Mary Brewster’s journal for her voyage from 1845 – 1848 ended on March 8, 1848 when the Tiger arrived home (Stonington, CT). Mary and her husband, Samuel did not return to sea for their last voyage until June 1848. However, Mary’s journal-writing did not resume until July 13, 1848. Therefore, Mary Brewster’s entries will resume on this blog starting July 13, 2013.
Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] May 22 : “A fine pleasant day. Spoke the Corinthian. Captain Lewis came on board and passed the afternoon with us. He is just out from home; was mate of the Tamerlane last voyage. He has taken nothing and has heard of only one ship that had taken a whale. We gave him a pig, and he sent us a bushel of nice home corn and Minnie a bag of nuts – almonds, walnuts, and filberts — which are a great treat to her. We have a mill of grinding corn, so now we can enjoy hasty puddings, johnnycakes, etc. not forgetting the hulled corn, for which we begged a few sticks of wood to make ashes, as ours is not suitable for that purpose.”
Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during May 1861. She did not make a journal entry for this date in 1861.