Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | December 2, 2012

December 2 [1847 and 1858]

Mary Brewster, THURSDAY [Dec.] 1847: “Fresh gales from ENE to ESE and cloudy. Caught an Albatros tied a bottle to his neck with a note informing anyone who takes him of our welfare; after securing the bottle let him go, when last seen was steering straight for Chile.”

Part 3 (of 7) – Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] NOVEMBER 30 [1858] continued: “…We received an abundant supply of letters while in port, more than we could reasonably have expected, and they were mostly filled with good tidings with the exception of our dear niece Celia Maria, whom we left in the full bloom of health and vigor and who is now in al; human probability fast passing away. God help those parents if called so soon to part with their only child.  I can hardly endure the thought that we can never look on her bright face again, but there is consolation in the thought that our loss will be her Heavenly Father and, we trust, has ever since been a humble follower of the meek and lowly Jesus. I sent letters home to all family on both sides, having a opportunity of sending by three different mails, and I can imagine how thankfully they will be received, I was so happy that we could give them good tidings in regard to health and comfort, Truly we are blessed when we can give and receive good tidings of friends and kindred….”

Eliza Williams did not make a journal entry for this date in 1860.

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