The page for Saturday, February 23rd says:
Arose at 6 A.M. At work 6:40 A.M. Next week I will be in charge Will have to be at office 6 A.M. to see that store is open and men get their tools. Books about complete for August Found balances from July were not correct. C.G. Franklyn traced back and found N.O was wrong since March of 1900. a difference of some $31 i.e, the books at this end were not balanced. Mr. Stapleton received N.Y. mail. I am none the more wise. Cable too. I receive letters from Susie, Maria, Jim Gormley, and Wm. Huston - papers etc. am happy. Answer them all in one note to Susie. Rain this afternoon. Books look plainer to me now. Mrs. C.G. Franklyn promised to send Susie some photographs. Canoe men agree to remain to carry down Franklyn party. My trunk heard from at Esmeraldas. Feb 6. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- The trunk (containing Nathaniel’s clothes) was not transferred to the ship at Colon (on January 15th). He’s been living with the “clothes on his back” for more than a month.
- Susie and Marie are his sisters, and Wm Huston is married to Susie.