The page for Sunday, March 17th says:
At office 5:45 A.M. Rush over at 11 o'clock A.M. Much work in hunting over a/cs Send money over to Quasamambi Mine for orders from Mr. D. C. Stapleton. He sends me many messages about getting men out for tomorrow's work. Junior and Sr. Clair Moore pointing up chisels at blacksmith shop all morning. Sell some goods. Much, too much for one man to handle. Time sheets for the past week handed in to me. Mr. A. L. Moore took me to task concerning yesterdays remarks concerning himself. I stood my ground that he was not in charge and that the only orders were to be given by Mr. D. C. Stapleton. Mr. Meisner had to right to send a message in the manner he did with is cook, i.e, if Mr. Stapleton was absent give it to Mr. Moore. Hence my ardor for Mr. D.C.S. To, so and so with Mr. Moore. I frankly told him I made a break. Mr. Moore is plain and honest but does not take in all (underlined) the situation here. Either one man is boss or the other to these natives. One must now allow them an inch at this critical time - and there you are.
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Questions and comments:
- It appears that things are coming to a head at the camp.
- I don’t understand the bit “Hence my ardor … made a break”
- “One must now allow them” ? I would think that “not” would be the correct word, but that’s not what he wrote.