Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | December 2, 2011

2nd December 1846

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2nd [1846]: “Early this morning Mr. Dunott returned from his cruise. He had been on the coast of California and visited a Spanish family some six miles from the shore. He reports them very poor, living in miserable poor huts and sleeping out-of-doors with a hide wrapped around them. At 1 PM we got under way and proceeded up the bay as husband wants to be near where the Spaniards are so to get a supply of beef. The Trescott got underway and followed us up. At 5 we anchored not far from the other ships. I am not as much pleased with our new place as I was in hopes to be.  We are some 6 miles from the coast and I don’t think it half as pleasant as our old place. We shall stop here some weeks or till after the whale come in. I have sewed some as much as a change of place would admit of –“

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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