Mary Brewster, TUESDAY [Feb.] 15 : “Moderate trades all day with pleasant weather. Saw two sail this forenoon, steering west. This afternoon a large quantity of Gulf weed was seen all around. Nothing but painting ship, another coat inside today. LAT. 17.33 LONG. 54.42.”
Mary Lawrence did not make a journal entry for this date in 1859.
Eliza Williams, [Thur.] February 12th : ”This morning early, my Husband went to the Pond to see if he could get some ducks and took Willie with him. When they returned, he said that he met Capt. Fish and Capt. Fuller there. They were gunning also. They all were quite lucky. My Husband got about twenty in all — Ducks (some of them quite large), Curlews, Snipe, and Pheasants. They enjoyed the sport much. Willie seemed as fresh as when he left in the morning, though he had been gone all day. His little shoes were wet and full of sand, so that he limped when he walked, but he did not seem to mind it. All he could say was ‘Papa, bang go the Ducks.”