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| Volume XXl^' •No. 208 3.] MONDAY, .Tune 14, 1313. [4 <!o!l;irs per iinnrim FOU TIIR AUG US. The gallant Huouc moiiUcrs in an humble grave.— No tilled distinction gave dignity to his rank. Xu waving plume, no glitter ng E paulctie aitr.jc.ed tnc notice ot the multitude. As a p. iv.dc he lohght the battles of Ins conn try. In lief.sei vice tie bled—and died.— When tlie ch i> ft ..hi falls, his lost, is generally and decpiy regretted t4dl arc anxious to display tl.eir sorrow lor iuvfate, their honor to his me mory, *iul i hgir gratitude tor his services. The artist is assiduous to preserve the lineaments ol his manly form — the* bard to perpetuate the m blc ieutures of ins character, while the pm oi the Historian finishes the biiiliantand eternal record oi his fame. Hut when the pri~ va(« aotuier perishes m the field, Ins memory passes to oblivion faster than ids body mingles v uli the ousi—and save the little circle of l.is relative e, not h tear is shed—not a'sigh given to Ins memory.-And shall Snout share tins gi neiai des iny—inusi lie too die lorgotten— unu unknown i Colder indeed than “ the clod which icsis upon bis bosom,” must be Ins leel who knew ins uortli and services, and yet uit|^ |>ts not by some means or other fvince Ins ain ction for the one, and his gra ti ude for tbs other.—* Fin from such ajr.ouve that a Friend f him, and to Ua.t gallant band to which lie Was attainted—offers tin/little tri bute to lus memory. “ erlnips a frail memorial, but sincere, Not scorned in Heaven, tho’ little notic’d lure.” imp, jycfev # Tlie assertion may be made with confidence —that no man during this war has embarked in it, with u h art more true and single to die cause oi Fieetloru—Ilia*, none have been guid ed by purer, or more honest views—or have disp,ay id a more ardent zeal in behalf of the inlertsis ot our country.— Prior to the Dccla raiiou ot War he w, s engaged as master of a /ship sailing from Pitersbuig in u fair and ho mat trade—his situation was highly advan tage us-!.is suv.ee was easy and pleasant — nis profits lucrative. When the war had narrowed the limits of commercial enterprise, many had n sort to the safeguard of a iSritith JLictntc. The imp oyers of Shore proposed it toh.ru, will: proffer* of considerable gain — They might hate Hung an atom in the oibit of tl i sun to impede his diurnal motion, with as n.ur.lt prospect of success llis indignation V .s kindled at the pvopos.tion. He rejected it With scorn; and with an honest execration burst.ng from hi* lips, he letl Ids employer to had so die tool fitted to their purpose.—About this period, the disatier at Detroit:—the base dereliction of duty, in the “ o her liull;”cx cited one universal sympathy for the tarnished honor of our arms. The impetuous feelings ot Shore, far trom sinking in the gener-1 gloom and tieprt ssn.n, it civ now no longer to be con trolled, lie belonged to a brave ural generous class of mill who cons.itutc the high pride ol oui national character, lie was an American tailor, lie hit an ardent interest in this war for “ ritCC TRADE AND SAILORS’ RIGHTS.” He first in Petersburg suggested the idea of a volunteer company for Canada. The effort at fir«t was considered fruitless. But the cmhu siasm of his awakened feedings was fortunately stronger than the current of public opinion. With a perseverance not to he shaken lie re mained at his post —Alter repeated and conti nual exertions, lie found hi* labor not in vain. He Hnw the success ai.d progress of his wort with feelings of honest delight; .nd had the happiness and glory of seeing the warmest w ishes of his sanguine temper, at 1-st com pletely realized in tin? formation of the compa »iy df “ Ins Petersburg Virginia Vo lusticers a band’ot)h£others in anna, of wh .se generous devotiofi’^5 country no pen cun ever furnish the just and proper culogium. A cnmpuitv which is the pride, the honor, and the pra ise of Petersburg, and of which the veneru ble ticiier.il Blackburn once said on the floor of the House of Delegates, that “ he had seen that fine company of young men, and never were his aged"eyes so honored ! !’* When this cotn tiany was about to be organized, Shore could lave titled any command. Such was liis mo dest) that be refused any. Solicitation was em ploy d to no purpose. The service ofliis coun try h id been his only motive—his own interest and advancement, never once entered his thoughts, Generous man !