27 – Very fine day & cool Wind N.W. ~ Went to Town, return’d to Dinner, at which we had Mr. & Mrs. Bowly and Mrs. Stewart, in the evening Mr. Robinson walk’d out with F. Bowly, P. Merony & S. Stewart, he return’d to Town, the rest staid all Night ~
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, September 24, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
The first part of these 24 hours commences with fresh Gales, and squally, under close reefed Foresail, Mainsail, and Jib.
Middle part more moderate.
Latter part moderate wind, inclining to be calm, with a heavy sea, out all reefs. Hands Employed at their respective duties
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.