Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | June 4, 2012

June 4 [1847, 1858 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, FRIDAY [June] 4th [1847]: “Pleasant clear weather which we always have at this place [Lahaina, Maui]. Went over to Mrs. Baldwin’s. Mrs. Hunt was there and Maria Dibble, visiting a few days. Called in to see Mrs. Forbes who is feeble and confined to her bed all the time.”

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] JUNE 4 [1858]: “A strong breeze and thick fog. Four ships near us. I forgot to mention that Mrs. Skinner and myself made an exchange of articles that we most wanted. I wanted a skein of red sewing silk very much (I had plenty that was too light), which she could supply me with, while she wanted a skein of blue yarn, which I had for her. She presented us with another lot if those Magdalena Bay figs. I venture to say that we fare much better for figs than though we were at home.”

Eliza Williams [Tues.] June 4th [1860]: “We have had a very pleasant day. There are quite a number of Ships in sight, among them the Omega – Capt. Whalon. He has been aboard and took dinner with us. Saw two Right Whales just before dinner, and soon after, our boats went down. Capt. W. went in one of ours to try and strike one, for out Mate had gone in his boat aboard of his Ship. The boats chased the Whales for some time, and Capt. W. got pretty near one, but they all had to come aboard at last without any fish [whales were thought to be fish in this era]. Capt. W. stayed to tea and has now gone on board of his own Ship. He was kind enough to fetch me some fresh laid hen’s eggs for the Baby who is very fond of them.”


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