7th Aug Sunday – Warm sultry day. Dan. Fitzhugh din’d with us, afterwards I rode with him to Camp, and was introduced to Col. Ragain, who is a fine looking Soldier –
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, August 7, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on August 7th
The first part of these 24 hours commences with Moderate breezes and cloudy Weather. At 10 PM saw a sail Bearing ESE steering to the Westward. Hauled close on the wind: Midnight tucked ship in chase of him. At 10 AM made him out to be a Frigate with the top of his Main Topmast and having a Brig in tow with the top of her Mainmast. Hauled our wind and left them. No observations this day.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.