Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | October 26, 2013

October 26 [1859 and 1861]

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

Mary Lawrence, [Wed.] OCTOBER 26 [1859]: “Pleasant weather but a head wind carrying us out to the westward. Washed again today for the last time probably before going in port. In the afternoon a Portuguese, Manuel by name, got badly hurt by a marlinspike falling on his head from aloft. It cut a large place in his head , and it is a wonder that he had not been killed instantly. They sang out from aloft to look out. He lifted his head to look up as it fell, and it glanced off. Probably to that he owes his life.”

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries for this date because the Florida anchored safely in San Francisco Bay on the afternoon of October 26, 1861.

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