8 – Rainy morning, but clear’d up during the day with Wind at N.W. Went to Town, return’d to Dinner, and afterwards took Mrs. T. to Furley. One of my Merino Ewes had a Lamb today, which is very unexpected, and by no means desirable, it is a Ram. D. Fitzhugh came out in the evg.
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, August 8, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on August 8th
This 24 hours Commences with moderate Breezes and Cloudy Weather. At 5 PM saw a sail bearing SW by W. Made sail in chase at 8 PM lost sight of the chase in the dark.
Middle part light winds and cloudy weather.
Latter part same. Nothing in sight at 4 AM—At 11 AM saw 2 sail. Gave chase, soon discovered them to be the Frigate and Brig & left them & hauled to the Southward.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.