Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | March 23, 2012

23rd March [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, TUESDAY [MARCH] 23rd [1847]: “Doomed to be disappointed this day. Could not sleep much during the night knowing we were near land and the wind blowing hard, Mr. Brewster up several times expecting to get in early this morning. When light appeared behold we were 12 miles to the leeward of the [Hawaiian] Island and so have been beating to windward. I got up early and went on deck but was soon seasick and have been abed all day. Got up this afternoon and went up again. Ship was standing in but would not fetch [arrive at; due to adverse wind and water currents/tide conditions] . Saw the Brooklin situated the same as ourselves, trying to get to windward. The last we saw she was standing for [heading towards] Oahu.”

Mary Lawrence, Tues.] MARCH 23 [1858]: “Went out in the morning to me calls and stopped at Mr. Damon’s until Samuel called for me to go on board. It was very rough, and I was glad to get on board the ship.  Left about  twelve o’clock. Just before we left Mrs. Carter sent Minnie a hen of a very peculiar kind, its feathers appearing to grow the wrong way, all in a heap. She calls it Frizzle. When we arrived on board, the cooper informed us that we had six little pigs, a circumstance that pleased Minnie, of course.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries between March 22-24, 1860.


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