The page for Wednesday, April 3rd says:
At office 5:50 A.M. Many hands remain away from work for Good Friday or Santos Viernes. Very busy all day. Mail arrives. Receive many letters. Papers from Jim Gormley My but a treat. Thank Jim for it. Downey, Gormley, McNulty and office write one. Was advised by N.Y. office that Mr. A. L. Moore was my chief and to obey him. I congratulated him, and said I was ready for orders from him. He said: That is all right but I failed to connect. He ordered me to stick to Mr. D.C. Stapleton. I told him that indeed I would. We had a good talk on The subject. He can hardly see the necessity of going to Quayaquil. Could reach N.Y. in time for Annual Meeting if it is held. N.Y. Office wrote advising him of sending to his wife his salary. Sent my mail direct to Mr. D.C. Stapleton un-opened. He returns it saying he will come down sometime to-mirror. Too gentlemanly to open it I fancy. Mr. A. L. Moore says he would note have done it. My own mail too! Read Mr. F. V. Morrell's letters to him. Letters from Anna, Adelaide, Susie, Maria & Sarah Martin. Must give great thanks to God. Mr. A.L. Moore says if they would give him this property - He could get all the money he needed to bring Franklyn river water and make it pay handsomely. As it is will pay, but to get par for the stock - it means a wait for 2 years and bring the water from Franklyn rio. Mistake has been made on the water question. Only one way to correct it - Franklyn river. The proposition not a hard one if money is coming.
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Questions and comments:
- The last third of this entry is written on the previous page.
- The word “advised” was crossed out and replaced with “ordered” (referring to “stick to D.C. Stapleton”)
- I don’t know where the “Franklyn river” is; I suspect that it is a company name for one of the local river.
- F.V. Morrell is president of the Playa de Oro Mining company.