Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 20, 2013

January 20 [1859 and 1861]

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

Mary Lawrence, [Thur.] JANUARY 20 [1859]: “As the captains were all going fishing today, I thought I would send for Mrs. Weeks and family to come and pass the day with me. We had a nice time today until, about noon, I saw one of the Scotland’s boats coming back with a man lying down in the stern sheets[sails], and presently the captain’s boats went on board also. I knew something bad had happened, but I kept still, as I knew I would make Mrs. Weeks feel very bad. Seh knew nothing of it until tonight when her husband came and said that one of their boatsteerers had his leg broken in two places by a whale. The whale escaped. When our boats returned at night, we found that one of the boats had been served in the same manner, but fortunately no one was injured. Mr. Forsyth has recovered so that he goes in the boats. The man that had his leg broken on board the Oahu has since died.”

Eliza Williams, [Tue.] January 20th [1861]: “Another fine day. We have spent this Sabbath very pleasantly and quietly, on board the little Florida. Capt. Fuller was there. Willie enjoyed it much and was as mischievous as usual. He threw his hat and Willie Fish’s overboard and one Shoe, but we got them.”

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