The page for Friday, May 3rd says:
At office 6 A.M. Back to my hut at 5:30 p.m. My earliest day since I have been here. Terperature never rose higher than 78° Fahr to-day. Sent laborers balance sheet by mail to Mr. D.C. Stapleton, Esmereldas. Understand many folks will leave upon being paid in silver. It will be July 1 before Sajado Mine is in operation. Cause - N.Y. Office sending down Mr. Moore and Mr. D.C. Stapleton going to Quayaquil to find out where he is at with them, Unnecessary delay of 3 months at least. Men returning from Urimbi to work here. Heard money is to come up and pay will be in silver. River still high, hence no canoes can bring up provisions or lumber for Sajado Mine sluices. Boy cheers me much - very funny. Will not write by this mail. Boy has experience in tracing a calf. Find bones, etc., negroe says "Gawd" tigers! and runs, for his life, leaving boy to make the best of it. No calf is found but a quick trip home is a result.
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