3rd – Saw my sons in the Hagers Town Stage at 3 O’Clock this morning at Ellicotts Mills all in fine Spirits, and return’d Home to breakfast, afterwards Mrs. T accompanied me to Town, and both return’d Home to Dinner – Planted Canteloups & Corn
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, May 3, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
Latt 45° 49′ N., Long 14° 39′ W. At half past 10 P M found ourselves along side of a Frigate; at the same time could see her lights through her Ports. Immediately Haul’d on a Wind and in a very short time lost sight of her. We were 41 days cruising from Latt 40° 43′ to 51° CO’, occasionally making the Land, from Skillings to Cape Clear, and went as far up the Channel as the Nymph’s Bank.
From the journal of the Privateer Armed Schooner Lawrence, May 3, 1814. Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 3, Number 2, June 1908, p. 171-176.