9 – Fine day & cool – Wind S.W. Went to Town, return’d to dinner – Mrs. T & Sally Stewart drank Tea at Mr. Peters, who call’d at Clifton this morning ~ Made a Stack of Hay & put a large quantity in cocks
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 9, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on 9th of July,
The first part of these 24 hours. Pleasant breezes and clear weather. At 12 AM set the Squaresail, F. Top mast Studding sail and Lower Studdingsail. At 4 PM called all hands to quarters to exercise [?]. at 8 PM took in the Squaresail and studdingsail, and set the main Topsail.
Middle part pleasant breezes and foggy weather. At 3 AM the throat halliards of the main sail gave way. Took in the mainsail and [?] the halliards again.
Latter part more clear.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.