Machias, Washington County, Maine
Excerpt:we were about leaving on board of a steemer for Thomaston in all places as we passed along cannon were fired in honor of the 4th A Table was set at Thomaston for 800 men to take dinner but I should feel more like fasting & praying on the 4th of July than making a display of Celebration untill the Latter Day saints and all people could have the privilege of worshiping God according to the dictates of their own conscience without having there brains blown out for it. And now while I write a Company ...Dates:July 5, 1849 July 6, 1849 July 7, 1849 July 8, 1849 July 9, 1849 July 10, 1849 July 11, 1849 July 12, 1849 July 13, 1849
Excerpt:July 14, 1849 ~ Saturday 14th Wind Dead a head we beat up the river got to the town of Machias at 5 oclok after spending a few moments on shore I went to the wharf & went on board of a 5 ton schooner John Eldridge capt & owner we started for Beaver Harbor in Penfield we had a good run & breeze all night distance from Machias port to the Town 7 miles And vary crooked 7 m July ...Dates:July 14, 1849 July 15, 1849 July 16, 1849 July 17, 1849
Excerpt:forecastle of a small sloop, lived mostly upon black tea, land sea bread & Molasses, fresh fish, & Lobsters. I Began to feel Homesick the constant cold fogs, & smoke, filled up my Lungs, I coughed, raised Blood, & fell sick I preached one day in the Harbor to the fishermen, all men, The women were afraid to come ^out^ not knowing what ^A^ Mormon might do. they wanted me to preach more, but I felt more like trying to get on my journey. It was ownly 30 hours sail with good wind to Machias from ...