Daily Archives: July 29, 2014

29 – Rain’d very hard all Night, which caus’d a high fresh, indeed Jones Falls are higher than I ever saw them, it ceas’d raining this morning, and we had a fine day Wind West – Went to Town, return’d to Dinner and found Dan. Fitzhugh, who has come down as Doct. to the Militia from Washington County, rode with him to Camp, & return’d to Tea, found Rebecca & Emma Peters and George Moore — sold chestmut wood to Henry Long at $4 per cord, & to receive ashes in pay at 4 cents per bushel, haul’d one load wood & one of ashes yesterday and another of wood today, broke the wagon & did not bring out ashes ~

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 29, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

on July 29th
The first part of these 24 hours commences with fresh Breezes from the Westward and Foggy weather. at 8 PM finished the Mainsail and set him, Took in sail. At 8 AM set the studdingsails. At 11 AM saw a large Island of Ice, immediately took in the Studdingsails, as it grew foggy. People employed in duty about the Rigging. No observations this day.

From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.