on July 16th
These 24 hours commences with moderate wind and foggy weather. At 8 PM tacked ship to the southward. At 2:30 AM tacked to the NW saw nothing of the Brig in chase. At 4 PM called all hands to quarters to Exercise [?] At 8 PM tacked ship to the southward. At 9 heard the report of a gun to windward and saw a Brig to windward within gunshot in chase of us. Wove ship and stood to the NNE at 10.30. Took in Studdingsails, and squaresail, and hauled close upon a wind to the NW. At 11.30 hove too. At 5 AM fresh breezes and clear sea there. Made several Islands of Ice bearing SW by S. At 11 saw a sail to windward. Tacked in chase
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.