Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | October 30, 2011

30th October [1848 and 1857]

Mary Brewster did not make a journal entry for this date in 1846.

Martha Brown, Monday [Oct.] 30 [1848]: “Mr. Damon has just left. He came to invite me for the third time to meet the Capts and their wives. Previously I have declined. Tonight I think I will accept. I wish you could make one of the company. I shall spend the night and perhaps stay longer, for I have not yet called on the Sisters [Sailors] that have arrived within two weeks past. Mrs. Rainard and husband have called and spent some time.  I am quite pleased with them on a short acquaintance. They are not however very much liked by the generality here, but we all have our friends and our enemies. Willie is not very well today. I fear he is going to have the measles, they are very prevalent. Natives die daily. It goes hard with them. They [the Island natives] are so careless about exposing themselves. They seem regardless of consequences. One of the Chiefs here died the past week, King [word not clear], and all are sick. Not very pleasant.”

NOTE: There was an outbreak of measles at this time in 1848. The outbreak killed about 27% of Hawaii’s native population.

Mary Lawrence, [Friday] OCTOBER 30 [1857]: “Enjoyed a morning ride with Mrs. Slocum up the valley. She rides every morning for her health; brought a nice carriage out with her. I have taken several delightful rides with her on the plains, up the valley, and along the seashore.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries between Oct. 30 – Nov. 9, 1859


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