17 – Fine clear cool day, went to Town din’d at Mrs. Wests – Sally Stewart came from Furley to Dinner & return’d in the evening – Put Merino Ram to the Ewe
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, October 17, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
These 24 hours commences fresh Breezes & cloudy weather. The ship still in chase, at 6 PM the ship gave up the chase & hauled her wind to the South. At 8 PM took in Studding sails & Squaresail & hauled our wind to the South.
Middle and latter part moderate winds and a smooth sea. Nothing in sight.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.