Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | July 2, 2014

2nd July 1849

Mary Brewster, MONDAY JULY 2nd [1849]: “Early this morning had callers from the Plover, purser & Doctor, and Mr, Brewster went on board to breakfast. I did not see them as I thought it would not be genteel and so 8 o’clock found me in bed — I soon received a note stating my company was expected on board. I decided that it was no use, at 10 — Capt. Moore, Mr. Martin, sailing master & Doct. came on board and would not take a refusal. Accordingly I was obliged to go. I found them all very agreeable and was much pleased with my visit. The talk is tomorrow we get underway and proceed on — I hate to leave the bay, but we must begin to do something soon or we shall not see home soon — We supplied the Plover with flour bread, molasses, and butter, the latter a great luxury to them as it is very sweet and good — Got the windlass mended and I hope to have no more trouble .”

NOTE: During July 1849, while in the Bering Sea, Mary Brewster made daily journal entries through July 18th. After that, her entries were more sporadic.

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Mary Lawrence’s husband’s ship, the Addison arrived at her homeport of New Bedford, MA at sunrise on June 14, 1860

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