19 – Weather still Hot – Therm. 86. Went to Town, return’d to Dinner, afterwards rode to Col. Ragans Camp, & call’d at Mr. Nicols with Dr. Fitzhugh where we drank Tea, & came home – Accts were recd. today, of a very large British force having arriv’d in the Bay, and the 3rd Brigade are all order’d out in service of the U.S. and declar’d under Martial Law ~

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, August 19, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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