Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | August 24, 2012

24th August [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY [Aug.] 24th [1847]: “Was busy employed in sewing this morning when Dr. Winslow came in and said a ship was coming — from the description I though [she] must be the Tiger. He said a flag was flying from the Main top. I then was well assured it was as this was the signal William was to hoist if all was well on board. I thought much and said little and kept sewing till dinner was announced and whilst at the table Mr. Hubbard came in and said — what, you eating dinner, I expected to see you looking at the ship, I have read her name, it is Tiger. This settled the matter, in an hour she anchored and I was permitted to see my dear husband. Oh, the joy of such moments will never be forgotten with those which have gone by when we have met after long separations. — How does my heart rejoice that we have been spared to meet. Whilst absent he has enjoyed good health, all well on board and the ship full. What could I wish for more — ”

Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] AUGUST 24 [1858]: “A gale of wind from the northwest, which lasted about six hours. not quite as severe as the one we encountered a few days ago. No whales or ships in sight during the day. Thick and cloudy, also rainy, some parts of the day.”

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


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