Daily Archives: July 7, 2014

7 – Remarkably pleasant day Wind N.W. & Term. only 78. Finish’d hauling up Rye, of which I have a large Crop & in fine order – Din’d at home, & afterwards went to Town and excercised my Men at Artillery Drill in the Riding School, performed tolerably well ~ Rebecca & Maria Peters din’d at Clifton & staid all Night – Had 10 men mowing, making Hay & Stacking – beautiful evening

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 7, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

on July 7,
The first half of these 24 hours with variable winds and foggy weather. At 6 PM took one reef in the Fore Topsail. Inspected the cartridges of the guns. found them all in good order. Middle part foggy weather. Latter part more clear, made and took in sail accordingly.

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