on July 29th
The first part of these 24 hours commences with fresh Breezes from the Westward and Foggy weather. at 8 PM finished the Mainsail and set him, Took in sail. At 8 AM set the studdingsails. At 11 AM saw a large Island of Ice, immediately took in the Studdingsails, as it grew foggy. People employed in duty about the Rigging. No observations this day.

From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.

29 – Rain’d very hard all Night, which caus’d a high fresh, indeed Jones Falls are higher than I ever saw them, it ceas’d raining this morning, and we had a fine day Wind West – Went to Town, return’d to Dinner and found Dan. Fitzhugh, who has come down as Doct. to the Militia from Washington County, rode with him to Camp, & return’d to Tea, found Rebecca & Emma Peters and George Moore — sold chestmut wood to Henry Long at $4 per cord, & to receive ashes in pay at 4 cents per bushel, haul’d one load wood & one of ashes yesterday and another of wood today, broke the wagon & did not bring out ashes ~

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 29, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

on July 27th
These 24 hours commences with fresh breezes and foggy weather. At 8 PM took in the Main Topsail. At 4 AM the fog lighted up. Saw a sail bearing NNE. Gave chase. at 5 AM came along side, she was the English Schooner Good Intent. Captain Parker from New Foundland on a fishing cruise. Put 9 prisoners on Board and ordered her back. At [?] AM filled away. Latter part fresh Breezes and Foggy Weather. No observations this day.

From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.

on July 26th
The first part of these 24 hours commences with fresh breezes and clear weather. At 3 PM came up with and captured the British Brig Ainsley, Capt. Jackson from Quebec bound to Barbados, loaded with Lumber and 25 horses. Took out the Prisoners in number, two 9M cannonade, and about 80 round shot, and several small articles and scuttled her. At 10 got through with the Brig and scuttled her and filled away. Head. as P. log. Latter part fresh Breezes and foggy weather… No obs.n this day.

From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.