Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 5, 2013

5th January [1859 and 1861]

Mary Brewster did not make a journal entry for this date in 1848.

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] JANUARY 5 [1859]: “Got a little near our journey’s end today. If it had not been cloudy, think we should have anshored by the Dromo. As it was we went to about a mile from her. Captain May came on board last night, and they decided that it would be advisable for the Dromo and Addison to mate, that is, to divide the whales. This morning tow of our boats went in company with the Dromo’s in pursuit of the monsters. On their way down struck one with a calf. Killed it about dark and anchored it fifteen miles from the ship.”

Eliza Williams, [Mon.] January 5th [1861]: “We have such beautiful weather every day — not one whole unpleasant day. It is foggy, or rather, hazy, once in a while. Early in the morning generally. We have all the time heavy dews at night. A person would die of thirst on shore now, for there is not a drop of fresh water to be had. Two Men attempted to run away from the Congress the other day, but were glad to come back again.”

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