Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | March 3, 2014

March 3 [1849 and 1860]

Mary Brewster, SATURDAY [Mar.] 3rd [1849]: “Went ashore today and took a walk. Passed a half hour or so with the Governor’s family and was glad to come on board and move on the old track — The Governor spent the day on board — it seems he is only an under officer as the Governor of the whole island lives at the upper town. We have all our water and tomorrow set sail for Agana [Bay, Guam] — Got underway and came to anchor about 2 o’clock — a number of ships here and the island looks pleasant though I am not as much pleased as I expected. The town is seven miles from the anchorage and we can only get there at high water. One of the boatsteerers with 5 men had arranged to steal a boat, take the quadrant and some of our private stores and take their departure for parts unknown — the plot was discovered just as they were about to leave — Well all have their trials and we must make the best of it, we are here and cannot get home till the ship is full.”

Mary Lawrence, [Sat.] MARCH 3 [1860]: “A strong breeze nearly amounting to a gale. Moderated towards night.”

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