Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | September 18, 2012

September 18 [1847, 1858 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18th [1847]: “This afternoon went out for a ride up the valley, stopped at Mrs. Peck’s and called, from there we rode up to the pala [pali] which is about 7 miles. This place is a great resort for strangers and as the road is good it is much frequented by the ladies. We went on horseback and had a delightful ride. When we reached the top we found Capt. Fish & Norton had arrived before us. This precipice is some 900 feet high in some places, is covered with trees and green bushes. It is very easy of descent but we did not attempt to go down as we had not sufficient time. Below was a pretty valley filled huts which gave it a picturesque appearance. It was about sunset when we got back, we we dressed and went over to Mrs. Turrill’s to tea, stopped till late in the evening and returned feeling tired with the day’s employment. So ends another week.”

Mary Lawrence, [Sat.] SEPTEMBER 18 [1858]: “Foggy as usual this morning. We are looking daily for the line gale, which I very much dread — especially on account of our ship, although she is quite good condition. I hope we may be favored by moderate breezes until we arrive in port.”

Eliza Williams, [Wed.] September 18th [1860]: “Have had a very fine day, and my Husband, Willie and myself have been to the City to spend the day. We had a very pleasant time, but it was quite cold in the morning — fine coming back. We got to the Ship about Sundown, and to our great joy found a nice Whale alongside. We knew that we had one just after we left the river, for we saw that Ship was under way, and she would not have been unless they had one. The third Mate got it. The Mate got a nice Goose and several Ducks today.”

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