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

February 12th, 1901

The page for Tuesday, February 12th says:

Heard the 5 o'clock bell. Raining.
At work 7:30 Charged up a/cs. Only one
month OK.  (October) puzzled - i.e pay-roll.
Left 1 p.m. for Quasamambi. reached
bulkhead at 2:15 tired. Met a boy. He
brought me back to Quasamambi. Saw
9 in and 5 in monitor at work - grand
sight - fascinating too. Mr. Stapleton can
hold McK until next mail - then ? Offered
hit $1000 to stay until Oct 1, 1901.
Came back with Mr. Stapleton. He is
like an antelope walking rocks.
Good bath - feel better.
Clean-up tomorrow. Swansborough had
left mine in bad shape.
Many enquiries as to Mr. Stapleton's
departure. Natives think he is going
on a/c of Mr. Franklyn's leaving
here some 3 years ago with him. Sincere
sorry too, at the thought of it.
Last Sunday, more Playadorians
came up to find out.
Truly has Mr. Stapleton simplified
methods here for businesslike operations.
Mines can be made pay is same
system will be carried on.
Rain normal.

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