1st August – Hot clear day Therm. 88 – Went to Town, saw the Frigate Java Launch’d, which was very beautiful – Mrs. T went to Town, took all the Children, and return’d to Dinner with Miss Meroney, S. Stewart & myself. Haul’d up 2nd Crop Clover ~
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, August 1, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on August 1st
First part of these 24 hours commences with fresh Gales and cloudy weather. With light rain, at 8 PM squally took on sail as required.
Middle part same as first.
Latter part more moderate. At 10 AM set the Fore Topsail close reefed. At 11:30 saw a sail bearing East, and on a wind to the SSW at 12 AM got the main sail reefed, and set the Jib and Jib Beam in [?]. No observations this day.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.