—tour rccoit.pence has hcen an early, bumble, grave. That warm li -art which beat so high in the cause of h.s C.iimtrv ,s now still and cold. That nervous arm which so late was raised in her defence is now stiff. Bui ungrateful were that country— and unworthy of your service if thy full occa sions not a deep and general sentiment of Bor row for thy fat*. CABLOS. From the Weekly Fegi/iter. gen. z. m. pike. It lias been the lot of few men, unassisted by many adventitious circumstances, to ac quire and possess that high confidence and respect vf all classes of his fellow citizens, the late general Pike so happily enjoyed. Without the n/ilvndor of achievement that surrounds the fortunate hero, and com mands the applause of the populace, this lamented man forced his way into the pub lic affection by the power of his virtues and strength of his talents alone. Careless of popularity, a great and good name was buckled on him” by a discriminating peo ple. He was an ngin of the army ; and the i soldiery looked upon him with admiration I and reverence ; love, mixed with the fear of offending hi# nice ideas of right, govern ■ ing them all. He was a severe disciplina ■ Tian, but had the felicity to make his soldi V ers assured that /»* strictness had for its ™ object their glory—their en»e-~their preser vation and safety. With a mind conscious ©f it* own rectitude, he was not easily di verted from his purpose ; and difficulty only invigorated exertion. To all the sweetness ©f a famiHar friend, he added a strength of remark and pungency of observation, that delighted all around him. 1 ho' the camp was his delight, he was fitted for any com pany ; and could make himself agreeable on every proper occasion. His courage was Invincible, for it was the result of his rea eon ; and his death is a proof of it. The pride of his countrymen in arms, the pat tern for a military/iife, he fell at the moment of victory, on the first o/t/iorl unity that had been afforded to reduce to practice the per fection of his theory—“ but he fell like a man.” Hi* trans«cndaHt qualities ware ® / 7 2 pening to the view ; but they were nipped in tho bud. by the base stratagem of a bea ten foe. His name is imperishable; and " ill descend to posterity with the IVarrcna, Montgomery* and Wooatera, of the other war. Though dead, he shall yet speak, to the army of the United States. His scheme ot tactics and practice of discipline shall he the criterion of the soldier’s worth. He has left behind him many highly accomplish I ed scholars, who, “ while memory holds hejt^&gn,” shall teacii his iu!es toothers, and j sacredly preserve them as land marks whereby to govern themselves* The labors of the illustrious dead are jtot lost. His body has descended to the totflb, and the gallant spirit took its flight to Him that gave it—but his yirtues shall live, and he with us, many generations. We trust that $ome person competent to the perform ance—some personal friend of gen. Pike, may feel the sweet, yet melancholy duty ot giving to the world a full and faithful por traiture of the deceased, with a sketch of his life. These few hasty remarks, collec ted from the observation of many, and trea sured up by the .editor, because they rela ted to a man whose character he much re spected. aic offered, simply, as ait excite ment to the task. In addition to the particulars related in the very interesting letter to ihe editor of the Aurora, (see Argus Tth June,) n distinguish ed officer who was in the battle at York, states, that as he passed the general, after he was wounded, he cried, “ Push on, my brave fellow*, and avenge your general." As lie was breathing his last, the Jiritia/i standard was brought to him—he made a sign to have it placed under his head—and died without a groan; though his sufferings must have been extremely severe. General Pik>-'a body was embalmed at York and conveyed to Snckctt’a Harbor, where it was interred in the magazine ot Port Tom/ikina, with all the stately pomp of military honor, amidst the regrets of ev ery good man. Capt. Nichohon, of Mary land, (an inestimable young man, who was kilied by his side) his beloved aid and pupil, wus buried in the same grave, and at the same time, by order of the commanding general, in testimony of his respect for the deceased. It may not be amiss, perhaps, to notice a humble mark of respect offered by the man agers of the titItimorp theatre, a few even ings ago, to the memory of the general. The house was crowded iu consequence of seve ral spectacles designed in honor of the day.* Between the seepnd & third acts of the play, the curtain slowly, but unexpectedly, rose to solemn* tnutflc, and exhibited a lofty obe lisk on which w.is inscribed “ Z M. PIK.E, BRIGADIER GENERAL—FELL GLO RlUUdLY BEFORE YORK.