Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Captain Thompson: “we rode over to the Meadows which he admires very much”

Captain Thompson: “we rode over to the Meadows which he admires very much”

22 – Very fine day & cool, Wind N.W. – Went to Town, return’d to dinner, after which Mr. Lorman call’d & we rode over to the Meadows which he admires very much ~

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 22, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 21st

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 21st

on July 21st
This 24 hours commences with fresh breezes and cloudy weather. At 12 AM captured the British Schooner Brothers, Anthony Winson master, from Dartmouth, on a fishing voyage. Put Mr. Chipman and family with the six prisoners on board, and ordered her into the first port. At 4 PM fell in with and boarded the French brig Index, Capt. Lefony, from Greenville, fishing. Having the Bourbon…

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Captain Thompson: “Showery in the evening”

Captain Thompson: “Showery in the evening”

21 – Pleasant day, Wind S.E. – Went to Town, din’d at S. Steretts, exercis’d the Artillery in riding Schol, Showery in the evening.

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 21, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lawrence: Ship’s log, July 20.

Lawrence: Ship’s log, July 20.

July 20.
Latt 27° 56′ ‘N., Long 69° 42′ W. Spoke a Spanish Brig from New to the Havanna with Spanish Prisoners on board.

From the journal of the Privateer Armed Schooner Lawrence, July 20, 1814. Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 3, Number 2, June 1908, p. 171-176.

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The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 20th

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 20th

on July 20th
The first part of this day commences with fresh breezes and squally weather. Attended with rain and a heavy sea from the Westward. At 8 PM sounded in 23 fathoms of water.

Middle part same.

Latter Part light breezes and cloudy weather. At 11 AM Boarded the French Sch. Maria from St. Malo(er). Capt. Neil on a Fishing Voyage out 45 days. Permitted her to go on. She had the Bourbon flag…

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Captain Thompson: “Cool, cloudy day, Wind S.E.”

Captain Thompson: “Cool, cloudy day, Wind S.E.”

20 – Cool, cloudy day, Wind S.E. – Went to Town, from thence to dine at Mr. Wirgmans & a small party

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 20, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 19th

The Mammoth: Ship’s log, on July 19th

on July 19th
The first part of these 24 hours commences with light breezes and foggy weather. at 15 minutes PM fell in with and captured the British Rig Britannia. Capt. Snow, from St. Andrew, bound to Liverpool (Eng.), loaded with Lumber. Took out the prisoners, 6 in number, and burnt her. at 4 PM filled away and made sail. Head. as per Log.

Middle and latter part same. Took in and made sail as…

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Captain Thompson: “Rode to Furley & the Meadows”

Captain Thompson: “Rode to Furley & the Meadows”

19 – Fine pleasant day, wind N.E. Went to Town, return’d to dinner – Rode to Furley & the Meadows ~

From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, July 19, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.

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