27 – Cloudy day, but not Hot – Thunder and a fine shower at 6 P.M. Went to Town, return’d to Dinner, afterwards walk’d to Mr. Nicols and spent a very Pleasant afternoon – People busy Hoeing Potatoes-
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 27, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on July 27th
These 24 hours commences with fresh breezes and foggy weather. At 8 PM took in the Main Topsail. At 4 AM the fog lighted up. Saw a sail bearing NNE. Gave chase. at 5 AM came along side, she was the English Schooner Good Intent. Captain Parker from New Foundland on a fishing cruise. Put 9 prisoners on Board and ordered her back. At [?] AM filled away. Latter part fresh Breezes and Foggy Weather. No observations this day.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.