[Tues. Dec. 23, 1902] Worked all day in office. - Am given reception tonight by residents of Valdes - Wm Berry called. Clear quiet today - no wind. Writing letters to catch up mail Eagle mail goes in morning.
[Wednesday 24] Splendid reception by people of Valdez last night. Music, speeches, &c. and a ball at "Moose Hall" Great crowd & was introduced & shook hands with hundreds, of course. Am very much pleased over it, & think a good impression made. Warm - snow - no wind.