The page for Monday, March 25th says:
At office 5:45. Fix up part of yesterday's a/cs Learn of death of Mr. Stapleton's friend at P. de. O. Bitten by a snake only lived a few hours. X snake. Suggest to Mr. Moore the propriety of closing and going there - for the Company's good. After breakfast says he - then he has no boots. At 12 Noon - Mr. Stapleton sends me word to go and present his regrets, etc. I do so - Family much gratified. Go down in 1 hr 15 Minutes. return in 1 hour and half. Manuel my guide quite knocked out. Mr. Moore says next clean up will be $1000 - and that he will make $5000 for Mr. Stapleton to pay his laborers. Also, Mr. Stapleton will will pay him his a/c too. Probably Mr. Stapleton might send him to England. Mr Moore read his report to me. His mind made up the claims will (underlined) pay, and 8c earth too. Money will have to be forthcoming say $25000. Will bring his family down. Practically all morning with him. Brought me over to Managers house to read aloud his report. Very sanguine as to ultimate success is handled properly.
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Questions and comments:
- Mr. Moore’s report (to the N.Y board?) appears to be positive; a big change from when he arrived.