1814 15th July – Hot day & clear, Therm. 82. Went to Town, return’d to Dinner- Mr. Jn. Moore & Capt. Holbrook call’d & drank Tea – Mrs. Alex & Mrs. Jas. Brown with Mrs. Hunter paid us a visit this morning. Haul’d Oats from the Meadows
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 15, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
In sight of St Domingo. At Noon the Gauge bore ESE 4 leagues. Boarded the Haytian Schooner Maria from Port au Prince to Port Platte. Cargo, Dry Goods, Rum, Oil & Corn.
From the journal of the Privateer Armed Schooner Lawrence, July 15, 1814. Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 3, Number 2, June 1908, p. 171-176.
From Day July 15
The first part of these 24 hours commences from Calm and a rolling swell from the SW. At 8 light breezes and rains. At 10 PM light winds from the NNE. Jibed ship, and set the Mainsail.
Latter part moderate winds and clear weather. At 4 AM wove ship. At 9 set the Foresail and sent up Top gallenyard. At 11 Made two sail to windward, bearing SSW. Made all sail in chase. At 12 discovered one to be a Brig of war the other a ship, which stood to the SE. The Brig made all sail in chase of us. at 3 came on foggy lost sight of her
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.