Feb. 1, 1869

It is a calm day and very pleasant. Papa has made two boat sails. P.S. I have made eight babies, Good Bye For To Day.


During their three months at sea, Laura had watched her father and his crew at work sailing the ship, catching and processing whales and taking care of daily chores . She watched the weather, her mother doing projects and her brother Prescott doing whatever he did each day. One can only imagine how regular their routines must have felt by now.

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Toby Adamson