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

March 27th, 1901

The page for Wednesday, March 27th says:

At office 6 A.M. All hands at table for first time
Stranger is Mr. Drum. Wants medicines and pro-
visions. Sell the provisions but Mr. Stapleton's orders
were to give all medicines free - Mr. A. L. Moore
fixes Mr. Drum up. I keep my peace.
Mr. Evans is sick with Malaria at Uimbi.
Boy cuts a trail lands down a bluff 40 ft
Climbs up perpendicularly when we pass down
a rope - Comes out all right. Too venturesome.
Mr. Moore talks about water. Engineers estimate
wrong. One monitor going to-day.
A problem surely when 5 monitors are working
and farther away from head of water.
He cannot see it. Mr Stapleton comes to Playa Rica
Surely enough, McKenzie had the right idea.
Both Moores fond of gambling and betting
selling out their outfits. Natives are beginning
to guy them.
I hope D. C. Stapleton takes care of himself
with this man. I warned him to go slow the
3rd night after their arrival.
Offer up prayers for my boy's safety.
Thinking of Anna all day
Trust the Lord is soon to send me to her.

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Questions and comments:

  • I have no idea who “Mr Drum” is

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