Daily Archives: April 8, 2014

April 8th
Off Madeira, Funchall in sight, captured the British brig Britannia from Teneriffe to London, a frigate at the same time in chase to windward, hull up. The frigate continued in chase of us 5 hours, when we lost sight of her, leaving the brig sufficient time to get off.

From the journal of the Chasseur, excerpted in Baltimore American, June 2, 1814. Maryland Historical Society.