Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | November 10, 2013

10th November 1859

Mary Brewster did not make any journal entries from November 6-11th [1848].

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NOTE: Mary Lawrence’s journal entry for NOVEMBER 1, 1859 is three pages long (eleven paragraphs). Additionally, she did not make any entries between November 2 through December 1. Therefore, the journal entry for this date will be divided into eleven installments, a single paragraph will be posted for the next eleven days (or through November 11).

Mary Lawrence, [Tuesday] NOVEMBER 1 [through 30] 1859: “….The last of November the Yankee arrived from California, and I with many others was anticipating news from home, although did noy really expect letters. We received one, however, from sister Sarah written from the first to the tenth of September. The only sad news it contained was the death of our minister, who had been settled since we left home. That evening we went out to make calls. On our way home called at Captain Wilcox’ to get some New Bedford papers. After we arrived  home I sat down, as I usually do on the receipt of home papers, to look over deaths and marriages. Samuel had stepped out, and I was left alone….” (To be continued and completed, tomorrow, November 11).

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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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