Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | August 23, 2012

August 23 [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, [Mon.] AUGUST 23 [1847]: “Warm sultry weather and I begin to long for some of our good cool weather which we have at home. The climate here is very debilitating and the most resistant constitutions soon feel it — and a few years’ residence is sufficient to hurt and enfeeble such — I have been out to ride this afternoon, which is all the exercise the ladies have and which I find very beneficial. This evening Mrs. Winslow and self have been alone and enjoyed a pleasant chat and was not conscious of the hour till 11 o’clock.”

Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] AUGUST 23 [1858]: “Saw whales this morning, but they proved to be mussel diggers. Eight ships in sight, and a dead calm for most of the day. P.M. Samuel went on board the bark Mary and Susan, Captain Stewart. He has taken nine whales, which made him 900 barrels. He says the ships that were cutting in all around us yesterday took their whales the day before, just after the blow. There were a great many around during the gale, and that was the cause of their being so stirred up the next day. Captain Stewart left his wife in Talcahuano [Chile].”

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

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