Feby 13th – Sunday – Rain this morng. Win chang’d at 12 O’Clock to W. clear evening. Staid at home all day, no company. Finish’d Pruning Furley Orchards last evening, it has taken four hands about five weeks
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, February 13, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
Latitude 12, 49, Longitude 57, 35, captured, after a chase of 5 hours, the British schooner Miranda, from Cork to Guadalope, laden with dry goods, flour, butter, soap, beef, etc; took out the dry goods and some other articles necessary for ship’s use, and burnt the balance.
From the journal of the Chasseur, excerpted in Baltimore American, June 2, 1814. Maryland Historical Society.