Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 26, 2012

July 26 [1847, 1858 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, MONDAY [July] 26 [1847]: “called at the new store of Bush and Bolles, bought some thread; their stock of dry goods not very extensive. Went into Mrs. Baldwin’s and spent the evening there. Saw a couple about to be married, a young man from Connecticut about to wed a native girl. As we went in Mr. Baldwin was somewhat abashed and so was the young man. They got up and took themselves out to another room. I was pleased at this move — as it shewed plainly the state of feeling which the two civilized ones possessed. The girl was about 14 years of age — gaily dressed. Pink hat and roses, a white muslin dress over pink silk, and lace in abundance. After the ceremony Mr. B. said he thought best to take them out and so spare the young man painful feelings. Quite a rich view for to advance relative to the married state.”

Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] JULY 26 [1858]: “A strong breeze, afternoon increasing. Three ships in sight.”

Eliza Williams, [Thurs.] July 26th [1860]: “It has been a splendid day, quite warm. The land looks beautiful, covered with green. It makes me think that I should like to go among the green on shore. Capt. Tinker’s Wife and little Boy have been on board and spent the afternoon. We enjoyed it much — the Children in particular. We have sent the boats into a small Bay, called Potter’s, to look for Whales. We have just learned that Capt. Allen, of the Onward had about one thousand bbls [barrels] of Oil this season. He is a lucky Man.”


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