a goods, brought home by her husband, and by this means eked out a scanty income during his long and uncertain voyages to China, thus beginning the traditional family use of blue India china so precious ever since to the initiated.
The shutter of t excursions were serious journeys in those days, and the return home almost as exciting as the return of the vessels from China, or from the still greater perils of a whaling voyage.
When one of these was sighted and the crier, going his rounds, crwhen Lucretia was seven years old. He sailed, as commander and owner of the ship Trial, in quest of seal-skins to take to China and exchange for silks, nankeens, china and tea. When he had been out about a year the Trial was seized by the Spaniards r she was an old woman of seventy.
Luckily, this ill-starred voyage proved profitable, for the seal-skins forwarded to China by another vessel made good returns.
Some years later his brother, Capt. Mayhew Folger, had his ship seized in the same