—MARCH 27, 1813.” On the left hand of the monument wasihat elegant actress, Mrs. Green, in the character of Columbia, armed, kneeling on one knee and* pensively pointing with her spear to the name of the hero. Her dress was uncommonly splendid and very appro priate to the idea de-igmed to sustain. On the oilier side was a lady, an elegant figure, dressed in the deepest mourning, gracefully leaning against the pedestal, immoveably fixed, “in all the solemn majesty of woe.” The curtain being fairly raised, a death-like silence fora coiiMdeabte time reigned in the house, the music excepted ; which did not interrupt the pleasing melancholy by any ill-timed boisterounness: but soon the feel ings of tlie people burst forth in one unani mous expression of applause, such as has been rarely witnessed, certainly never sur passed in any country, on a similar occa * View of the Baltimore Brigade. y \ Tlie following General Oitler, was issued by | ral Pi ic a, the morning ourtroops embarked irvin , Backltt’3 Harbor, April 25th, 181$.;' BRIGADE ORDER. When the dcbxrcnlioti shall take place on tho enemy’s shore, major Forsyth’s light troops, form ed In four platoons, shall ho first landed. They will advance a small distance fi oiu the shore, and form the chain to cover the lauding of the troops. They will not fire, unless they discover the approach of a body of the enemy, hut w ill make prisoners of every person who may be passing and scud them to the general. They will be billowed by the re^i mental platoons of the fi-»t brigade, with two pie ces of llrooks’ artillery, oue on the right, and one on the left flank, covered by their muskctiy, and the small detachments of riflemen of the 15th and lCtli infantry. Then vs ill be landed the threo pla toons of the reserve of the first brigade, under ma jor Swan. Then major Eus;is, with bis train of ara tillcrv, covered hy his own musketry.—Thou Colo nel M’Clure's volunteers,in four platoons, followed by the dial regiment, in six platoons. When the troops shall move in column, cither to meet the enemy or take a position, it will be in the following order, vj-4.1 st, Forsyth’s riflemen, with proper front ami flank guards ; the regiments of the first bri gade, with their pieces } then throe platoons of re serve ; mujm- Rustis’ train of artillery vol intcer i orps; twenty first regiment; each corps sending nut proper Sank guards. When the enemy shall he discovered in trout, the riflemen will form the chain, and maintain their ground, until they hsve the signal (the preparative) or receive orders or re tire, at which they will retreat with the greatest ve locity, and form equally on the two flanks of the re giments of the first brigade, and then renew their tire. 'Die three reserve platoons of this line under the orders of major Swan, one Ipindred yards in the rear of the colors, ready to support any part which nn.y shew an unsteady eountenniiec. Major Eus tis ai:d h-s tram will form iu the rear of this reserve, ready to act where circumstances may dictate. The second line will be composed of the 21st in fantry in six platoons, flanked by colonel M’Cluro’s volunteers, equally divided as light troops. The whole under the orders of colonel Ripley. Suckcu’s Qiisbor. It i* expected that every corpj will lie nuudlulof tlie honor of the American arms, hid] tlio disgraces which have recently tarnished our arms : and en deavor hy a cool hihI determined discharge of their duty to aupport the one, and w ipe ofT the other.— The riflemen in front will maintain their ground at all hazards, until ordered to retire, »» will every corpc of the army. With an assurance of being du ly aupported, should the commanding general fmd it prudent to withdraw the front line, lie will give orders to retire by the heada of platoons, covered by the riflemeu : and the second line will advuiicc hy the heads of platoons, pass the intervals, and form the lino s call in the light troops, and renew lire action But the general niay find it proper to bring up the second lino on one or both flanks, to charge in columns, or perforin a variety of manaen vies wU*«U it would be impossible to foresee. Jtut tncir own s post with ■> ex :wk? I aaVage^BB lie general! m a general rule, whatever may he the direction of liue at the commencement of the action, tUe corps will form as before directed. If ther then advance in I ne, it may be iu parallel esebetoas of platoons, or otherwise, as the grouud or circumstan ce* inay dictate. No man will load until ordered, except the light trovps in front, unti I within a short distance or lh« enemy, and then cli urge bayonets , tiius letting ihu enemy see that we can meet them in their own weapons. Any man firing or quitting his post with out orders, must be put to instant death, ample may be necessaay. Platoon officer^ tin.