Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 4, 2013

July 4 [1859 and 1861]

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during July 1861. On [Sat.] July 4th, 1861; Eliza wrote: “Today is Independence [Day]. Oh how I would like to be at home and enjoy this day with family and friends. We cannot celebrate it here with any degree of pleasure. It has bee quite a fine day. Just after dinner, we spoke the bark Monmouth, Capt. Ormsby.”

Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] July 4 [1859]: “Minnie arose early this morning and hoisted our flag, which was all the celebration we could boast of, as we did not get that whale that we hoped to. A beautiful day, which I improved by washing, after waiting ten days for a clear day.”

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 on this blog starting July 13, 2013.


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