Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | March 28, 2012

March 28 [1847, 1858 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, SUNDAY [Mar. 28th [1847 at Lahaina, Maui]: “Attended the chapel this forenoon. Mr. Forbes gave us a discourse from this text, ‘The love of money is the root of all evil.’ I felt that it was pleasant to meet with those who had assembled and felt thankful to God for the preservation of our lives and do desire to ever remember the may mercies and blessings I am constantly receiving from the Giver of all good. This evening we all took a walk up to the hospital to see a young man who had been there some months and with whom I once met in Norwich [CT]. He fell from the Atlantic and hurt him so he has been a cripple and confined to his bed ever since. I found him gaining and in good spirits hoping when the ship was ready he should be well enough to go in her.”  

Note: Mary Brewster stayed at Lahaina, Maui from March 25 – September 30, 1847.  During that time, she celebrated her 24th birthday and saw many ‘pleasing sights’.  So, if you are an avid follower of Mary’s; lots of adventures await her and you.  I hope you enjoy each ‘pleasure’ as much as she enjoyed writing about it.

And….as Mary Lawrence made this entry, she was departing Oahu, Hawaii, [Sun.] MARCH 28 [1858]: “Have had very rough weather with a strong breeze ever since we left Oahu today, when it is smooth and pleasant. We are engaged in washing. Minnie met with about as severe an affliction as she ever experienced today. She lost her Frankie overboard, a doll that she dearly loved for its own sake and the more because it was Grandma Annie’s. She cried for a long time and wrung her hands in the greatest agony. She insisted so much upon having black clothes made to wear that I was obliged to get a piece of black ribbon to tie on her arm to pacify her.”

Eliza Williams, [Wed.] March 28th [1860]: “It has been a fine day with a strong breeze, the pleasantest day we have had since we came to this Sea.”                                                                                 

                                                    

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