Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | March 14, 2012

March 14 [1858 and 1860]

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

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] MARCH 14 [ 1858]: “Went to church once again this morning, for which privilege I hope I am truly thankful. When at home I always liked to attend church and was never in the habit of letting trifles absent me from the house of God. Still I think I never realized what a privilege it was until since I became a wandered upon the sea. Mr. Bishop has a small congregation, and sailors generally do not attend. I don not think he is exactly fitted to their wants. Today I was made very happy by the arrival of the Speedwell, Captain and Mrs. Gibbs. She and I were schoolmates together, and with pleasure shall we renew our acquaintances in this far-off island of the sea. Just before sunset, went down to Mrs. Brayton’s to see them. Found them well. Mrs. Gibbs looked very natural but grown to resemble her mother very much since I last saw her. They stopped at Fayal, where they saw our brother Thomas and wife. Brought us letters from them. They have been there several months while their ship has been out on a short cruise. Mercy has another little daughter born at that place. They had no name for it unless they decided to call it ‘Crianna’, which they thought some of doing, as it possessed the accomplishment signified in that name to a great degree.”

Eliza Williams, [Wed.] March 14th [1860]: “It has been a fine day with a good breeze. A plenty of Chinese land in sight. There is a large, long island, called on the chart, Loo Choo [Okinawa]. Then there are a number of smaller ones around it. Some of the land is pretty high. We are not near enough to see much how it looks.”


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