3 – Went to Town return’d to Dinner. Mrs. T. rode to Furley in the morning & to Mr. Jo. Steretts in the evening, return’d with Augusta Sterett and Rebecca Peters in Mr. S’s Carriage-
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, October 3, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
First of these 24 hours commences with moderate Breezes and pleasant weather, all sail set to advantage. At 3 PM saw a sail bearing South. Gave chase immediately. At 8 PM within 1 mile of the ship & continued in that position during the night. At 6 AM boarded her, she was the Russian Ship Venus from Amelia Isl. and bound to St. Petersburg with a cargo of Cotton & Tobacco. At 9 AM saw an other sail made sail in chase; at 11 AM boarded her. She was the Swedish ship Eden, Andrew Nelson Master, from Amelia Isl.:bound to Liverpool. Cargo Cotton, put Capt. Dodd on board of her as a prizemaster. Let her proceed.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.