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

April 21st, 1901

The page for Sunday, April 21st says:

At office 6:00 A.M. hear Mr. Stapleton is
very man. All hands refused to work on Sunday.
One thing they all object to doing - Working on Sunday.
Rain fall 1 30/100 past 24 hours.
Dispatched mail to-day to Anna, Susie,
Maria and Sister Teresa.
I wonder if Anna will understand it
was of her I was dreaming when I put
it on a wrong letter. Though I think I tore the
sheet from Adelaide's letter.
Hear much talk about the lack of water
from Sapayo when 3 or 4 days of dry
weather ensues. During heavy rains
Angostura and Huesito furnish all
that is necessary. And now the Sapayo
water is a menace to the line during
the past 4 days.
Good watchmen essential or up goes
the work done. Russell, carpenter, is
much exercised.
Read my Tomas a' Kempis much.
Only 50 men at window today.
Had a change of fresh pork at tea.
Cayapas indians brought it to camp.
Many hands trying to get silver money
to buy some. Think I have it.
I am as poor as they are !!!

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Questions and comments:

  • The word “fresh”, referring to the pork, is underlined.

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