4th July – Fine day, Wind S.W. The 3rd Brigade Paraded in Honor of the day, and I join’d with the Horse Artillery, being the first time we have been out, and had a very good Muster, – look’d very well. Mrs. T. & Children, Miss Merony & Sally Stewart rode to Town and we all return’d to Dinner- Commenc’d mowing Orchard – Wm. Hollins call’d for a few minutes

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 4, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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