- greatest attention to the coolness anl their men iu the fire ; their regularity and’. In tlje charge. Courage no/t bravt ry in the not more distinguish the soldier than humanit ter victory ; and whatever examples the savagv — lies of our enemies may l*wc given us, the general Mafidcntly hopes that ilie blood of au unresisting oPyielding enemy will never slain the woapoas of the soldiers of ins column. 1 he unotfcndiiig citizens of Cauada are many of them our own countrymen, and the poor Canadi ans have been forced into the War. Their proper ty therefore must be held sacred, and any s ‘ ~ who shall ao far neglect llr.-honor of his profcl as to be guilty of plundering the inhabitants, it convicted, be punished with death. But the mandiug general assures the troops, shat sht they capture a Urge quautity of public stores will use his best endeavors to procuie them ward from his government. 1 his order shall be read at the head of each corps and every field officer shall carry a copy, in order that he may ut any moment refer to it ; aud give explanations to his subordinates. AU those found in arras in the enemy's country, •hall be treated as enemies j but those who art peace .bly fo.lowing the pursuits of their various a* vocations, friends-and their property respected. By onler of brig dicr general, Cuarlks G. Jones, Assistant aid dc camp. The Dunmore anil Cornvtallit, alia* the Negro and Sheep Stealing System revived by the STRONG “ Buixiiurh of our Religion." During tl.e glorious struggle for our inde pence, the noble lord Diiinnore, then governor of Virginia, fled on board a British armed ship, lying in Janies river, for protection, and com menced the system of kidnapping negroes, in viting them by proclamation to ilcs.rt from their it asters under the assumed promise ef giving them their freedom, in which this vile wretch loo unfortunately for many of those de> luded beings, succeeded. After this noble lord had seduced a considerable nuinbei, he basely sent them to the British West India is lands, sold them, and pocketed the cash. The noble marquis Cornw allis, c mmandmgu squa dron at Newport, turned l.i> attention to the stealing of sheep, cattle, fowls and pigs, on the Ltizabcth islands, Martha’s Vineyard, and tile island of Connecticut. This bticcanicr landed a party of marines on the latter island during the night, who at the dawn of day commenced their hellish deprecation by setting fire to dwelling housess, burns and even hav-stacks did not escape their savage fury.—Mr/Martin, an old and a very respectable gentleman, was shot by a marine while standing at his door Ihese remarks arc called forth in consequence oi the similar mode ot warfare now practised by the British pirates in the Chesapeake and Delaware, being what the tents say we must naturally expect in time of war- Such senti ments are in unison with ihose of the British ministry, Algerines and savages, and totally distinct from the patriotic sentiments of the “ Union of the States, Free Trade and Sailors’ Bights.”—Columbian. SIEGE OF FORT MEIGS. [f/JOAf fHE OHIO FR EDO HI A JV.] Minutes of the firlncifial occurrences which have taken ft lace during the siege of Fort Meig*, Jrom the 25th of Afiril to the 9th of May ; taken down by a volunteer in (he fort. About the 25th, 26th and 2Mi of April, the general was very vigilant in sending out patrolling parties in order to discover the movements of the enemy ; for, from correct and undoubted information, we were bound to believe that this post would he attacked by a large number of British and Indians. On the 25tli, lieutenant M’Ciannahan dis co, tied the enemy on the margin of the La ice. On the 26th, some part of the enemy were discovered on the opposite shore, viewing our works, but rode off in a very few mi nutes. T his day another patrolling party went down a few miles ; hut were drawn back by the discharging of our guns in camp. In the evening, another patrol of infantry were sent two or three miles down the river ; but could discover nothing of the approach of the enemy, except the firing of guns in e very direction. This evening there was an alarm, and the party returned during the time of it. (Ju the 27th, a few of the enemy made their