On April 26, 1814, Secretary of the Navy William Jones promoted Acting Master Commandant Joshua Barney to the rank of Captain, writing:
“…Herewith you will receive a commission from the president as Captain in the Flotilla Service of the United States. You will be entitled to seventy five dollars per month and six rations per day, being the pay and subsistence of a Captain in the Navy commanding a ship of 20 and under 32 guns, and governed by the rules and regulations provided for the government of the Navy…”
Cross-posted from the Blog of 1812 courtesy the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum.
26 – Very fine day and Hot Wind S. Took all hands to the Meadows to cut and maul Posts & Rails. Mr. & Mrs. Lyde Goodwin paid us a visit. Mr. Amos A. Williams took away his 20 Merino Ewes & 15 Lambs which I have kept for him since 19 Nov. last.
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, April 26, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
Latt 51° 25′, Long 13° 03′ W. Captured the English Brig Ceres, Pollock Master, of 8 guns, 20 men from Buenos Ayres for Liverpool. Cargo, Hides and Horns. Manned her for the US.
From the journal of the Privateer Armed Schooner Lawrence, April 26, 1814. Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 3, Number 2, June 1908, p. 171-176.