Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | June 5, 2012

5th June [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY JUNE 5 [1847]: “Another week has drawn to a close and I am yet spared. Oh for the goodness of God in keeping me from sickness and sorrow. What poor returns I make for all these mercies which I am constantly receiving. Took a walk towards night, called at Mrs. Baldwin’s. Heard from Charley who is well and happy.”

Mary Lawrence, [Sat.] JUNE 5 [1858]: “Rather thick today, but the wind has moderated. Land has been in sight for the most of the day, the shore along Cape Thaddeus. We were about twenty miles from the land at one time, but it was so very high it appeared as if it were not more than three or four miles off. We want now to get the other side between Cape Navarin and Thaddeus, where the whales are supposed to be, as soon as the weather clears. After tea we spoke the Christopher Mitchell. Captain Manchester came on board and stopped until sunset, which was about ten o’clock. We had a letter on board for his cabin boy; eighteen months old [the letter; not the cabin boy], but he said it would be news to him as he had not received a letter this voyage. He has been in the Indian Ocean. Heard of Captain Frank Smith wanting two whales to fill, so I presume he is with his family by this time.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from June 5-13, 1860.


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