Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | December 8, 2011

8th December [1846 and 1857]

Mary Brewster, TUESDAY [Dec.] 8th [1846]: “Two boatloads of stone sent off today. All hands digging for dear life I expect. Capt. Bottum on board and spent the evening. Talked of friends home and those we left behind.”

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 [Tues.] December 8 [1857]: “In the afternoon three boats went onshore for wood. Returned about sunset with three boatloads of wood and some strawberry tomatoes, which they sent off to me. There are two families there occupying one house. One man, the proprietor of the establishment, has two wives and quite a number of children. The other works for him and has taken a sister of the other man’s wives for his wife. The females are natives of New Zealand. The males are Americans. Within a short time another family has arrived, but as they are rather destitute of provisions, the probability is they will not take up their abode there. Mr. Nickerson brought us a letter from Lewis and Eunice written two years ago and left there for Samuel or Augustus. They had strong hopes of seeing one or both of us.”

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


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