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.

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

Questions and comments:

  • I have no idea who “Mr Drum” is
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: