Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | February 25, 2013

25th February [1848 and 1859]

Mary Brewster, FRIDAY [Feb.] 25 [1848]: “Nothing worthy of note, a light breeze the last two days with a calm by way of a change today. Never was wind & weather viewed with more anxious looks, and when a calm comes how lengthened are the visages here. Home is the watchword of the day and I believe ardently wished for. I am a looker-on though not wholly disinterested, yet I have no reason to sigh for a change when as pleasantly and happily situated as I now am — I often think I shall look back upon the 2 years, if spared, with much satisfaction and count these days as some of my happiest for I never enjoyed myself so well during my whole life as I have the past 2 yrs.   LAT. 28.18   LONG. 67.02.”

Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] FEBRUARY 25 [1859]: “As Captain Weeks expected to go to sea Monday, I invited him with his family to pass the day with us; and as I thought it would be very pleasant even though I had small accommodations, I invited all the ladies with their husbands and children to pass the day with us likewise, which invitation they cordially accepted. I should have been pleased to have invited all the captains in port, but our table could not be enlarged sufficiently to seat them all. We had for dinner oyster soup, boiled ham, and stewed rabbit with dumplings, a goose-berry pudding, and tarts made of bottled fruits; for tea we had fried ham, fish balls, warm biscuit, preserves, pies, plum-cake and plain cake. We had a very pleasant time, the children particularly.”

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


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