Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | March 8, 2012

8th March [1847, 1858 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, MONDAY [March] 8th [1847]: “The last week I have been wishing for a change as I was tired of light winds. Today I have no cause of complaint in that respect, for the wind blows and it is rugged, and I feel half sick and I wish it smooth again. But wishing will not avail and I will endeavor and cultivate a contented mind and not feel uneasy. Let the wind be as it will. So here it is to good weather.   LONG. 125.25 West.”

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] MARCH 8 [1858]: “The most of my acquaintances called upon me today. There have been a few added to the circle of foreign residents since we were here before, which additions are highly prized: Mrs. Chandler, the lady of the American consul; Dr. White, lady, and daughter, of San Francisco, an assistant of Dr. Dow; and Miss Chamberlain, a schoolteacher. One if Mrs. Bishop’s children, little Charlie has winged his flight to an eternal world since we were here before, one short year ago.”

Eliza Williams, [Thurs.] March 8th [1860]: “It has been quite pleasant with a good breeze. Have lost sight of the Omega; have not seen her since the day that the Captain was aboard of us. She is s dull sailor, and this Ship sails first rate. Saw a school of Black fish this morning, and lowered 3 boats for them. Got quite near, but did not get any.”

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