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

23rd September [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY [Sept.] 23rd [1847]: “Mrs. Smith and husband with self rose before sunrise and walked up punchbowl hill which is some two miles distance — rather steep and difficult of ascension. It takes the name from its resemblance to a bowl as it is round and hollow in the centre. From this height one can have a full view of Honolulu and can see some distance on the Ocean. We got back in time to dress for breakfast, after which we went out, visited the portrait painters, where we saw a number pictures, some the nobility, the king and lady, he taken in full uniform, she with a scarlet dress, a string of pearls round her head, and a beautiful bouquet in her hand. From there we went out again and returned about 11 o’clock. Found a letter from Doct. Winslow and the baby, written by her dear mother. Was busy till dinner time in packing up — and immediately after I bid all hands good bye, and left for the ship — ”

Mary Lawrence, [Thur.] SEPTEMBER 23 [1858]: “Calm and pleasant, not a bit of wind. When shall we ever have a fair wind to leave the ground? As there is no whaling to be done, we all feel in haste to be making our passage to the Islands. For the last few weeks I have been engaged at times in making a black silk basque for myself. After much tribulation and tears on my part and a few scoldings on Samuel’s that I did not have it done have it done in port, I have at last completed it to the satisfaction of all concerned.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from Sept. 19-26, 1860.


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