on August 3
The first part of these 24 hours commences with moderate Breezes and cloudy weather. At 3 PM saw 2 sails. Made sail in chase. At 5 PM came up with and captured the British Brig Alexander, (?name unclear) master, from St. Thomas, bound to Liverpool, carrying Sugar, Rum, Molasses, and [?] took the prisoners out and put Mr. Patten prizemaster and crew on Board and ordered her to make sail and follow us in chase of the other sail. At 9 PM came up with & captured the Brig Charlotte, Allen, Master, from Antigua for Glasgow, cargo Sugar, Rum and Molasses. Took out the Prisoners and put M. Trehearn & prize crew on Board and ordered to (ly?) by late morning. At 8 AM spoke an English Brig in Ballast, but it blowing very heavy could not Board her, all hands employed in getting the Nepel secured against the approaching gales.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.