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

May 3rd, 1901

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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