The page for Monday, April 15th says:
At office 6.05 A.M. Feeling good to-day. Dreaming of Anna last night. She said: "Rest easy, dear heart" and I am. Mr. Meisner who has been here 13 months says the place looks deserted. Boy helps me check up pay rolls. Nothing of importance doing. Very little water at Bulkhead so the Watchman informs me. 1 Monitor running. Thos P. Francis calls to me that 3 Indians are escaping !! They are leaving here in disgust. Company owes them money. Very good men too. Jose Cayetano Orbe, Vicente Orbe and Jose Manuel Tugumbango. Think of it. Learn that 1800 men are employed cutting mule trail from Quito to Con- cepcion. 2 years work ahead and pay days sure. Thank God for an easy mind. Read all my letters to-day. Have had great comfort from prayer.
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Questions and comments:
- “Escaping” is a strange choice of word.