Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | April 18, 2012

18th April [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, SUNDAY [April] 18th [1847]: “Mrs. Reynard passed part of the day with us. She leaves tomorrow for Honolulu. We called at Mrs. Baldwin’s this afternoon. The long-expected Betsy Williams [of Stonington, Capt. Palmer Hall] has arrived. Capt. Hall called and took tea.  He thinks I have letters which he will send in the morning. Two ships more have arrived and two sailed, by which I sent letters to the northwest. So they come and go. Mr. Bush & Bolles from New London came in the [Betsy Williams].”  Mary remained at Lahaina, Maui through September 1847. During those long monthsshe was separated from her husband, he whaled in the northern Pacific and Arctic.

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] April 18 [1858]: “Quite warm and pleasant weather. Went on deck in the afternoon and had quite a promenade. How much I have thought of loving friends far away today, and I doubt not but we have been thought of with much affection by them as they went up to the house of God, and wished that we might bear them company. I passed the most of the day in reading. Sometimes I write a little.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from April 18-22, 1860.


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