Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | March 29, 2012

29th March [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, [Still at Maui] MONDAY [Mar.] 29 [1847]: “Am very well and happy with the dear family which I am stopping with. Mrs. Forbes called this afternoon and we are invited to spend the day there tomorrow. Towards night Mr. B. and children went out to walk, but this place is so dusty one cannot enjoy it. You cannot step a rod without being covered in red dust. The last few months they have had more rain which gives the mountains a verdant look and has so hardened the soil that it is much more clean than I have ever seen it. So I intend to do all my walking before the soil gets dry, for then you cannot set your foot down but what it will be covered with red dust the color of brick to say nothing of Muslins* and light dresses — .”  

* An image of a muslin dress from the 1860’s.

Mary Lawrence,  [Mon.] MARCH 29 [1858]: “Had another addition to our family today of six more little pigs. The others are running about deck and are very cunning. Minnie thinks there never was anything prettier.”

Eliza Williams did not make a journal entry for this date in 1860.


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