October 9th
Commences fresh breezes and squally. Watch employed getting up new fore Rigging. At 10 PM spoke a French Brig from the Grand Bank bound to France, put on board the ship Mentor’s crew, on parole.

Middle part clear pleasant weather. At 4 AM saw a sail to windward. She burnt blue lights to us & fired a gun. Supposed her to be a Man of War. Made all sail to NNE. At Daylight saw she was no Man of War, made all sail in chase, at 10 AM the ship hove too and fired two guns. Ends clear light weather.

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

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