Obed Macy: Journal 5

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Journal 5, 14 November 1827–December 1838
Includes daily details of island life, as well Obed’s personal opinions on national and international events. Among events recorded are: channel, page 5; Benjamin Lundy, abolition lecturer, page 11; channel and breakwater, pages 11, 18, 29, 57; steamboat, page 19; Squam, page 26, 30, 38; removals, pages 40, 190; Humane Houses, page 58; real estate, page 66; bank, pages 67, 191; scarcity of wood, page 72; increase of house-and ship-building, page 80; Temperance, pages 96, 112, 134; Meeting House changes, page 102; churches, page 10; death of Silvanus Macy, page 121; writing of "The History of Nantucket", page 130; Census 1836, page 132; sheep, pages 143, 194; weather charts, pages 146, 149, 153; silk factory started, page 171; steamboat aground, page 171; ship "Lexington" launched from Brant Point; ship's owners named, page 172; new houses built, 1836 list, page 172; Inquirer suspended temporarily, page 181; autobiography, page 208; education, pages 225, 233; S'conset houses, page 227; Episcopalians, page 238; Joseph James rope walk, page 242.

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