Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 15, 2013

July 15, 1861

Mary Brewster wrote on July 13, her first entry in several months, that during this voyage….”It is not my intention to keep a daily account during the passage as it is tedious and uninteresting….”  Therefore, true to her word, Mary did not make any journal entries from July 14 through July 17, 1848. Her next entry for 1848, was made on Tuesday, July 18th. That means the entry will appear here Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Mary Lawrence did not make any journal entries from July 14 – 17, 1859.

Eliza Williams, [Wed.] July 15th [1861]: “I have been washing and my husband has been off gunning but did not succeed in getting any game. He saw plenty of ducks but they were very wild. After he came back, a Russian boat came alongside. One of the men was a merchant from the town. He came to trade; he had some very pretty skin coats, two very nice sable skins, that we bought. They charge a high price for these, 20 dollars, but we paid in trade. They want most everything they can get on board the ships. The salmon have not come in plentifully yet. We have had one nice salmon trout this season; it was a real treat. I have been on deck this afternoon to walk with the boy [her son]. It is beautiful, the fog banks was hanging over some parts of the land the Bay looks very pleasant, smooth and nice. It looks cold in places on shore; there is a good deal of snow yet in many places, quite down to the water. Then there are spots where it looks quite green. I suppose the flowers are in bloom on shore. I would like to go and see.”

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