13 – Very pleasant cool day, Wind N.W. Therm. this morning only 62. Went to Town, return’d to Dinner – Made another Stack of Timothy Hay, and finish’d cutting Oats at meadows. Anne & Eliza Peters call’d also Jo Patterson who drank Tea ~
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 13, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
Running down to Leward, on the North side of the Island, spoke the Sweedish Ship Creole, Bergman, Master, from Messina to the Havanna. Cargo, Wine, Oil &c &c. All day in sight of the Island. 14th. All this day in sight of St Domingo. At noon Old Cape Francois bore W B S 5 leagues.
From the journal of the Privateer Armed Schooner Lawrence, July 13, 1814. Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 3, Number 2, June 1908, p. 171-176.
July 13 ..
The first part of these 24 hours commences with light winds and clear weather. At Midnight light winds from the Westward. Set the Foresail. Middle part light breezes and clear weather.
Latter part fresh breezes and cloudy weather. At 7 AM took in the Main Top sail, the second reef in the Mainsail. At 9 AM let one reef out of the Fore Top sail.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.