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-.-Ta.!^a»!-teagjj_uj!ai g-- .____ T4, dollars per non. 1
From the- Boston Patriot.
Correct and Circumstanclal Account of the
fat* Affair at Eastport.
Several of the officers of the 40th ljjUgjt,
who were taken and parolled at Eastport,
ha^ve arrived in town. They report that the
Martin sloop of. war, captain Stonehouse,
was the first ship that apnenwid, Having a
white flag. The Isla d of O&ropobcilo hid
the approach of the fleet until they came
within three miles of the fort. The flag
ship Came up within pistol shot of the wharf,
aid sent n boat.ou shore with a flig and
stfnaranusto surrender the fort, otherwise
the town would be laid in ashes. Major
Putnam, wei-t oat and received -the. offi
cer, and conducted him to his quarters.
T!?e flag '■ffierr stated to Major' Hutu iw
that he was allowed & minutes ' to gi ve him
an answer: Major P. replied, that he must
read the summons, and the proposed arti
cles of capitulation, before he efiuld give any
answer; after which the British o'fleer said
the time was expired, and demanded per
emptorily, ** Do you surreud-r the fort ?”
Major P. replied, ** As long as the Amer
ican flag is flying, I do not surrender.” i)n
which the officer returned to his boat, and
proceeded to the ship. Major Putnam con
sulted his o'.Kccrs as to the propriety of
defending the fort. The selectmen also in."
terfering respecting the inadequate means
of defence, and the certain destruction of
the town, he felt it to be his impel ions duty to
accept the terms of capitulation offered him,
and the flag was accordingly struck, Im*
mediately after this, the British troops were
landed at different points of the Island, and
immediately marched into the fort, to the
number of 7oO tnen, when Major Putnam
surrendered himself, 5 officers and 59 pri
vates, 11 of whom were sick, and immedi
ately paroled.—When Colonel Pilkington
entered ths fort, he addressed Major Put
nam as follows—" I want your men.” Maj.
Putnam replied, “ Here are my men.”—
The British officer said. “ I want alt your
men, I want all your coiniiianr.'’ He re
peated 5 or six tifflcs over» ” * want »H
your men,” and was replied to by Major P,
as before. Piikinetoa ! 1:c^ went away evi
demly chagrined that brought such
a force to c&ptare 59 and a *tnall fort
vrith six cannon j well K? 'b'Wfht have been
mortified, when he found that his Royal
Majtjty had fitted oat an expedition con*
•iatinj* of one 74, one 60 i$ua “hip, three
sloops of war, and three transports with
9C00 land forces and 3009 sudors tocap,.
ture 59 privates, (l l or the™ sick) aad 6
officers of the 40th regt of Infantry! Sir i
Thomas Hardy, commander die naval
; .. : : ir. A”1
Pifkington, commander of the land #Tairces
which conquered Eastpert, will uo doubt
have a handsome notice of thpir brilliant
exploits in the London Gazette Sxtraorcfi
nary ; hut when the people of England learn
that this expedition has cost John Bull more
thnn fialf n million of dollars, and has re
sulted in the capture of 43 full bloodied Yan
kees and 6 >iece:; f c*ni’o , no doubt tlv
wiU think it a gloiious victory, every way
equal to that obtained over* the gallant Por
The second day after the capture, Com.
Haruy ordered mr the Militia of Rasiport,
Jiispecicil and disarmed them and .took two
brass six pounders, belonging to Governor
Strong, and carried them into the fort.—
The deputy Collector, Mr. Corney, has ta
ken the oath of allegiarc-*. to K!,»q George,
{chre-a.p ntede by Commodore Hardy.
The conduct of this man, previous to and
laince the capture of Eastpnrt, has been infa
'anous. He has been in the British interest
tfor some time, and was in the habit of riv.
ing every facility to smugglers. His rc ap
pointment is ample proof agaio-thim. The
ponds and property of the Custom-house
bad been deposited by Mr. Trescot, tbe
* Collector, in a safe place, out of the Cus
1 lom H«use. Tbe whole amount of the
l bonds is supposed to he about S 200. OoO.—
1 Information was given to the enemy by a
smuggler of the name of Rodgers from Re*
itobscot, where the bonds and Custom hone
papers were deposited, when the enemy
•ent after and secured them. When Sir
ThomzB Hardy’s Proclamation, invit ug the
inhabitants to take the oath of allegiance.,
wasnosted up, some person attached to the
veiy spiritedly posted up u counter
paper, cautioning the people against swear
ing allegiance to King George. The follow
ing is a copy of the p per:
'* WHEREAS, sine-- the conquest of this
XaUtMl oy III* rtrtunnic Majesty'* ITorco*
under the command to Sir Thomas Ilardv,
and Lietitenant Colonel Andrew Pdkington,
it appears, by a Pnclnmainm published by
virtue of their authority, thit the citizens ol
t us ptsre are o in s . either an e j r m a'.
