Daily Archives: June 29, 2014

29th June – Fine Hot day Wind S.E. Went to Town return’d to Dinner – Mrs. T din’d with Mr. Wm. Hollins & return’d home in the evg. with P. Merony & Sally Stewart – Commenc’d reaping Rye & made a Hay Stack in meadow next Mr. Stewarts which is very clear of Weeds, and in excellent Order, no rain upon it ~

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

29th June
First part of these 24 hours clear weather and pleasant Breezes at 5 PM called all hands to quarters to Exercise.

At 8 PM closed reefed the Fore Topsail

Middle part cloudy with light rains. At 4 AM moderate and clear. Set the reefs out of the Fore Topsail. At 9 AM set the Fore and Main Top gallan sails. People employed at ships duty.

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