Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 24, 2012

February 24th [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24th [1847]: “Early this morning Steward knocked at my door, saying Mr. Brewster wished me to get up for Capt. Stevens was on board. I was soon up and he came below and took breakfast with me. He came in the day before and anchored inside the passage where he met Capt. Smith who had just got down. Capt. Stevens passed the day with us as we were underway and going down where his ship was. I enjoyed seeing him much, and we had a fine chat about Stonington [CT] folks. At 3 we anchored near the United States [the ship, not the country] and Hibernia. Capt. Smith and the french Capt. came on board. Capt. Smith had a merry laugh about the gold business. He said for two night Jeffrey and himself was up all night backing stone when they first went to digging. They stopped till nine in the evening, and at 10 we are alone.”

Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] FEBRUARY 24th [1858]: “Crossed the line [the Equator] for the fourth time since leaving home.”


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