Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | September 26, 2012

September 26, 1858

Mary Brewster did not make any journal entries from Sept. 24-30, 1847.

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] SEPTEMBER 26 [1858]: “Raised three ships in the morning. We laid aback for the one astern to get up to us and were very glad to find our old friend and consort the Benjamin Tucker, Captain Barber. Captain Barber came on board and stopped until after dinner, when, as it was quite rugged, he thought it best to go back. Raised the land about 11 a.m. and came through the passage in the afternoon.,so that we are now in the open sea again and can be said to said to have fairly commenced our passage to the Islands. Captain Barber has taken 400 barrels of oil this season — one bowhead and several mussel diggers. I am sorry for him. He deserves better success and has lost one man, a young fellow that he brought from home with him. The other ships that we raised this morning were the French ship Caulaincourt and the Oahu brig Victoria. Afternoon, a strong breeze and a heavy sea, which causes the Addison to rear and plunge as if she thought not of her precious cargo of human souls.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from Sept. 24-26, 1860.


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