– Weather still Hot, Therm. 87- Went to Town, return’d to Dinner & afterwards Rode to Col Ragans Camp ~ Exchang’d Roderick with H. Williams for a young Bay Horse ~
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, August 16, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on August 16th
The first part of these 24 hours commences with fresh Breezes and a head sea. At 3 PM saw a sail Bearing ENE, standing to the S & W. At 4 discerned her to be a man of war, haul’d our wind to the North. She gave chase. At 6 PM saw 2 brigs bearing NW steering EBS. At midnight kept off before the wind in order to go round the Frigate. At 8 AM nothing in sight.
So ends this day.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.