First part of these 24 hours cloudy weather and squalls. Laying too. Nothing in sight.
Middle part same as before.
Latter part fresh gales and clear. At 6 AM saw a sail bearing EBS. At 7 Tracked ship and made sail in chase. At 11 came up with & captured the British ship Mentor, from Portsmouth bound to Quebec, cargo stores. Put P. Master Cole on board & ordered her in with a sufficient crew.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.