The page for Wednesday, August 21th says:
See soldiers leave Esmeraldas for frontier lines. Hear that Concha's papers come appointing him Minister of War and Marine. Mr. Dumarst (?) talks much of Mr. D.C. Stapleton's business incompetency or lack of judgement.
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Questions and comments:
- Nathaniel did not mention Mr. Dumarst (sp?) when he was in Esmeraldas on the trip down.
- José Vicente Concha was a Columbian politician, ambassador to the United States, and later, (1914-1918) president of Columbia.