May 2d.
Latt 48° 5′ N, Long 14° 55′ W. At 3PM lost sight of the Chaser, Half past 4AM saw a sail standing to the North’d. Went in chase of her, which continued untill 10, when we were within Gunshot, gave her our three larboard Bow Guns, She hoisted Portuguese Colors and rounded to. Boarded her, she proved to be the Portuguese Brig of War Baloa from Rio Janeiro to Falmouth with Despatches for the Portuguese Minister at the Court of St James. Examined her papers & let her Pass.

From the journal of the Privateer Armed Schooner Lawrence, May 2, 1814. Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 3, Number 2, June 1908, p. 171-176.

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