Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 7, 2013

7th January 1859

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

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] JANUARY 5 [1859]: “The Scotland, Captain Weeks, and the Oahu, Captain Fehlber, came up here today. The Oahu is going farther up the lagoon; the Scotland has anchored near us. Captain Weeks came on board with his little Lulie. Minnie was delighted to see her, more especially as she is the first little girl that has visited her on board the Addison. Captain Fehlber also dined with us. The steward and steerage boy had gone ashore for wood, so I was obliged to get dinner for them with the help of the cook. We do not calculate much upon dinner now, as the officers are all away; nobody in the cabin but Samuel, Minnie, and myself. The boats usually get back at three or four o’clock, and then we have a good meal. We breakfast at half-past four. I did not get up so early first along, and Samuel and myself had our breakfasts afterwards; but as the steward would cook a separate one for us, I thought it best for us to eat with the rest, as Samuel always wanted to get up to see the boats off. We now get up to breakfast at half-past four, and then I go to bed again to pass away the time until sunrise, which is about seven. The weather here is delightful, just comfortable warm, having windows either open or shut.  The nights are quite cool. I think it is just the weather that would suit my mother. It very seldom rains here, but occasionally there are heavy dews. Caught four turtle today.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries for this date in 1861.


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