Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 3, 2013

February 3, 1859

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

Mary Lawrence, [Thur.] FEBRUARY 3 [1859]: “Samuel went fishing again today, as he wants to get some to save to carry north. Took the steward and steerage bot with him, so I had the cooking to do. I made four loaves of bread, six pies, six pans of cookies, and stuffed two fish for baking. We had five men left on board, three invalids. It seems very lonely to have them all gone from the cabin. The boast fastened to a whale again today but accidentally cut from him. I have mentioned about their getting oysters that grew on trees, but the story that they came home with today I think rather beats that. The most fish they took today they found inside decayed logs of wood, splitting open the logs and taking the fish out, a strange kind of fishing, but nevertheless true. Even the whales go up in the bushes, and the last one that was taken they killed on the flats.”

Eliza Williams did not make a journal entry for this date in 1861.


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