5 – Very fine day – Wind, N.W. Went to Town, return’d to dinner. Mrs. T. & S. Stewart walk’d to Mr. Ph. Rogers & Henry return’d with them – Busy hauling Rye & making Hay. Receiv’d two Pups from Mr. Patterson of the Spanish breed of Sheep Dog
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 5, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on July 5,
These 24 hours commences with fresh breezes from the WSW and clear weather. At 1 PM took in the Main Topsail and brailed up the Foresail. Hove too and caught several cod fish. At 7 filled away. At 8 took one reef in the Fore Topsail and took in the flying Jib. Middle part fresh breezes with thick foggy weather. Latter part same; at 1 AM hove too and caught several cod fish. At 11 AM filled away and set the Foresail and main Topsail. Ends with thick fogs and fresh breezes. No observations this day.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.