Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | December 26, 2011

26th December [1846 and 1857]

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY [Dec.] 26th [1846]: “Capt. Smith called early this morning. Husband was about ready to go on the Island and look up his men so to be ready for whaling. Capt. S- said he should continue digging and whale besides, thought husband very foolish to leave off so. He told him he had rather be pitching blubber — which he was sure was good for something. Capt. S- is as sanguine as ever, says, I tell you, it is gold and no mistake. Brewster, I want you to get rich — Husband went and tonight all the men save a few who will be here tomorrow. So ends our mining. We have got some two tons of stone.”

Mary Lawrence, [Sat.] DECEMBER 26 [1857]: “Spoke the ship Falcon in the morning, of New Bedford, Captain Norton, twenty-eight months out, 700 barrels. The captain came on board and passed the day with us. I sent a letter to Thomas and Mercy by him, as he was confident that he should see them at Talcahuano [Chile]. About 5 P.M. saw another ship but did not get near enough to speak.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries between Dec. 26-30, 1859.


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