Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 25, 2013

25th July [1848 and 1859]

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….”  However, on TUESDAY [July] 25th [1848] Mary wrote: “Made the island this morning and had a head wind which would not admit our weathering a point which we were near so had to take another course and go another way but found the tide was against and should not be able to get up to the landing before the morning and accordingly the ship laying too for the night. Two or three sail [ships] in sight. Our passenger seems quite comfortable and at home. I have tried to make him feel easy and not in the way. Very bad wind, very bad sea, he remarks and I say, yes, which at intervals is repeated then the conversation ends — until the subject is resumed.”

Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] JULY 25 [1859]: “Saw the land. Rainy through the day. About 6 P.M. it set in very thick and foggy so that Samuel thought best to anchor, which we did at the mouth of Mechigmen Bay in fourteen fathoms of water.”

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries during July 1861. She did not make a journal entry for this date in 1861.


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