Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | June 22, 2012

June 22 [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, TUESDAY [June] 22nd [1847]: “Here we are at Hana somewhat tired and dreadfully sunburnt but in good health. I am disappointed in the appearance of the place, it is not thickly inhabited, a few houses only are to be seen; the district extends some miles back and numbers several hundred. The houses belonging to the missionaries are two in number, built of stone with thatched roofs, both good and very convenient separated by a garden.  As to the convenience I never saw people better provided for than the missionaries are at these islands — their dwellings are all of the best class that the country can produce, well furnished with help aplenty, usually a cook — a woman to take care of the children and more or less to do extra jobs — They all keep cows horses fowls pigs and so on — milk and butter as much as is feel the need of — Mrs. Whittlesey has taken two half-cast children and intends educating them; both sit to the table with the family, talk and read English….”

Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] JUNE 22 [1858]: “The wind and sea has abated, and we now have a thick fog. Three ships in sight. About teatime spoke the Ocmulgee, of Edgartown. Captain Greene came on board and passed the evening. He is a New London [CT] man and is well acquainted with Thomas, Mercy, and her mother’s family. I like to see anyone that knows persons with whom I am acquainted. He has been on Kodiak this season and just arrived here; has taken nothing.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries between June 20 – 24, 1860.


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