Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | March 9, 2014

March 9, 1860

Mary Brewster did not make any journal entries between March 7-15, 1849; most likely because of her extended stay on land while at Guam.


Mary Lawrence, [Fri.] MARCH 9 [1860]: “Fair weather. Cruised in towards the land but saw nothing. About sunset, as we had a strong breeze with prospects of another gale, Samuel decided to give her sheet and let her go, so now we are in reality homeward bound. With what delight would I have hailed the sound had we taken three or four hundred barrels of oil and were I sure of meeting all whom I left behind; but that vacant chair rises before me [Several months before, Mary had received word in a months-old letter that her father had died], and my joy is changed to a flood of tears.”


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