24 – Sunday – Fine clear day, but warm. Rode over to the Meadows in the morng. The following din’d with us. Mr. & Mrs. Bowly, Mr. & mrs. P. Wirgman and Mrs. Zesline, Mr. Moore call’d after dinner ~
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 24, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
Latt 31° 58′ N, Long 74° 38′ W. Spoke Spanish schooner Diligent from Havanna to the Coast of Africa. Cargo, Dry Goods &c.
From the journal of the Privateer Armed Schooner Lawrence, July 24, 1814. Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 3, Number 2, June 1908, p. 171-176.
on July 24
These 24 commences with light winds and foggy weather. Tried the current at 6 o’clock and found it setting to ENE 1 ½ miles per hour. At 4 AM saw three sail of [?] to windward; made sail in chase. At 11 AM came up with one a Brig bound from Trinity [?] to [?] in Ballast. Took out the prisoners 10 in number and burnt her. Foggy [?]. at 12 fell in with the Brig Urania Capt. Clunie from [?], took out the prisoners, 10 in number & burnt her, as neither of them had any cargo in—at 3 PM filling away.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.