Daily Archives: October 27, 2014

October 27th
First part light wind, and clear. The ship in full chase of us. At 2 PM tacked ship to the Eastward, at 6 she gave up the chase and kept away. At Midnight light airs. Sounded no bottom—at 2 AM saw the ship again close to us, made all sail & out all sweeps, at 5 AM she fired a gun. At Daylight found we out sailed her. At 8 took in the sweeps and cleared the decks. At 11 saw a ship bearing west apparently a Frigate. The ship still in chase. The ship was a Sloop of War.

From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.