Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | October 10, 2012

October 10 [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, SUNDAY [Oct.] 10th [1847]: “Ship heading S by W with a good breeze. We are now in the neighborhood of a number of small low islands which can be seen only a short distance. It is said they are inhabited by cannibals. I feel anxious till we get clear of them. Ends with squally weather and light winds heading SSE.   LAT. 2.52   LONG. 154.45.”

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] OCTOBER 10 [1858]: “This is the Sabbath. a day of rest for which I am truly glad. The past has been a busy week: washing and ironing all the thick clothing that we have been wearing for the season; then washing, starching, and ironing all the port clothes which are put by roughdry, which is no inconsiderable job; besides having the stove taken down and cleaning in every nook and corner. It all seems to come at once, for they all need warm weather; and when that arrives, we are not far from our journey’s end. The Abraham Barker still near us. Parted company with the Victoria several days since astern. On another Sabbath, if nothing prevents, we can probably attend church. What a privilege we shall esteem it.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from Oct. 9-13, 1860.


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