The story of Nathaniel McHorney's 1901 trip to Ecuador.

January 29th, 1901

The page for Tuesday, January 29th says:

Arose 6 a.m. Coffee at 7 a.m. Waiting for
D.C.S. Put to work in office all day.
Arranging lettres for the past year.
Accounts only written up to July 31
Quit work 4:30 p.m. 9 hours work
Boy making tracing of contour map.
C.G.F. works 1/2 hour in office
Bad slide in Boqureon last night.
10:30 p.m. - one man bruised much.
Monitor lost in debris - Mackenzie
hard at work to make a clean-up.
C.G.F. recalls my attention to the
early days of like happenings and say
"Now you can understand"
Steve Keeper and others try to find out
from me about their wage money due
them. Expect to hear when Mr. C.G.F.
arrived about money. Nothing yet has
been said. I put them off by saying
"Wait until next mail day". Feeling
very unfretful. Learn of a bomb
having been placed under Mr. D.C.S's
house last New Year's night - Fuses
were discovered. Rain - river high.
No cargo - 2 bbls empty - came with
us. Mrs. C.G.F baking for us - good.
Good talk with D.C.S. To bed at 9 p.m.
Rain fall today 2 1/2 inches.
(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view) 


Questions and comments:

  • “Unfretful” is an odd word – but I don’t know what else it could be.
  • “bbls” is almost certainly “barrels”

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