Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | November 29, 2011

November 29 [1846 and 1859]

Mary Brewster, SUNDAY [Nov.] 29th [1846]: “Beautiful weather. I have read several chapters in the Bible and in other books. Passed the day very agreeably and feel pleased with our present location. It is also so delightful to be anchored in such a bay after being a year on the ocean. The boats have all been away today and husband and self have been nearly alone. Mr. Mingus has been across the Island to see what they could discover. He represents the country as very barren and sandy. They brought a bundle of flowers which were quite pretty. The other boats are fishing clamming and at 12 we had six turtle and turtle soup for dinner.

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 did not make any journal entries between Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, 1857.

Eliza Williams, [Tues.] November 29th [1859]: “We have a fair wind and expect to see the Island of Ascension before night. It is very warm and it is not quite as pleasant on deck as it has been, for we have a great many hogs and ducks, also 5 large turtles up there running about, that we bought at the Wellington’s Island. The Men try to keep them [animals] forward [front of the ship; also called the bow] but they will get aft sometimes, and when they do they make the deck quite dirty, though the Officers soon have the Men clean it off nice. We have a great many Cocoanuts on board to keep the hogs on, and nice fresh ones for ourselves.”


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