Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | March 25, 2012

25th March [1847 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY MARCH 25th [1847]: “Was up early this morning. Mr. Waldo called also Capt. Barber of the Caledonia, he brought me a bundle of letters. At 10, went ashore to Dr. Winslow’ where I found them all well. Mrs. Alexander and family from the Lahaina-luna were visiting them. I enjoyed the day very much. This afternoon we took a walk down to the king’s palace, where we saw some of the royal family. The King* is visiting here with his suit. This evening I have been reading my letters, find that our friends are well and no change has occurred in our family.”

*NOTE: At the time of Mary’s journal entry, King Kamehameha III was approximately 33 years old. He ruled Hawaii from 1825-1854. He never had children and was succeeded by his nephew, who was referred to as King Kamehameha IV (1855-1863).

Mary Lawrence did not make any journal entries between March 24-27, 1858.

Eliza Williams, [Sun.] March 25th [1860]: “It has been pleasant a part of the day — rather unpleasant in the morning, hazy and a little rainy. Have a good breeze. There are two or three Ships in sight, the same that we saw yesterday, and we have raised two ro three other Sails. Have seen Whales several times, lowered for them twice, but did not succeed in getting near.”


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