3rd Sunday – Sultry morng. with a heavy Shower of Rain at one O’Clock – Capt. Wedeistrandt pd. me a visit & Jas. Sanderson din’d with us, after which S & Jas. Sterett – Mr. & Mrs. P. Wirgman call’d & drank Tea – Fine evening ~
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 3, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on July 3,
The first part of these 24 hours commences with pleasant Breezes and Foggy weather. At 8 PM took in Top gallansails, Main Topsail, Jib a Jib and Foresail. Close reefed the Fore Topsail and single reefed the Mainsail.
Middle part same as before. Hove too and under mainsail Jib and Fore Topsail, and sounded in 52 fathoms of water.
At 12 PM let reef out of mainsail and set the Flying Jib.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.