October 26th
First part moderate breezes and clear pleasant weather, nothing in sight. Watch Employed about the rigging &.

Middle part moderate Breezes and clear weather. Made sail accordingly.

Latter part same. At 9 AM saw a ship bearing NNW which immediately gave chase to us. Tacked ship & made sail.

From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.

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