October 3rd
First of these 24 hours commences with moderate Breezes and pleasant weather, all sail set to advantage. At 3 PM saw a sail bearing South. Gave chase immediately. At 8 PM within 1 mile of the ship & continued in that position during the night. At 6 AM boarded her, she was the Russian Ship Venus from Amelia Isl. and bound to St. Petersburg with a cargo of Cotton & Tobacco. At 9 AM saw an other sail made sail in chase; at 11 AM boarded her. She was the Swedish ship Eden, Andrew Nelson Master, from Amelia Isl.:bound to Liverpool. Cargo Cotton, put Capt. Dodd on board of her as a prizemaster. Let her proceed.

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

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