The page for Tuesday, May 7th says:
At office 6 A.M. Mr. G.G. Stapleton returns from his trip. Caught cold last night at Quasamambi. I bring over my medicine. Sufficiently well to come to supper. 2 small breaks in canal. Delay of washing at Quasamambi the result. Day hot. Thunder and lightning to-night. Last night saw as many as 20 stars. Just thinking of the exciting balandra trip - keeling over the sloop. No canoes up as yet. Refused to eat pork - beans low. Rice soon to be our staple article. Chocolate growing good here. Boy cheers me much. Rather a blue day of it. How about Versailles, Kentucky. My work in good shape. Will be glad to receive mail. Must need pray for patience. Am so thankful for God's many blessings to me.
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Questions and comments:
- Versailles, Kentucky – where did that come from?