Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | December 7, 2012

7th December 1847

Mary Brewster, TUESDAY [Dec.] 7th [1847]: “Slept but little through the night. The noise of the water rushing against the ship and the unpleasant smell of bilge water was sufficient with the wind blowing hard to keep me awake. Not so my companion, who slumbered soundly as tho’ he was happy and minded neither wind or weather. I hailed the first glimpse of light with joy and left all below and came on deck. The weather was about the same. I came in my room [in the deck house] went to bed and slept till breakfast time. Towards noon rather more moderate so some little sail was set. Latter strong winds from NW and cloudy. Ship heading ENE with double reefed sails.   LAT. 56.38.”

Mary Lawrence did not make any journal entries between December 1 – 24, 1858.

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


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