appearance on the opposite shore ; but were soon made to retreat by the balls from our IS pounders. Two elegant shots were made at them. They were supposed to strike within 3 or 4 feet and covered them with dirt. Ever since the general had ar rived in cainp, the greatest diligence, atten tion and industry was displayed by the ofh cers and soldiers. Every moment of the gene ral was occupied in carrying on the fortificatij oris of the camp. On the 23th, about one o’clock, Mr. Oli ver was scut on an express to Gen. Clay after Captain Ilambleton had, by the di rection of Gen. Harrison, went down the ri ver .about three miles, and discovered a large ! army of the British and Indians advancing to attack Camp Meigs. Fortifications ol various descriptions were carried on with unparalleled exertions; and every man was inspired with a zeal, co rage and patriot ism never surpassed. If tnis were the case with the men without any other stimulus than what their own reflections suggested, how much more animated and heroic must they have been, and how much more confi* dencc mu»t have been infused into them, when they were addressed by their truly brave and great commander, in a most mas terly and eloquent manner, on the situation in which the fortune of war had placed them and the vital importance ol every man’s being vigilant and industrious at his post ! The Indians ami a few British made their appearance on the opposite shore and commenced a very brisk fire with small arms; but no injury was done, it being toe distant fur musketry qr rifles. Two of our is poimdcrs were discharged at a groupe °* British and Indians, and one of the halls struck, among them and covered them with dirt; but whether they received any da mage or not is not known. They ran away as quick as possible. In the evening, the In dians were conveyed over in boats, and ■ were around us in every direction. YVe were now besieged : several dragoons volunteer ed to reconnoitre the camp; but before j they had went half a mile they were fired on by the Indians, and one of the men was Lfchot through the arm. The works continu ed with vigor and spirit until tattoo beating, fche general was every where present, B>d stimulated the men to discharge their duties like heroes and soldiers. JlfuU '29 th—Early in the moruing, the Genennl was standing very near a man who was mortally wounded by the Indians shoot ing in the camp, we could at times discover among the trees ; but our boys soon com pelled them to leave their post. Some of our mea were slightly wounded; several Indians and a British Boldier were killed, |nd trotn the best observations we could* Bake, a considerable uumlier were wound td. I he enemy had progressed so far in the construction of their batteries during the light, that they a Horded them sufficient protection to work by day light. They had erected three batteries, two of which had our embrasures each, the other was a bomb >nt»ery. We made some first rate shots nto their works, and impeuded their pro gress very much. yj/mi oOt/i— 1 lusmorning the enemy hail extended his batteries considerably, and were preparing them for the cannon. This day also we considerably impeded their pro gress by firing our cannon and destroying their works. After firing one of the shots, some oi • the enemy’s men were seen to be carried away from their batter)', as if they had been killed or severely wounded. Bouts were seen to pass from the old British gar rison to this shore, with many men; the Ge neral concluded that llreir intention was to draw our attention to their batteries, and to surprise and storm the camp in the rear._ Orders were immediately given for one third of the men to be constantly on guard, and the remaining two-thirds to sleep with muskets in their arms, and to be constantly prepared, at a moment's warning, to fly to tlivir posts. These orders were strictlyohey ed, and every duty was performed with the utmost cheerfulness and alacrity. The men were permitted morning and evening to go to the rivcranil get water, the well not being fi nished ; and the Indians occupying very ad vantageous positions round the camp an# noyed us very considerably. Several ofour men were slightly wounded by them; and the General, being constantly exposed, had several very narrow escapes. In the course of the dav we killed two or three Indians and wounded four or five. Some time in the night, the enemy towed a gun-boat up the l iver near us and fired some time, but not a ball came into camp. Early in the morning they commenced firing again, but without effect; and they’ thought most prudent to retire as soon as it became light enough for us to fire upon her. There were about 30 balls fired in all. l\Iuy 1st.