Irgiaoce to His Majesty Georg* the 3rd,
(from whose yoke our father* freed us) or
an abandonment of their property on this Is
)a d, it become* their duty seriously to cons
aider whether they will renounce forever
the right* and privileges of American citi*
xeii«> or accept the term* of the oatj* of al
legiance tor them elves, their htir* mid *uc
tesW'T*. nr hkc go-.d men, and true to their
Country and honor, refnse such oath of ab
ject •oomis.sion* and appeal «x once to the
vittue and generobitjr of the American peo
ple for reparation. If the ath betaken,
you Cannot dare to stand by th* tide of vti;r
bleeding icowry in the hour of her distress;
but you and your children forever must be
considered thrsubj ctsrf Britain. Nev,.r
let it be sutri by your children, our fathers
bt cly K*ld what th;;v fat ers nobly won.—
Jf you do not take the catn, you are still
fre.-tnen an honorable Americans, awl can
meet your fellow citizens with a pore heart,
]f you do lake tb& with, you will be consi
derrd degraded m (htir *yca forever.
" A day, an hour, of virtuous libertv.
Is worth a whole eternity of hond»V5 *
About 9 o'clock In the morning, after ms«
fty had readme ubeva puper, it wa* taken
down by the British officers, who were high
ly exasperated at the attempt to prevent
the Americans fruna perjuring themselves
Tite officer* also report, that Eastport,
previous to its capture, was thronged with
burr trading Englishmen, some of them na
turalized. • X fellow of the name of Mills, a
naturalized Englishman, ha* been seen at
Eastport before and after its capture, when
it was generally supposed he was from the
enemv’s lines with goods for the Boston
ma*k<»\ The d»scrit>e him to be a
V'ut five feet eight inches high, a vulgar
looking fellow, of ^ irlc complexion / has a
bad countenance, a Rritish provincial dia
lect. and wa’ks with elbows foremost. He
wn% at Eastport at the time ofir* surrender.
The officers of. government will do well to (
losk after this fellow and bis goods, should ,
"he come to Boston. It i* understood that!
Sir Thomas Hardv brought with him a cor
rect copy wf the militia muster roll of the
E>*tport militia, but h.r does not. always get
correct information ; we believe he has been
■no*t singularly deceived in the account he ;
Had r-ceived •* 'o the amount of the force
at EvCp rt, and we can explain how he
has been deceived. The young man in Bos
ton, who has watched for several month*
bark the movements oT the 40th regt. and
has spent five days out of six in observing
the several detachments leaving their quar
ters for the eastward, very naturally suppos
ed they were all bound to Eastport. About
500 men from the 4th regt. were marched
to the eastward, 8c no doubt his information,
predicated on this calculation, haa been the
cause of this large force being sent against
Eastport If this young man (now seeking
a commission in the British army) had been
seized on the wharf where he took his daily
stand, they no doubt would have found pa
pers on him sufficient to convict him of cor.
responding with, and giving intelligence to
the enemy. Now it is very well to examine
the great iniury this ycung man has done to
his friends, and the vast importance he has
attached to the 40th regiment. It may be
well and truly said, that this regiment has
already cost John Bull half a million of dol
lars, to capture 48 of their men, which is a
bout g 10.446 66 1-2 cents for each man and
according to this calculation, it would take
to capture the whole regt. one thousand
Strong. 8 10.446,000.
It is further aaU, that the Federal Repre
sentative has taken the oath of allegiance, 8c
has been appointed a British. Justice of
Mr. Benjamin Crownmshield, of Salem,
; was at Eaatport at the time of its capture,
i and gallantly volunteered his seryices to
Major Putnam, and was in the fort when it
The officer! generally report favorably of
the conduct and deportment of Sir Thomas
iiardv' toar&rui tilling. /lie' loi'.lrVPWg'
the terms of surrender proposed by the Ad
miral. r
1. The garrison to march out with the
honors of war, and pile their arms.
2 To consider the garrison prisoners of
war ; the officer? to be parolqd and return
ed to the United States.
S. Pqrs.>iul property to l»e respected. ,
Sir Thomas Hardy conformably to the
terms proposed, gave the olfic?.r» a ehebac
co boat of about Sfteen tons, in which they
sailed for Portland, and arrived there aftey
a passage often days. On the passage thvy
were overhauled by a British privateer,
•vhfn three shot* were fired at them tq bring
tham to ; notwithstanding they had a white
flag. The first s w>t was a nine poumler, at
a half a mile distance ; the second a 6 poun
der, at a quarter mile distance ; the third
of round and grapo, at pistol shot distance,
the graoc flying, all rwind them. The flag !
was standing tows - ’a the privateer the
whole time they were firing at them. When
they came within hail, the captain of the
privateer ordered them to send their boat on
board, or tUev would sink them Msjur Put
nam went on board, informed them who
they were, and wai dismissed without tel.
liug them what privateer U wps.
Such is the rise, progress and completion
of this mighty conquest of 4d Yankees, by
the renowned Sir Thomas Hardy, and the
gallant lieutenant Colonel Pilkingtnn. John
Bull never appeared surrounded with so
m ich glory since he reigned over the British
From the 3 a It is rare American.
