Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | September 13, 2012

13th September [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13 [1847]: “This afternoon we were invited to Mr. Reynolds’ and went and passed a few hours with his half-caste girls — Mr. Reynolds is worth several thousand dollars and is very eccentric, has taken three girls to bring up from the years of 17, 14, 12, these girls are dressed, educated, and keep and take charge of the house — They have a piano — and are taught all the fashionable follies of the day — He is a widower and has two children in the States. The girls appeared as well as could be expected, however we was glad when a time came when we could leave. We are all invited to a ball at his house next Thursday but I shall not attend for I am not much pleased with society of this kind and above all don’t like half-caste individuals. So friend Reynolds will have to excuse the ladies.”

Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] SEPTEMBER 13 [1858]: “Kept near the land through the night and are now quite near it on the other side. Three ships were raised from aloft, but they all proved to be rocks on Pinnacle Island, a small island close by the other. P.M. Saw finbacks and two Right whales going to windward. We are now bound in the direction of St. Paul Island with a strong breeze and fine weather.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from Sept. 13 -16, 1860.


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