— I he grand traverse was now nearly finished, and several small ones be sides. Traverses were commenced in va rious directions, and carried on with life and «pi* it. This morning we fired several times with very good cfflct. Our works were now in a very good situation. About 10 o'clock the enemy had one cannon prepared, and Commenced firing very briskly: and in a short time they opened several more pieces on us. '1 hey hail a 24 pounder, a 12, a 6 and a howitzer. During the dny they lired 256 times, and 4 times in the night. Our works received no material injury. Their 24 pounders passed through our pickets without cutting them down, which wav a very grand thing to us. YVc silenced one of their pieces several times, but did not fir« as often as the enemy, as we far surpassed them in shooting. Men were seen carried away trom their batteries in blankets and ether things, which proved that we had done some execution. Our wounded amounted this day to about 8—1 mortally, 2 badly and 5 slightly. A bullet struck the seat on which the General was sitting, and the wiiier of this article received a stroke from a bullet as he stood directly oj^josite the Central, but sustained no injury. ATuy 2d.—Commenced firing very early with bombs and balls, and continued it very Imskly all day. We lost this day 1 man killed and 10 wounded, besides several others slightly touched with Indian bullets. The enemy’s sloop came in sight to-day. They fired 457 times during the day, and 4 times in the night. Alay 3 -Commenced with a very brisk and fierce firing of bombs and cannonballs 1 hey opened two batteries upon ns on this side of the river, abont 250 yards in our rear right angle, ore of which was a bomb, battery. YVe instantly returned their fire and silenced them for some time, but they kept it up occasionally during the day. The Indians shot one of our men through the head and killed him, and we had six men killed by cannon and bombs, and 3 men wounded. The enemy fired 516 times dur ing the day and forty seven times during the night. May 4th.—Owing to some circumstances the enemy were not on the alert this morn ing and did not commence firing until about eleven o’clock, and then slowly. It ruined very heavy this morning until 9 o’clock. A new battery was discovered erecting o.t this side in the same direction with the »thers, and traverses were commenced to guard a gainst them. Several men were slightly wounded, and two soldiers killed h< the hombs in the night. Lieutenant GWynne killed a British officer on this side with a rifle. They fired in all 207 times in the day, and 15 times in the night. Alay 5th.—They fired this day very slow, but they killed three men with bombs and • cannnon balls. They fired one hundred & ’ forty-three timet in all* About two o’clock M$. Oliver arrived with 17 men of General lay s detachment. Orders were then sent to General Clay to land about UUQ men on the opposite shpre, tospike the enemy*» cai 4 non when we were attack the batteries on this side at the sum'e time. Every thing wasexecuted in elegant style; but Col. Dud ley did not order a retreat after effecting tne grand object, but was drawn into the ^nTl>by a pHriial lirin5 ofZhu Indians; and alter a severe conflict, the gr eatest por tion were taken prisoners. They succeed ed however, m spiking the enemy's cannon, I and about one hundred and fifty returned sate to camp. During this time,' we had 2 several engagements on this side ; succeeded in repulsing the enemy and iu spiking tlur cannon, and taking 42 prisoners, two of whom were lieutenants. If the detachment under col. Dudley had adhered to orders it would have been a most brilliant and glo rious day to the American arms. The first charge on tins side was made on Indians 3c Canadians by Major Alexander’s battalion-’ cupt. Nearing s onipany, and tfro or three companies of Kentuckians. They display ed great bravery'and courage. The ene my acknowledged tnat they weie surprised and that we would have succeeded in ever «;y thing if our militia bad not been too coi i Client, i he second charge on this s.du was made by cqL Miller’s com mand of regulars r° v(lt’CaHts* Croghan, Lungham, brad-* lord, Nearing and Lieut. Campbell. Mai; AlcXHiunji’ 2* battalion am! ninmi r* * company wi Kentucky militia. They all ac ted with the most determined bravery. A Hag wa* sent down by us, at the request of one of the oiheers prisoners, to Itnk on a certain