The page for Wednesday, January 23rd says:
Arose at 6 a.m. Well. Limones has a saw mill. Eat. wait for Canoe. next stop Borton. 3 hrs. D.C.S to sent after C.G.F & family - Me - well, hustle! I'll win, tho' After good hustling get away from Limones - pass thro Islay - see La Jola Win out being the 1st to arrive at Borbon. Agent says I speak better Spanish than the others - they are at supper. Boy and I waiting - we to sleep in the storehouse. Stapleton always does - is the way it is put to me. Hobson's choice. Trip so far in canoe delightful - the 2 Allens saluted on their way home to Pennsylvania. Remember them to Stapleton and the boys. Checked off cargo brought up - 21 packages - 165 in all to come from Limones - Warehouse has American roses on bushes in front. Boy has a knife - 2 umbrellas cost 10 Sucres or $5 at home 60c apiece. Pilot and oarsmant sing most of the journey. Songs "Little Bug in Blue" Tara ra boom de Ay Cost una Sucre for breakfast at Limones. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- Borbón is a town in the forests of Ecuador.
- La Tola is an town right at the mouth of the river.
- Who are the two Allens?
- “Stapleton” would be Dean C. Stapleton, Vice President and General Manager.