Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 6, 2013

6th February [1859 and 1861]

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

Mary Lawrence, [Sun.] FEBRUARY 6 [1859]: “Mary [Weeks] stopped on board last night with Minnie. I made up a bed on the cabin floor so that they might sleep together. She stopped on board through the day. They generally amuse themselves in cooking when they are together. Today they made cake and cookies, which were really quite nice, but I imagine they had little of the steward’s assistance. The boats chased a whale out of  the lagoon today without getting fast.”

Eliza Williams, [Fri.] February 6th [1861]: “It has been a very fine day but almost calm and very warm. We have been stowing down Oil. The Whale only made 55 bbls [barrels]. Capt. Horn spent the night with us and went to the Town this morning. He is quite social and told us a good many interesting things about this Country. He belongs to San Blas but was obliged to leave there for the present on account of political affairs. He is a Military Officer. There is a great deal of trouble at the present time in Mexico. The political affairs are very unsettled and bands of Robbers go about the Country to the great fear of all the People of the small, quiet places. The Country is so thickly wooded — for the most part impenetrable — that the People know nothing of their approach till they are upon them, and they rob them of everything.”


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