Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 14, 2012

14th January [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY [Jan.] 14th [1847]: “I am nearly all the time in my room. The decks are full of casks and very dirty. I have commenced a pair of stockings and knit and read at the same time which keeps dull care away.”

Mary Lawrence, [Thurs.] JANUARY 14 [1858]: Pleasant weather with a strong breeze. The ship still in sight. In the afternoon the gale increased and blew with great violence during the night. About one o’clock I was awakened by a sound as the rushing of many waters. My first thought was that the ship was going down, but my fears were entirely groundless, as we only shipped a heavy sea which broke one of the skylights and sent the water into the after cabin. The steward was called up to bail it out, which he soon did; but almost everything was wet through.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries bewteen Jan. 14-181860.

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