Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | June 28, 2012

June 28 [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, MONDAY JUNE 28th [1847]: “We are all ready for an early start in the morning. The forenoon I tried to assist Mrs. W. who had considerable to do. Miss Ogden and she making up bread and cookies for us to take on the road. Mrs. Winslow and Conde came over and we had a merry time. Nothing occurred to dampen our spirits till after the bread was baked, when it proved to be sour, which caused an abundant flow of tears from Mrs. Whittlesey, but I could not sympathize with her so she soon stopped — Called over to our neighbors and found them busy in frying doughnuts. I offered my services and we prevailed upon Mrs. C. to lie down — as she felt very fatigued. Went back to tea and they all came over and passed the evening with us. Samuel, their eldest, came with them, somewhere about 8. I thought he had better have been put to bed, he looked so spent and laughed so heartily, more than any other persons at every little remark — about 9, I accompanied them back to see what was to be left to go in the trunk, this occupied quite a while — and when we I got back all had retired. My room mate was not asleep so we chatted a long while, she is now lamenting about the boat’s not coming — wishing she could have some of her own clothes to wear…We take a different route back which is considered very difficult and she [Mary’s room mate] dreads the much talked about precipices and say nothing would tempt her to go with us –“

Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] JUNE 28 [1858]: “Cloudy bu not thick. Cape Bering in sight, also six ships. In the morning there was one quite near us, which Samuel thought to be the Eliza F. Mason; and as Captain Smith had his wife and child on board, I anticipated a gam. We drew quite near together by noon, and as it was nearly calm, we concluded to get in the boat and go to them immediately after dinner. When Minnie and myself were fully equipped and our bonnets and cloaks on, all ready for a start, we made the discovery that it was the French ship Caulaincourt. Samuel concluded to go on board, and make up for Minnie’s disappointment, he let her go with him. They returned about tea time and Minnie was highly delighted with her visit. They dined on board at four o’clock and came back immediately after dinner, which occupied an hour and a half. Minnie brought home a dozen New Zealand apples, some fancy pictures, and a live kitty, which she named Coda after her kitten she left at home. Captain Labaste is just from New Zealand; has taken no oil this season.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries between June 27-29, 1860.

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