The page for Friday, April 26th says:
At office 6:15 A.M. About 4 A.M. watchman comes to my house for keys. I keep silence and do not go to office so as not to be thought interloping. Mr. D.C. Stapleton sails at 5 A.M. Francis tells me - he has been nosing over at store. Gerald and I talk freely. Poor gravel at Quasamambi. Can't yet tell about Sajado. Strictest economy necessary here Downey and Nugent to run Quasamambi. Sent up their clothes yesterday. Glad I have 2 months salary to the good. Ask questions about steerage rates from here to Panama., Boy cheery when I tell him. Says "Pop, how is it Mr. Nugent and Downey liked the mine so well" Don't get blue, I am satisfied with steerage, I can stand it but, I don't think you can. Thanks to God for such a blessed boy. Things look different. Such is youth. Gerald says "Distance lends enchantments" Dan expects $6000 - if they (N.Y.) put up they can have possession. If note, can save himself here. Here again is a riddle. Annual meeting deferred until July, Ward told him. Say prayers Mac - have faith and get to Anna.
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Questions and comments:
- Is “Dan” Daniel (D.C) Stapleton?