30 – Very beautiful day, went to Town, din’d with S. Sterett & afterwards rode to see the Frigate Java- Mrs. W. Hollins & Sarah came out in the morning & staid all day – D. Fitzhugh went to Town & return’d in the evg.
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 30, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on July 30th
The first part of these 24 hours commences with light breezes and foggy weather. At 10 PM got the attitude of the moons (Looner) limb. Latitude 47.89 N.
Middle part light breezes.
Latter part light airs, at 9 AM got the Foresail unbent to repair it. People Employed in repairing the Rigging.
Latitude by observation 47.28
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.