1814 July 23 – Fine day – Wind West – Went to Town, din’d with Mrs. Campbell. Rode to see Stiles Artillery exercis’d & thence Home with Col. Moshiu [?] and Mr. Berry, who drank Tea with us ~
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 23, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on July 23
The first part of these 24 hours pleasant breezes and cloudy weather. At 4 PM saw a sail bearing NNW made sail in chase. At 5 PM saw two sails bearing NW, one of which immediately gave chase. At 8 PM made him out to be a Brig of War, and the other two Merchantmen. Hauled on the wind to the Southward and Westward. At 9 lost sight of the Brig. At 10 kept off before the wind in chase. At 11 Foggy weather and light breezes—Latter part nothing in sight.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.