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

October 4 [1859 and 1861]

Mary Brewster did not make a journal entry for this date in 1848.

Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] OCTOBER 4 [1859]: “The gale still continues; blows rather stronger than it did yesterday. Samuel is almost ready to start before it. Have had very heavy squalls of wind and hail through the day.”

Eliza Williams, [Sat.] October 4th [1861]: “We have had a pretty fair day with light winds the latter part of the night and fore part of the day, but a bad swell. On deck, they have been stowing down the remainder of the oil. We have taken in all this season 740 bbls [barrels]. I have been starching and ironing for fear that we shall not have even as good as this before we get to San Francisco. Tonight, we have a strong breeze.”

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