20- Had a pleasant Night, & came home to Dinner, but was sent for by Gen. Smith to establish Videttes between town & Annapolis, appointed Jacob Hollingsworth & eight men –
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, September 17, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
These 24 hours commences with fresh Gales and cloudy. At 8 PM light breezes & a heavy sea, at 10 nearly calm, split the Mainsail, got it down & the sail makers to work repairing it, at Midnight got it mended & up again.
Middle part fresh gales and a heavy sea, as before.
Latter part more moderate but a heavy head sea on, got a good observation.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.