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

18th May [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, TUESDAY [May] 18th [1847]: “We were invited and went to an examination this forenoon. Mr. Steel a foreigner has been on the island a number of years, and has a school of native children who he instructs in the English language and succeeds very well, I am told. I could not have a very definite idea of their proficiency as they were called out separately and each one repeated the same verse, 2nd chapter of Matthew first verse. The scholars were all young, looked and behaved extremely well, and some spoke the English language with a good accent. Received a note from Miss Ogden with a polite invitation to visit her at Wailuku.”

Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] MAY 18 [1858]: “The Gay Head took a whale at 10 P.M. last evening. Samuel went on board the Milo in the morning to procure some cutting spades if possible. Captain Sowle sent Minnie a jar containing about two quarts of raspberry jam, which was very nice. Failing to procure what he wished, he went on board the Saratoga. Captain Slocum sent us some fresh dates, different from any I ever saw. In the afternoon he went on board the Majestic where he was successful. About 4 P.M. saw a bowhead. Boats form all the ships went in pursuit of him, but he made his escape by going under the ice. Five ships have been added to our company today; two of them have been reported as the Caravan and the Marengo. We have the most delightful weather I think that I ever experienced, still, clear, and comfortably warm.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries between May 15-24, 1860.


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