Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 22, 2012

22 January [1847 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, FRIDAY [Jan.] 22nd [1847]: “Beautiful weather all day with a delightful evening. The boats got a whale to the ship and by night was cut in. Mr. Brewster quite unwell, has worked to hard, and at 7 tonight the was abed and I have been trying to doctor him.”

Mary Lawrence did not make a journal entry for this date in 1858.

Eliza Williams, [Sun.] January 22nd [1860]: “It has been a beautiful day. Had a fine breeze all night but it died away calm about 5 o’clock in the morning. The land all in sight; Monganua about 10 mile off. We wanted to go there in the boat and spend the day but don’t think that we shall have wind to get it. We are going to the Bay of Islands to anchor and shall stop about a week. Have seen plenty of Porpoises, sun-fish and BIrds about today. The Men caught a very large tiger Shark this afternoon.  It is very handsome, white on the belly, the sides a light drab, the back Jet black and shiny. They are saving them and the skin to use as sand paper. It is very rough. The Natives of New Zealand wear the teeth in their ears as ornaments.”


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