Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | September 22, 2013

September 22 [1859 and 1861]

Mary Brewster did not make any journal entries on September 21 and 22, 1859.

Mary Lawrence, [Thurs.] SEPTEMBER 22 [1859]: “Pleasant weather, so much so that it seems as if we must have a whale to cut in. Have been cruising all around today and saw nothing that looked like a whale. Minnie has a very strong desire to go to Asia. She wishes to see where the ark was, also to visit Shiloh and see the Tabernacle, to go to Jerusalem and see if she could not obtain a piece of the Cross; and today while she was conversing on the subject, she seemed to think that if she ever went, she should take a shovel with her and see if she could not find where Moses was buried on the mountain. She thinks that as he was such a good man that his body would not turn to clay as they do now. She has a great many strange and original thoughts, I think, for a child of her years. Three ships in sight, the Rambler boiling.”

Eliza Williams, [Mon.] September 22nd, [1861]: “It has been a fine day and we have made a good deal od headway. Have had a strong breeze all day and have been over our old whale ground, saw nothing and kept on our course. At three o’clock this afternoon we raised as sail. We passed near enough to read her name, she is the Oliver Crocker. We did not speak her, we think that she has been taking a whale lately, by her looks. We will stop about here one day to see if there are any whales here.”


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