point on this side, to ascertain whe ther one of their officers were not wounded there ; and shortly after their return the enemy sent a flag over to see about their wounded and pr sonera. They did not fire their cannon this day af.er the battle, ex cept once or twice one piece which remain* eil unspiked. i heir force consisted of 50Q regulars, 800 militia, and 600 Indians. May 6th —A fiag Was sent do am to see v bout die comfort hi. convenience of our wound* eti and prisoners, accompanied bv m.i. llukiil Ihry then returned to thh side together w.tli M. jor Chambers, with some communication respecting die prisoners and sending Uicm home by Cleveland. No firing to day. May 7th— Bad weather, which has coot inn* ed ! ,r several days, haa been very disagreeable. iT . I—T" a,n? \laJ- Chambers came over a* bont twelve o clock, to make arrangements for the exchange o. prisoners. This point was ac cordingly settled : our militia were to be sent to Huron, in order to return Lome bv that, out. I he Indians at first claimed part of the prison ers ; but after intercession by the British otu cars, they relinquished their claim, nut wished us to exchange sonic of their Wvandott prison ers lor our militia. Their prisoners v‘cre changed lor the regulars under the orders of Capt 1*. ice . but their regulars were not to cm ter the hcldot battle during one month ami onrs were to be sent home. Their pmo-ers, when released, were not to Le asked anj q tes tions concerning us or the camp, by any o the r officers or soldiers. No firing to-day. May 8 th.—A flag was sent down early tl is morning with clothing and provisions for the coinf rt of our wounded and prisoners. The «• nomy seemed to be making preparations for some movement ever sinc-j the grand battle.— Major Chambers camr over in the evening, an l informed the g. neral that in the morning lie should be furnished with u list of the kulei w ounded and prisoners. May 9th—The enemy were very busy in ti e niglii; and when dawn appeared, we disoovc. ed them making a retreat. One of sheir sloops w.u up, receiving the cannon and several ff„n. boats : they were fired on by our guns ana t|»ev •nan made off*. Hy 10 o’clock they were gene t. all t'pearancr. M-jor Chambers violated Ins word and failed to furnish us with a list of the wounded and prisoners. I be number °f killed during tli s.ege and in the different actions on th s »i le, ; moan b t® 77—the w mnded, to 196. FRO if THR COR S ECFlCUT GJZETTR. View of the Lakes. As the great lakes in our country have become the seat of war, and the movements of our naval and land forces there, are become high ly interesting ; a brief Geographical Sketch of that part of the United States must nc u:e ul and gratifying to many. The upper Lake-, Superior, Michigan, Tuts on and St. Clair, discharge thfir streams by the river Detroit into Lake Kri®. 'I he null l f Lake Brie commences at Mack Hock and is called Niagara river, ex*cnding thirty miles to Lake Ontario. The distance is 307 milt s, from Albany to Hlack Hack. At this place is a ferry, half a inite wide, across to Uertir, in Upper Canada '1 he s’rcam is here rapid, but after passing the point at Bertie, it moves slow, ly, as the river expands into a broad buy con taining Grand Lie, about aevun miles long; and just below it Navy Is.and, which is »m.di—ll a low this, Niagara river becomes narrower, ai if the stream is divided by float Island, which in about half a mile long, extending to the preci. pice, the Falls of Ninga. a. Thela-gest portkn o» water passes between Coat Island and L’i * ! per Canada—At the upper end of ibis Maud the rapids commence. Ucre the stream pas ses on each side of the island, over a bed of rocks and precipices, with astonishing rap.di ty, descending, sixty feet, in the distun e of half a mile, where, arriving at the Falls, is descends 137 feet perpendicular. Niagara river continue from tlie Fall®, a ra pid course about half a mile wide, to I.ewis» town, 7 miles, where is a veiy good ferry to Queenstown, lying directly opposite. 1 h ri. ver, retaining the same width, but dnp r is leas rapid and is navigable for velse s ruin L-wistown, 7 miles to Fort Niagara, whore il pisses into Lake Ontario—Thus this I ak • |« Ccives ail the streams from the large I.ak a. TIio outlet of Ontario is at th« N. K- extre mity, near Kingston, a«*l Is navigable fo tc<. sels of 49 or 59 tons, down to Ogdenabar 6S miles. At Ogdertsburg, larg.- baUeaw*t rcc^v^ lb* cargws, and |m*s nv a very rapid r. rertilowo the River St. Lawroace :o Montreal, which >• m mil*, below OnU^, ’ ^