Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 2, 2012

July 2 [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, FRIDAY JULY 2nd [1847]: “Took a walk this morning to see the country which was good, the soil having appearance of being rich and easily cultivated, We passed through several sugar cane field which belong to Mr. MacLane, he carries on the sugar business to considerable extent and is now building houses which is better adapted to the work and which will make it more profitable to him — the climate here during the day is mild, at night cool and comfortable — showers are frequent which keeps the vegetation green and they also have a rainy season which lasts some weeks — Attended to  our ironing and mended our clothes. Tonight we heard the boat had not got to Hana but was anchored in Wailuku Bay and the probability is that we shall be able to get our clothes before long which is encouraging. A chance of sending a letter to Hana occurred so the Doctor wrote a long epistle and sent it, giving some account of our journey to this place.”

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] JULY 2 [1858]: “Sent Mr. Chappell with his boat’s crew off at two o’clock in the morning on an exploring expedition in Plover Bay….Afterward [the natives] came on board the Addison. They are rather a short, thickset race with prominent cheekbones, black hair closely shaved on their heads, except their foreheads, and a yellow complexion. Minnie and myself attracted much attention from them. They were dressed in furs and skins.   In the morning we were surprised to see a long strip of ice drifting with the current from the Anadyr Sea directly toward us….about noon a slight breeze sprang up, so that we weighed anchor and went out of the way of the ice. P.M. Mr. Chappell returned and reported ice still in the bay. Another load of Eskimos came on board, which consisted of seven men, one of which we took to be a man of rank by the attention which was paid him by the others, and one woman. She was dressed nearly like the others. Some had on coats or robes made of the skins of birds with the feathers attached. They brought off some trade, but it appeared to be impossible to make a bargain with them. Another ship anchored near us last night, which we spoke today and found to be the Benjamin Tucker….In the evening Captain Barber came on board. He informed us of the loss of the French ship Napoleon 3rd in the ice on the twentieth of May off the Island of St. Paul. All hands saved and 500 barrels of oil taken out by the Braganza and the Hercules. Had 1,200 on board. A boatload of natives came off towards night, consisting of men, women, and children. They left about nine o’clock….”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from July 1-2, 1860.

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