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

March 30th, 1901

The page for Saturday, March 30th says:

At office 6:10 A.M. Exciting day. Two men
had a cutting match a la machette. I dressed
the wound. Refused him his a/c so he would
have to see Mr. Stapleton. He was prevented by E.
Russell from going to Concepcion to cause us
trouble. Clair Moore was sent after his pistol
to prevent canoe man from carrying his trunk
off. Silly Business - lots of talk with E. Russell
would have done to trick. Menaro Beira to go
to Mr. Stapleton tomorrow. I lost my temper
at boy to-day - swore forcefully. This thing
down here will Kill anyone who stays with it.
Word came to Mr. Moore not to come over to Uimbi.
I read the letter. Word was sent by Mr. Moore
to Mr. Stapleton about the cutting match.
I have made friends with the men and
they go a great deal on what I say.
Much kevcking and swearing by the men
for being treated as slaves. Only by
those who owe money to the Company.
Indians leave for the interior to-morrow
for Holy Week. My what a country
to be in. No church - no consolation or
kindly words of a priest. Miss it greatly.
Must have more patience with my crosses.
Boy and I play cards.
Stations to-night. Another Novena for Souls in purgatory.

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