Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | November 22, 2010

22nd November, 1858

There is no journal entry for Mary Brewster in 1847.

On [Sunday] November 22 [1857], Mary C. Lawrence and her husband were moving toward the south Pacific. At the time of this journal entry, her husband’s ship was approximately half way between the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn. She wrote: “Last night there were several islands on each side of us, and Samuel deemed it prudent to be up again a part of the night. These islands [Samoa Islands] are very low sand islands, and they can be seen but a short distance in the daytime. Proabably we passed directly between them as he hoped, but it will not answer to place too much confidence on observations, as an error of the chronometer or a false position on the chart may prove very disastrous.” 

Eliza A. Williams [1858]: “It continues quite rugged. I don’t like it all. I can’t go around like the Sailors, as I can in a smooth day. I have been on deck a few minutes, but was glad to come down again. The air is raw and cold and nothing is to be seen of importance. In about a week we shall be at the Cape of Good Hope.” 



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