February 24th
Nevis bearing NNW, distance 6 leagues discovered several sail standing in different directions. Made on out to be a ship standing to the westward; gave chase. At 2 P.M. made the chase out to be a frigate when within one and a half miles of her; tacked ship and stood to the southward, the chase immediately bore after us under a press of sail. At half past 5 the chase hauled her wind to the s and e of seeing a brig come out from under the land of Montserrat, which we perceived her to bring to.

From the journal of the Chasseur, excerpted in Baltimore American, June 2, 1814. Maryland Historical Society.

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