The pages for August 10th and 11th have the dates scribbled out and contain:
Letter 144 Playa Rica, Ecuador Aug 12, 1901 F.V Morrell, Esq. President, Playa de Oro M Co. New York Dear Sir, At the last moment today it is thought to let Mr. McHorney return to New York. There is no personal feeling, no rupture nor trouble - only mutually agreed that this is the best thing to do all around. Neither Mr. McHorney, nor any other New York city man is adapted for the requirements here nor in the very nature of things can they adapt themselves to this many sided situation. Mr. McHorney's going will save us $75 per month and I must figure on saving expenses. His Balance with is to-day is $528.21. His son has been attending our store for the past month. I have not rated his services. I will advise you of the cancellation of Mr. Downey's contract by next mail. Your's truly, (signed) D. C. Stapleton V.P. I have not given Mr. McHorney draft for his balance as I do not think it is necessary. D.C.S.
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Questions and comments:
- This is apparently a copy of a letter written to the New York office.
- The last bit (about a draft) has been written vertically on the left side of the page.
- I wonder what happened in the last 3 months – it appeared that things were coming to a head in mid-May, but now it is August, and apparently things are settled.