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

Febraury 22, 1847

Mary Brewster, MONDAY [Feb.] 22nd [1847]: “The Hibernia started for sea today. She came past us with all sail out and we expected she would get out to sea. When nearly up with us husband had an ensign hoisted and then dipped as the sailors phrase is which consists of hoisting them up and letting them down 3 times. Capt. Smith returned the compliment by doing the same. As the wind died away he was obliged to anchor. The mate came on board and took tea. A boat from our ship went on board and Jones with them to see Capt. Smith as he had been with him the last 13 months.  About 8 he came back and said he had concluded to go to America. He leaves a wife and 4 children in California for whom he cannot have much regard. This leaves only two to get the boat up to the schooner. CArpenter has been busy all day fixing the boat and some of the hand shave been fixing a boat sail.

Mary Lawrence (1858) and Eliza Williams (1860) did not make journal entries for this date.


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