Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | November 26, 2011

26th November [1846, 1857 and 1859]

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY [Nov.] 26 [1846]: “Busy all day in sewing. Commenced making a dress which will occupy me for sometime and a job I by no means covet. Read this evening till 9.”

Martha Brown’s journal entries ended on Nov. 11, 1848, when she was reunited with her husband who finally returned to Hawaii after being about six weeks overdue.

Mary Lawrence, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26 [1857]: “Probably it is Thanksgiving at home, and as Father, Mother, brothers, and sisters gather around the festive board, may they bestow one thought on their children who are wanderers on the sea.  As it was blowing quite fresh and a heavy sea, we made no preparation for a special dinner. We were intending to be at Rarotonga about that time, but the wind changed so that we could not fetch. After that we hoped to fetch Aitutaki [LAT. 18.83 S, LONG. 159.76 W] but it was of no use. I am much disappointed, for I depended upon the nice fruit we could get there for trade, also pork and fowls. We were in want of wood from the island, but we shall be obliged to wait until the cruise is up and touch somewhere on our way to the Islands.”

Eliza Williams, [Sat.] November 26th [1859]: “It has been a very fine day. The Men have finished washing [whale] bone. It makes a great show on deck. I suppose that there is about 10,000 lbs. of it.”

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