Made the Island of Barbuda. Saw a Schooner standing in shore. Made sail in chase. Half past 11 commenced a running action with her, and owing to the Shoalness of the Water she escaped us. Same day was chased by a Line of Battle Ship and a Brig for 5 hours, when we lost sight of them from the Deck.
From the journal of the Privateer Armed Schooner Lawrence, June 23, 1814. Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 3, Number 2, June 1908, p. 171-176.