2nd – Hot, Sultry day, and in the evening a Thunder Storm & light Rain, Wind S.W. Went to Town, return’d to Dinner – In the evg. Jn. Thomas & John Potts rode out and staid all Night
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, August 2, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on August 2nd
The first part of these 24 hours commences with strong gales and a heavy sea from the Westward. At 5 PM came up with and captured the British Brig Sarah, Joseph Dolens master[,] from Cork Bound to Quebec. Cargo Flours, took out the Prisoners 10 in number, and put Prizemaster and crew on Board and ordered to (next three or four words illegible) Hour us till morning. At 4 AM got out the Launch and sent her on Board and got out 60 Barrels of Flour, all the ships Provisions, and several small articles and burned her.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.