First part commences fresh Gales and Flying clouds. At 12 noon sounded in 50 fathoms water. At 12:30 carried away the main yard in the [?] repaired it and sent it up again. At 6 PM found we was to the northward of the shoal ground of Georges’ Bank. At 10 the wind hanged to the NW. Made all sail. At 6 AM nearly calm saw 3 men of war. Out all sail & Sweeps and hauled to the Southward. At 12 noon could just discern them from tour Masthead.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.