Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | October 18, 2013

October 18 [1848 and 1859]

Mary Brewster, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18th [1848]: “Light winds from ENE and cloudy. Latter nearly calm wind from North. At 2 came up with ship laying with the main yard aback, run down and spoke her, proved to be the Dartmouth. Mr. B. went aboard and spent the afternoon, poor me remained alone, hope to see some ship with a female on board so I can have a change. Ends rainy.   LAT. 37   LONG. 46.25″

Mary Lawrence, [Tues.] OCTOBER 18 [1859]: “A strong breeze from the southwest for most of the day. Towards night the wind changed to the north, and we are now, 7 P.M., going along at a fine rate toward our destined haven. We have now on board a [native Hawaiian] Kanaka (John Adams) who is very sick and has been for some time with consumption or kindred disease, and I very much fear that he may never see his home again. I earnestly hope for his sake that he may reach it. Have been employed today in trying on Minnie’s port clothes, every garment of which is under the necessity of being lengthened. No slight job when so many suits are needed in these warm weather ports.”

Eliza Williams did not make any entries between October 14 -25,1861.


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