Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | December 21, 2011

December 21 [1846 and 1857]

Mary Brewster, MONDAY [Dec.] 21st [1846]: “Employed in sewing all day. Capt. Smith has been here this afternoon and I have done nothing but laugh. His whole theme is the mining business, he thinks he and Jeffrey is rich forever. This evening he turned to husband, said, Brewster, you must get more of that stone it will enrich so you will not have to whale it any more. Thank God, says he, there will be one rich Brewster. Such is the amount of the conversation when they meet, such idle anticipations. I certainly begin to think that gold never was found in such vast quantities and some will be disappointed. Capt. B- took tea with us and early in the morning Capt. J- and himself starts for Lapaz. A pleasant journey to them and a safe return.

Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] DECEMBER 21 [1857]: “Saw a finback very near the ship about sunset, the first whale of any kind we have seen since we crossed the line [equator]. The weather is now quite cool and pleasant.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from Dec. 20-23, 1859.


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