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803
On p. 348, he says that he saw many utensils of gold in the house of the Raja or King of Butuan.
It is satisfactory to learn that the commandant at Butuan made him disgorge, and freed the hill-men from their heavy debt.