A double sided page from the diary of Moses Sperry started in 1801. This is a leaf out of the diary of Moses Sperry who lived in Southbury, Connecticut and which he drafted in Indian-ink. The principal image is the iconic English Man-of-War, The Royal Sovereign beneath which military skirmishes are detailed in which British soldiers appear to be under attack from American soldiers who are aboard a smaller vessel without sail.
Verso: There is a sketch of the brig Lion of St York of 108 tons captained by John Williams.
Following are some details from this page of Moses’ diary:
09th Feb. 1806: I am at home studying divinity
11th Feb. 1806: I am chopping wood for Mr Rigs Bristol
13th Feb. 1806: I am chopping down trees for Enoch Bristol
15th Feb. 1806: I am making trous-hoops attended by Rigs Bristol
18th Feb. 1806: I am setting trous-hoops all day.
Condition: A bit scruffy the Brig holed