The first part of these 24 hours commences with moderate weather. at 4 PM saw a sail to windward. Made sail in chase. at 4:30 saw a sail on the lee Bow. at 5 made her out to be a man of war Brig, who immediately gave chase. At 8 had run her out of sight. At 7 AM saw a sail from the Masthead bearing WSW. Made sail in chase. At 8 made her out to be a ship standing to the Eastward, at 10 AM wove ship & stood [?] for him and hoisted English Colors, when he hoisted the Bourbon Flag. The sea so heavy could not board him. Wove ship to the Westward.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.