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

February 4th, 1901

The page for Monday, February 4th says:

Arose 6 A.M. At work in office 7:15 A.M.
Proved up more accounts
Studied much on the books.
At breakfast, Mrs. C.G.F talked over
the mining situation thoroughly
Thought if she were Mr. S. A. Coats
it would be advisable to drop P. de. O.
but it takes courage for one to do it.
Boy worked on map 4 hours.
At 6 P.M. no return of Messrs Stapleton
and Francklyn from Boqueron.
At 7 P.M. Mrs. C.G.F very nervous.
Pompico (clerk) and I start out
for Boqueron mine - such a night
for me - not unusual for this country.
Wet is not the word, Drenched,
perspiration slipping into holes,
logs and branches tripping one
and quagmires. My guide who is 
a fast walker for these parts, hustled
me I thought. When nearing Boqueron
Mr. D.C.S. & C.G.F met us - coming home.
Asked no questions about clean - up.
A bath and rub down and to bed
about 10 p.m.
No cargo.
(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view) 

Questions and comments:

  • S.A. Coats is really S.A. Coates.
  • Suggestions that the mining business is not going well.
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