Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | May 11, 2012

May 11 [1847 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, TUESDAY [May] 11th [1847]: “The Doctor sick with a cold which has confined him within doors the last few days. Mrs. Winslow and self went out with the children to walk. Had company to tea. Mr. Lindgren a Swede who has been here 4 years, he appeared very well and is a very steady capable young man. He went over to his office and brought a box full of tokens of friendship which he had latterly received from Stockholm his native place, among them his mother’s and sister’s likeness, all taken together forming a pleasing group and notes with forget-me-not and numerous little notions shewing he was much beloved by them. He passed the evening and we were all interested in his conversation which was much about his family and native country. A ship arrived today, a sperm whaler bound for Japan.”

Mary Lawrence did not make a journal entry for this date in 1858.

Eliza Williams, [Fri.] May 11th [1860]: “It has been a beautiful day, calm and warm — the land quite near. Have been to Boughton Bay. Did not see any Right Whales — a plenty of Humpbacks. We are having splendid weather but don’t get any Oil.”


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