Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | May 14, 2013

May 14 [1859 and 1861]

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. Therefore, Mary Brewster’s entries will resume at this blog starting July 13, 2013.

Mary Lawrence, [Sat.] May 14 [1859]: “The gale still continues. At night moderated somewhat except in squalls. Laying to through the day. Rainy.”

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during May 1861. [Tues.] May 14th [1861]: “We have spent the day quite pleasantly, running about and looking at and admiring all the pretty things — making quite a number of purchases, also. It does appear to me that we can get about anything we want in the way of fancy things, here. The Japanese People pay a good deal of attention to Foreign Children that come here. They notice Willie a good deal and get around him in crowds wherever he goes. He is quite lively, and that suits them much. He enjoys the sports a great deal and will go to any of them.   We have enjoyed ourselves very much today and took tea with Mr. Pitts at his house. He takes Mr. Rice’s place (the Consul) while he is gone to the States. They expect that he is now in Washington and will be back in about three months.”

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