Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | March 6, 2012

6th March [1858 and 1860]

Mary Brewster did not make a journal entry for this date in 1847.

Mary Lawrence, [Sat.] MARCH 6 [1858]: “Saw a sail which appeared to be going to Hilo. Saw the island of Hawaii about noon. Saw another ship in the afternoon. Saw Maui in the evening.”

Eliza Williams, [Tues.] March 6th [1860]: “It has been a beautiful day. We have been on shore at Guam and spent two nights and a part of two days. Had a very pleasant time and returned towards night yesterday. My Husband shipped 4 Men and has the Second Mate of a Brig that was condemned here not long ago. He is going North with us, to see if he can’t get a chance on board on some Ship up there….Now for a short description of Guam. It is the only Spanish Port that I have been in, and I felt somewhat interested as well as amused. Though the People are under Spanish government, there are only two or three real Spaniards on the Island. They are all half [breeds]. The Natives are called Chemoras [Chamorros]. The Governor is a true blood from Spain. There are two families besides that, who are of the quality, and they fell themselves such. We visited them….There are about a dozen young Ladies in the two Families, and they are very dressy and gay. They do no work but a little embroidery and play the piano and dance, which they are exceedingly fond of….We were invited to take dinner with all the Ship Masters at the Commissary’s house, and they made a grand dinner. I could not begin to tell the different dishes that were set before us — roast pig, duck, chickens, beef, venison, cooked in all ways, wines and liqueurs in abundance. At last, coffee and dessert….”

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