October 20th – This day being appointed for public Thanksgiving, was observ’d with great Solemnity – Went to Town & accompanied my company to Church, call’d on Gen Scott and din’d at Mrs. Wests – Doct. Falls came out last evening and staid all Night –
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, October 20, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
First part of these 24 hours fresh breezes and clear weather, with a heavy head sea. Nothing in sight.
Middle part cloudy with rain, and calm.
Latter part, clear weather & moderate winds. Watch Employed repairing Sails & Rigging.
Lunar (Ed. Lunar symbol) By Lunar 51..47..40
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.