Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | April 6, 2012

6th April [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster [Still at Lahaina, Maui] TUESDAY APRIL 6TH [1847]: “Early this morning Mr. Brewster had not slept any through the night as they did not get the anchors cleared until morning. We had been invited to Mrs. Hunt’s to spend the day. After procuring a couple of horses we started for Lahaina-luna. Had a very agreeable visit and was much pleased with their situation. Mt. Ives and family were here; his wife was sick and they had left their station till she got better. We had a delightful ride both going and coming and arrived home just at sunset.”

Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] APRIL 6 [1858]: “We have had very pleasant weather for the last week until yesterday, when we were visited by a drenching rainstorm, and today it is not much better. The weather is growing cooler also. We are now where Samuel thinks there is a prospect of seeing right whales. We shall have a long cruise and sincerely hope it may be a successful one. We have some fruit left yet, although there was but very little to be procured at the [Hawaiian/Sandwich] Islands, as it was early. Of vegetables we have sweet and Irish potatoes, onions, and pumpkins; of fruit, bananas and oranges. We bought some delicious oranges at Oahu, and Captain Freeman sent me a basket at Maui. Captain Barber sent me a California cheese and a half bushel of figs. Mr. Bigelow presented Minnie with a tin of gingersnaps and gave me two dozen tins of preserved fruit, which – with crackers, preserved meats, codfish, fowls and hogs, beside our common fare — I think will make quite a bill of fare for the season. I also have a good supply of books and papers, and could I only have had one more package of letters from home, my wants would have been all supplied. Samuel thought it hardly safe to entrust them to the care of anyone coming after us, as it was uncertain about seeing them, but I can but hope that someone will bring them along. This morning we had an addition again to our family of five pigs, which is rather more than we care about at this time.”

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


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