Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | December 1, 2011

December 1, 1846

Mary Lawrence, TUESDAY DECEMBER 1st [1846]: “Slept very little through the night. At 2 o’clock I got up and went on deck. The wind was blowing hard and I stopped only a little while. Mr. Brewster did not return till this afternoon. Stayed and piloted the ship down which is anchored near to us the Trescott of Mystic. Capt. [Alvin] Mallory * came on board and passed the latter part of the afternoon and evening. The third mate arrived from the bay this noon with Capt. Smith’s and Jeffrey’s compliments and a quarter of beef, to keep us here I suppose. Thus ends this two days’ events, Mr. B. at home [on board] — “

* At this point in whaling history, the Mallory family of Mystic, CT were the leading ship-builders/agents in southeastern CT.  Capt. Mallory was the nephew of Charles Mallory; managing owner of the Trescott.

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 did not make any journal entries from Dec. 1 – 10, 1859.


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