26 – Light Showers and sultry ~ Went to Town, return’d to dinner, afterwards rode to the Meadows, where I took seven Horses of Mr. Lorman to Pasture this day ~
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 26, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on July 26th
The first part of these 24 hours commences with fresh breezes and clear weather. At 3 PM came up with and captured the British Brig Ainsley, Capt. Jackson from Quebec bound to Barbados, loaded with Lumber and 25 horses. Took out the Prisoners in number, two 9M cannonade, and about 80 round shot, and several small articles and scuttled her. At 10 got through with the Brig and scuttled her and filled away. Head. as P. log. Latter part fresh Breezes and foggy weather… No obs.n this day.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.