May 1st.
Latt 50 17 N., Long 10° 55′ W. At 4 A M saw a sail to the East’d. It being calm, out sweeps and swept for her. At 9 made her out to be a Man of War Brig. At 10 a breeze sprang up, when she made ail sail in chase of us. At the Same time we backed and stood from her, when she commenced firing at us. At Noon we had her courses down.

From the journal of the Privateer Armed Schooner Lawrence, May 1, 1814. Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 3, Number 2, June 1908, p. 171-176.

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