8 July – Very fine cool day – Wind N – Went to Town, return’d to Dinner – Very busy mowing & making Hay for which the weather is beautiful, had ten Men at Work – R. & M. Peters return‘d home in the evg.
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 8, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on July 8,
These 24 hours commences with moderate breezes and a thick fog. at 4 PM called all hands to quarters to Exercise [&] at 8 PM took in the Main Topsail, and one reef in the Fore Topsail.
Middle part variable weather with light rain. At 1 AM took the second reef in the Fore Topsail- Latter part Same.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.