Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | October 31, 2013

31st October [1848 and 1859]

Mary Brewster, TUESDAY [Oct.] 31st [1848]: “Slept very little the past night. Was up often to fix the things which had pitched out of their places, such another rolling I don’t care to experience. Oh how tiresome such scenes are and makes one sigh for the joys of home, where one can repose in peace. My flowers broke loose during the night and my cherished  rose bush came tumbling down,, breaking and injuring it so much that I shall see no more roses this season. It was prized being a gift from a dear friend.   LAT. 36.12   LONG. 73.48.”

Mary Lawrence, [Mon.] OCTOBER 31 [1859]: “Saw land today. Have been heading a very good course and shall fetch Maui without doubt.”

Eliza Williams, her husband and their two children, aboard the Florida anchored safely in San Francisco Bay on the afternoon of October 26, 1861; ending a three-year whaling voyage.


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