on July 31st
First part of these 24 hours commences with Moderate Breezes and cloudy weather. At 30 Minutes past 4 PM saw a sail bearing E by N. Kept off and made sail. At 8 PM coming on thick and cloudy. Lost sight of her. At 10 PM Fresh Gales and a heavy sea. Took in sail. At 30 minutes past (1/4) AM strong gales and a heavy sea. Hove too. Under 3 reefed Foresail. At 6 AM made sail again. And kept her as per Log.

Latt. by Observation 48.13.

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

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