Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | April 5, 2013

5th April 1865

Mary Brewster’s journal for her voyage from 1845 – 1848 ended on March 8, 1848 when the Tiger arrived home (Stonington, CT). Mary and her husband, Samuel did not return to sea for their last voyage until June 1848. However, Mary’s journal-writing did not resume until July 13, 1848.

Mary Lawrence’s journal will resume May 1, 1859.

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries from Feb. 27 – May 7, 1861.

However, aboard the Gazelle during 1865, the fourth mate’s personal journal continues (from yesterday’s blog post]: “The [first] mate hangs about her [captain’s wife] from morning till night a standing by to run and make molasses candy or whittles out a flower or wrap a shawl over her or any of the pretty things that is wished. A complete doll. She can lead him off by the nose or in any way she chooses. Little bedsteads are made to please her. A box to put a fan in, another for gloves. A cover for a morse lamp and all of the playthings that a girl of 6 or 10 years old cares for.  Second childhood has commenced at the age of 31. Who would not be a bachelor sooner than put up with the like.”

Part III tomorrow…..


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