8th – Warm sultry day, Wind S.W. Went to Town din’d at Mrs. Wests & afterwards drill’d in the Meadow, which is to be continued every evening – Mr. Robinson & Mr. Biddle walk’d out
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, September 7, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
The first part of these 24 hours commences light airs. At 2 PM out all reefs & swept up to the Nepel, mentioned in the preceding days work. One proved to be the Swedish Galiot Nelhelmir, Capt. Hognell, from Gollenborg bound to Malaga. Cargo [?] the other the Portuguese Brig St. Antony, Capt. Harnunas, from Amsterdam bound to Lisbon. [?]’d cargo, permitted to proceed after other sail in right. At 6 boarded them. They proved to be 2 Russian Brigs, from Dantzic bound to Malaga cargo staves- latter part moderate. Several sail in sight.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.