October 4th

First of these 24 hours commences fresh breezes and hazy. At 1 PM filled away. At 3 PM saw a Brig bearing North. Gave chase. At 7 PM strong gales and lazy weather. Lost sight of her.

Middle part heavy gales, gave up the chase. At 1 AM lay too under the Foresail with 2 reefs in it.

Latter part more moderate. At 8 AM wove ship & made sail accordingly.

(Ed.: Lunar Symbol [longitude]) 45..18 W

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

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