Daily Archives: July 2, 2014

July 2 – cloudy all day and cool, Wind N.E. Went to Town, return’d to Dinner. Mrs. T. & S. Stewart walk’d to Mr. H. Nicols and drank Tea ~ Mr. Martin rode out in the Evening ~ Had 15 men reaping Cradling & hauling Rye, & finish’d cutting all I have, say about 30 acres, with which we have been lucky, as it has not rain’d since we commenc’d, & all the hirelings behav’d well, & are satisfied, indeed much pleas’d with their treatment –

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 2, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

on July 2,
The first part of these 24 hours. fresh breezes and rainy weather. at 3 PM set the Flying Jib.

Middle part fresh breezes, with thick foggy weather.

Latter part light airs. at 11 AM the sun came out and the Fog disappeared. At 12 AM won ship to the NNE and set Top gallansails.

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