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

May 13th, 1901

The page for Monday May 13th says:

At office 5:30 A.M.
Did a very good days work and feel
particularly good all day. Pleasant dreams
of Anna early this A.M.
Gerald and Mr. Albert Matson off to Quas-
amambi. Have to admit it now: Gerald
evidently gunning for my scalp. Well, when
D.C. Stapleton arrives on Wednesday, I am
willing to go without any quarreling.
Boy noticed it as very patent at supper
Out Blessed Lady will succor me when
necessary. Fancy it will be Downey's
turn next. Broke men are what is
wanted here. I know D.C. Stapleton will
be fair with me.
Boy and I decide to steerage it to
San Diego to save the money. We are
happy in the thought of leaving here
this month.
I am learning my needed lesson of
humility. Thank God for the grace
of the vision of it.
In 6 weeks I hope to be in Dulzura.

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)

Questions and comments:

  • I think it is safe to say that Nathaniel has given up on this job.
  • The word “patent” seems wrong to me.

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