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

April 29th, 1901

The page for Monday, April 29th says:

At office 6 A.M.
Did good work until 2 p.m. headache,
no food from 6 A.M. trying on
one.
Gerald goes over the line to Sajado.
Have much conversation with him in
the evening.
Tells me he is not going back to the States
again. Competition too close, and so much
rascally doings going on among our best
people.
Downey too has gold fever from Jim Nugent.
Might take a hunt for gold himself.
Gerald says it will take much lumber to
open Sajado Mine. Thinks it would be wise
to close down until lumber is here, pay all
hands, then, a person can have the heart to
rush the work.
Boy in good appetite.
River high to-night - this means more 
delay for our cargo.
Dreaming of Jim Gormley last night.
Told me that no word from California.
I wonder if Anna wrote to him.

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