Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 14, 2013

January 14 [1859 and 1860]

Mary Brewster did not make any journal entries from January 13-16, 1848.

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] JANUARY 14 [1859]: “Mrs. Weeks and children passed the day with us. Captain Weeks and Captain May came to tea; passed a very pleasant day. Captain Allen and Mr. Salters passed the eve with us.”

Eliza Williams, [Wed.] January 14 [1861]: “January 12th was Willie’s birthday. He was two years old. We got into the Bay and came to anchor about 4 O’clock this afternoon. The Bark Callao is in here, Capt. Fuller. He came aboard and took tea with us — has taken one Humpback in here, but sharks ate him [whale] almost up before they got him to the Ship. They saved about 20 bbls. The Sharks are very numerous here. They have seen a good many Whales since they came in, which is about a week, but they are very wild so that they cannot get near them. It is a nice looking place in the Bay — everything looks green and beautiful on shore, as far as we can see. There are settlements here, and fresh water rivers….There is nice wood growing here — Mahogany and Ebony. There has been some shipped from here to New York. I want to go on shore here, to have a run and look around a little. I suppose I shall some day while we stop….This afternoon we have been on shore for a little run. Capt. Fish and his Wife and Capt. Fuller were on shore also. We had a pleasant time — we ladies gathering small shells on the Beach, while the Gentlemen were gunning. Then we sat downa spell under the shade of a large spreading green tree. Everything looks green and nice on shore. There are a variety of trees, but none familiar to us except the Palm Tree and the Cabbage Tree. There is some kind  of apple growing on one kind of tree — very small and quite posionous….We saw but one kind of wild flower on shore, and that a kind of wild Morning Glory.”

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