31st Sunday – Hot, sultry day – Rode over to the Meadows – D. Fitzhugh, S. Sterett & H. Moore din’d with us, no other company ~
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 31, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on July 31st
First part of these 24 hours commences with Moderate Breezes and cloudy weather. At 30 Minutes past 4 PM saw a sail bearing E by N. Kept off and made sail. At 8 PM coming on thick and cloudy. Lost sight of her. At 10 PM Fresh Gales and a heavy sea. Took in sail. At 30 minutes past (1/4) AM strong gales and a heavy sea. Hove too. Under 3 reefed Foresail. At 6 AM made sail again. And kept her as per Log.
Latt. by Observation 48.13.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.