The page for Wednesday, May 8th says:
At office 6 A.M. February Pay Roll $2156.60 March " " 2309.40 April " " 1915.65 Pretty fair work for a man to jump right in and handle without experience. Wages 40¢ 60¢ 70¢ 80¢ 1.00 1.20 1.40 1.50 1.75 2.00 up to as high as $3 per day. Received a letter from Jim Gormley of Mar 28 - papers from Harry and Susie. Learn that 4 canoes of provisions are at Playa de Oro. River too high for the past 14 days. Good thing for we are just out out everything except rice. Gerald out of patience with improper transportation facilities. Feel great joy in hearing from Jim.
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Questions and comments:
- Jim Gormley is a frequent correspondent – but I don’t know who he was. A friend?
- Letter mailed (from New Jersey, I assume) on March 28th arrived on May 8th. That’s a transit time of 41 days.