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”