Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 17, 2012

17th February [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY [Feb.] 17th [1847]: “Fresh winds all day with cool and cloudy weather. The boats have brought off all the wood which we shall need for the voyage, and today they are all employed in getting ship ready for sea. Husband had been below all day and reading a book which has taken up his attentions and kept him silent. So I have had someone to look at but the chatting part has been rather slim. However I have amused myself by ransacking boxes, trunks, baskets and so have had enough to keep me busy.  This evening he has read to me and I have knit till 8, when we went on deck and walked till 9. So ends this day.

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] FEBRUARY 17 [1858]: “Rev. Mr. Kekela and Kaivi came off this morning with a few more potatoes and bought goods to quite an amount. They gave Samuel an order on the treasurer of the Hawaiian Missionary Society at Honolulu. They furnish themselves with trade from whaleships in this way to enable them to get provisions from the natives. I sent Mrs. Kekela some calico for a dress,as I had given one to Mrs. Kaivi before. We have seen Hood’s Island, Tahuata, or St. Christina, and Magdalena, or Fatu Hiva, today. About four o’clock the missionaries left us, and we said aloha to the island of Dominica. About sunset passed Hood’s Island; it is small island and uninhabited. There are two small islands in this group (I cannot now recollect the names) that are not inhabited by live men, but it is their belief that the spirits of their dead do there congregate.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries between Feb. 16-19, 1860.

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