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

March 23rd, 1901

The page for Saturday, March 23rd says:

At office 5:10 A.M. fitting out Roman Aranjo
for work - Came to my house late last evening
in a downpour of rain.
Dreaming of Sister Dernitra
Mr. Adam Moore off to Quasamambi Mine.
Full head of water the past 2 days only
Young Moore taking chocolate from Kitchen
2 boxes of pills - Gordon's missing from Room No 2
He and I only have the key to it.
Water temporarily stopped a/c of heavy rain
to-day. Afraid of break in Canal. No timber
xxx help at hand to repair is same occurred.
Sent up Jim Bennett to D.C.S. for work. Got it
and thanked me.
Found another mistake in an April a/c.
Redoing my difference in August Trial Balance.
Very good mood to-day. Thank God.
Will say grateful prayers of thanks for the
succor of our Blessed Lady.
Only about 30 at windows to-night. Left office
at 7 p.m. Rain 2 90/100 inches past 24 hours.
Mor Moore admires D.C. Stapleton greater the
more he sees of him. Wonders how he stood
actions of N.Y Board at all.
Boy all right arranging a drng shop.
Must write Syster Lydia - It would please her
One, so far this year from my Anna.

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)


Questions and comments:

  • I think that “drng” is an abbreviation for “drawing”
  • I believe this is the first mention of “Sister Dernitra”
  • Now we know that “A. L. Moore”‘s first name is “Adam”

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