February 16 – March 5 1853

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1853
Feb W 16
To Cash Pd Indeible ink N.Y. .25
” “ To “ “ boots 3.50 Slipers self 4.00
” W 16 To “ handed to John 10.00
” Th 17 To water cure book 2.50
” “ To pocket Day Book .38
” “ To Sundrys .15
” F 18 To. Dryde Beef .49
To. to inkstand and paper .32
” S 19 To. Bathing 25. Pockett Compass 1/6 .50
” “ To life preserver each 1.50
” ‘ To. Pacific house Board each 14.06
” ‘ Boot Black each .25
” ‘ Hack hire .38
” ‘ Carring Trunks .35
” 27 Bottle Clarett 1.00
2 Lemons .20
Servants on Ship .36
28 Eat 3 meals landed San Wan City.

1853 Up San Wan river
Mar 23 to castle rapids1 3 to stemer cross lake
” ‘4 to lake Nickaraugua to virgin-
” ‘4 bay town bottle claret each .50
” ‘5 at port on lake at virgin Bay
” ‘ Cash bread & coffee each .20
” ‘ Dinner Virgin Bay each .60
” ‘ For trunk 9.75
For Johns trunk 8.40

John & I took the first boat to shore
with many others I stood in water up to
the top of my boots as she took in water
evry sea but landed safe in vi. Bay
town we dind & wated for Dav
& after getting out mules we set out
12 miles for the pacific, after passing
over one of the most singular countrys
& steep mountains & by all sorts every
ns. & fruits, & the natives live in

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  1. Castillo Rapids, so named for  Fort San Juan, or the Castle of Neuestra Senora, which stand on the hill above. The fort was already a ruin by 1850.(Stout, pg 22)