Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 12, 2012

February 12 [1847, 1858 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, FRIDAY [Feb.] 12th [1847]: Have been employed all day fixing up Mr. B- clothes which will need for another northwest season. He thinks I shall remain at the [Hawaiian] Islands though I should prefer accompanying him.So I wish to have everything ready and in order. Several of the inhabitants over today. Boats all away wooding on the coast. The other ships are yet whaling.”

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] FEBRUARY 12 [1858]: “Captain Dinman came on board and dined with us.  We are engaged in getting wood, buying hogs and fowls, etc.”

Eliza Williams, [Sun.] February 12th [1860]: “It has been a beautiful day, with a fair breeze. It is Sunday, and everything is very quiet aboard. Today for dinner we had duck, nice New Zealand potatoes, and duff (which is always a part of our Sunday fare for dinner), with honey for sauce today — which we also got from New Zealand. It is quite plentiful there. We are having, also, Peaches and Apples to eat and raw or cooked in pies, and preserves, and we had a few eggs every day.”

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