Grange bearing s w by s distant 30 miles. At daylight found ourselves in the midst of nine sail. Immediately tacked ship to get the wind of them. At 6 tacked again and made sail after them, made them out to be a aze frigate, a brig and 6 merchantmen, supposing a chase would result in a loss of time, at 6 hauled our wind and stood to the N and E
From the journal of the Chasseur, excerpted in Baltimore American, June 2, 1814. Maryland Historical Society.