18th Sunday – Went to Town, and did Duty as usual at Gen Smiths, had a Court Martial on J.P. Floyd, Din’d at Col Howards & return’d home in the evening ~
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, September 15, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
These 24 hours commences light winds and calm, at 1 PM bend the Fore Topsail & filled away, head. as p.log.
Middle part fresh gales & a rough sea, took in sail as occasion required.
Latter part same, at 4:30 saw a Brig on our weather Bear which immediately gave chase. Made sail from him. At 10 could not see anything of him.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.