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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