Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | March 1, 2013

March 1 [1848 and 1859]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY MARCH THE 1st [1848]: “Wind more moderate this morning but ahead. The sea had become more regular so at 10 AM we had dome more sail out. At 8, I arose, took breakfast, and slept till 12. Afternoon worked with all diligence to make up for lost time. At 9, wore ship heading West.   LAT. 33.20   LONG. 70.20.”

Mary Lawrence, [Tue.] MARCH 1 [1859]: “I felt very badly about our steward last night. He must suffer greatly for the want of water after going off in the condition that he was in. We have no one on deck that can act as steward, and I don’t know what we shall do if he does not come. I do not believe he could possibly live to get up where the Spanish settlements are with nothing to eat or drink. I hope he may live to get back.   We were invited to pass the day on board the Rambler today, so I made some cake for the cabin before leaving. Had a very pleasant time. There were eight captains there to tea. I carried Mrs. Willis some colored yarn to knit for her children, which she needed very much, and she gave me a pair of cotton stockings and a pair of thick shoes for Minnie, which were equally acceptable.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries from Feb. 27 – Mar. 25, 1861.


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