The logbook spans from June 24, 1811 to June 30, 1813, recording the Valiant's course, location, and sailing conditions during cruises between England and the coastal waters off New Jersey, New York and New England. Several of the log's entries pertain to punishments aboard ship, including the execution of two men aboard the brig Kite (January 20, 1812), the sentencing of a man to 150 lashes (July 31, 1812), and the execution of a man aboard H.M.S. Gloucester (November 26, 1812). Other entries pertain to War of 1812 naval engagements, including the recapture of a British brig from the American privateer Jack's Favorite (Marcy 31, 1813), mention of the capture of U.S.S. Chesapeake by H.M.S. Shannon (June 8, 1813), and the capture of the American vessel Porcupine by Valiant, H.M.S. Acasta, and H.M.S. Wasp (June 17, 1813).
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