18 August – Hot clear day – Wind S.W. Went to Town, din’d at S. Steretts, and afterwards exercis’d the H. Artillery
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, August 18, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
on August 18th
The first part of these 24 hours commences with fresh Breezes and hazy weather. At 4 PM got through with the Mary and filled away as p. log.
Middle part light Breezes and clear weather.
Latter part clear Weather & light Breezes. At 7 AM saw a sail bearing W.S.W. Made sail in chase and cleared ship for action, coming up with the chase very fast. At 11 o’clock made the Land. Mizen head Bearing North Dist. 20 miles.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.