13 – Hot day – Wind S.W. Went to Town, return’d to Dinner, at which had the following company, Com. Perry, Col. Ragan, Doctrs Hillary & Fitzhugh, Mrs. & Capt. Wedestrandt, S. Betts, Mr. Gray, Alec. Brown, P.Hoffman & S. Sterett. Ann Peters in the evg. who staid all night –
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, August 13, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on August 13th
These 24 hours commences with fresh gales and rainy weather. At 6 PM saw a sail bearing NNE. Made sail in chase. At 8 PM came up with and spoke the British Transport Brig No. 67 from Quebec bound to Portsmouth, out 29 days. The sea being so high could board him.
Middle and latter part Stiff gales and cloudy. Nothing in sight. The watch employed repairing sails.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.