Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | November 30, 2012

November 30 [1858 and 1860]

Mary Brewster did not make a journal entry for this date in 1847.

Mary Lawrence’s journal entry for this date is extensive. Since she did not make a single entry between December 1-24, I will post her 1858 entry for November 30th, over the next seven days (or in seven parts).  The first post matches today’s date; the remaining parts of her entry will be posted December 1-6, 2012.

Part 1 (of 7) – Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] NOVEMBER 30 [1858]: “After a long period of silence [that’s an understatement] I again resume my writing. Left Honolulu today after being a resident of that goodly city for a period of seven weeks. Our stay was prolonged so much beyond our usual time on account of repairing our ship, which has been thoroughly done, and now we think she is in sound condition and will prove seaworthy. May she for the future keep clear of ice, shoals, rocks, and quicksands and bear us safely on until we shall reach the port of home.”

Eliza Williams, [Sat.] November 30th [1860]: “It has been very foggy all day. We are now going away from San Francisco. We have not been there, as we expected. The wind was not fair — and the greatest thing was that my Husband found out that some of the Men would run away [desert]. Then he gave up the idea of going at all. Mr.  Morseland left us last evening. We put him on board a Pilot boat. My Husband went aboard with him and took our letters and got some late papers. We shall miss Mr. M. much. He is going to see our Folks when he gets home. I hope that nothing will happen to prevent. I reckoned upon going to San Francisco to spend one day with my Husband and Mr. Morseland, but am disappointed and must make the best of it now. We going direct to Turtle Bay to cruise for a kind of Whale, called a Devil Fish or California Grey. We have about 1000 miles to go. It will not take long if we have good winds. It is now about calm.”


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