Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | December 7, 2011

December 7 [1846 and 1857]

Mary Brewster, MONDAY 7th [1846]: “Have been alone part of the day. Husband went ashore to see how they were getting along; says they all appear happy and pleased with their occupation. Capt. Smith says dig oh dig, only don’t disturb our place, says the whole Island is full enough to load 30 ships. I have been busily employed in sewing. The boats are off fishing and clamming most every day which keeps us in fresh [food] and is pleasant employment for them.”

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 [Mon.] December 7 [1857]: “A hard rainstorm, so that we kept off from the island until afternoon, when we wore ship and stood in for the land. The ship Ocean was in here the day before we arrived, out thirteen and half months with 950 barrels sperm oil.”

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


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