Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | August 20, 2012

20th August [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, FRIDAY AUGUST 20th [1847]: “Nothing new save the departure of Capt. Fisher who has gone to Oahu. Capt. Jeffrey called this afternoon, seemed quite like old times to hear his wonderful stories, thought William would be here in 10 days — perhaps so — I think in less time. I feel lonesome and very uneasy, more so than at any period or if I had not heard, for then I should not have looked so soon, yet I feel sad knowing I shall soon leave this pleasant family, who have done so much for my comfort and happiness.”

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] AUGUST 20 [1858]: “A dead calm for most of the day and cloudy. About noon it cleared up so that we saw the land. We have got out of the way of the whales and are in a different position in regard to the land from what we expected. Stowed down 100 barrels of oil. About 6 P.M. a slight breeze sprang up.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from August 19-September 4, 1860.


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