5th Commenc’d raining at day light and continued four hours, Wind N.E. Went to Town, return’d to Dinner. Sent 15 Bushels Rye to Mill and had ground for Horse Feed – Tom, the Mule Shod – Bot 2 [C.?] Corn Meal on the Road. Cool evg. & cloudy, Wind N.E.
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, August 5, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on August 5th
The first part of these 24 hours commences with moderate Breezes and cloudy Weather. All hands employed in getting things in order after the gale. At 6 PM saw a Schooner steering West. Made her out to be an American Privateer, did not speak her.
Latter Part, moderate Breezes and cloudy weather with light rains.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.