K London article of ths 30th of May states,
" there is no foundation for the report of Lord
Gambler being one of the Minisiers appointed
I to treat for prace with Americindeed we
| h ive not yet had any certain account of who
' are »o t>* the British Commissioners, o~ if any
had been appoint*.1 i nor is it liiccly that any
would bs nam*tl until after the arrival pf Lord
| CiStJereagh in l/ondnn, which was on 'he 4t)i
! of Juno—And a letter, dated London, 1st June,
says, " You will be v- ry for* mute, if you are
Mb.e to celebrate peace next Christmas day
very uncertain are the proceedings on that
upper ant measure ; so preoariotfs nr ■ the di
plomatic schemes cf hhirop-an politicians!
Meanwhile, the enemy is daily reinforcing
his fleet* and armies, anti burning and plunder
ing and destroying in every quarter—Yet our
Tact'umists wish to tie tip our hands and lie
idle, “ [tending the negotiation !**
Extract to thq editors—dated,
" tVasutNc row, Augusts
"The new Minister from Holland saw Mr.
Gallitin « vl Mr. Bayard in that country some
time in March last. When he left Holland, it
was the general belief, in which lie seems to
participate, that a speedy peace would tak.j
place between the United States and Great Bri
tain. The minister conns witli very favorable
dispositions towards th'13 country; dispositions
BuivrnaHy prevalent, as be has intimated, a
rn.mg the Hollander*.
" tVe »re as much in the .1 i»k at Washington
respect'. f the real cause of Chauncey’s not
esHer leaving Ssckett's Harbour than lie did,
as the public generally svern to be. If his own
sickness merely were the raason, he descirves
to bp broke ; because the se.-.ond in command,
the -gallant Jones, was fully competent to have
gone out at the bead of the squadron, and be
cause, however mortifying it would have been
, to'Jbauncay to liavf bean oblige! toicnai i
at home, Mof consideration could never instil}
the sacrifice of the tutored*,of the country l>s
neglecting ir» co oowate with Rtv'wn, or bv
failing to seise tlte favorable moment wh n Yeo
cun-on* t > convoy the reinforcements to Rt*
al1, to**rik" a blow ar, an 1 probably » c.inyj-y r
the "rUish fleet. R it it would not be iusi nor
generous to censur* the American commander
without a kn .vlcdge o'' the motives and cir
cu nuance* which governed h»m He haulier*
to ore given solid proofs of skill and ability, a*
well as of patriotism. He ccrUmlv nas an a
hie and .otitic ene ny to contsml witli. Sir
! dame* is evidently a great adept ffi stratagem ;
and his manoeuvre* may hs*e occt*i<»:ie 1 diHL
eujtres to Ohauncoy of winch we are not ap.
pria “L Tim« will tell. If w- do not speedily
obtain the command of the Norther* I.akrs,
our war in that quarter ra i*t bee vn -, a purely
defensive one. The immense reinforcements
of the enemy will inevitably produce this state
of »hi igs, and incontestiMv demons*asts the
i;ai»v.:ne folly of those politician!- u) ' con
tended that the success of tlriuin ih x-urope
would redound tp the interests of this cotlh
** R- i* expected that the six million loan
will he taken. Ii is so much the interest of mo
nied m-n, and especially of those *vbo now hold
stock in the public funds, to subscribe to the
s'.ibsrqne ,c loans, that it is not to bo imagined
they will neglect to do so. The war cmno
continue long. Whilst it lasts, the appropria
tion of money to the purchase of stock will be
more advantageous to the holders, than it* ap
propriation to any other pii-pose. The gor*
eminent premium is great; The stock is se
cure. As Soon as peace shall return, stock
will undoubtedly rise above par ; it will pass
as currently as any other kind of money, and
will answer all the purposes of specie or bank
notes in oororncrci.il dealings. Rut if peace
thouM not so soon return, it will still be great
ly to the interests of the present holders of
public stock to take the new loans at a reason
able rate ; by this means, the price of the old
stock will be best kept up, and they will not
have to dispose of it at a sacrifice. As long as
the war lasts, the government must have mo
ney, let them hove to pay what premium they
may. The public creditors have an obvious
interest in preventing th it premium from be
ing so great as to cause an extreme depres
sion in the market price of the existing stock,
wh ch must be affected, In one or another way,
by erery subsequent loan.
'* rhe public expenditures during the revo
lutionary war were ab me 22 million* annual
ly. Those of the present war are between 2u
and 30 million?. Our population was not then
more than three millions. Our present popu
lation is 9 or 1U millions; our other resources
ivo as great in proportion. Ii 2^ millions were
j then annually procured, that amount, or a lit.
i tie more cannot fail to he had at this time, with
I out the evils which then attended the immense
issue of paper money.”
Extract to tin: ediion—Jared
' , . . August 9.
In confirmation oTwhat f'wrote twyoa yes
terday respecting the favorable dispositions of
Hoi and towards us, and the prospect of peace
between America anti-England, &h held out by
Mr. Changuion, the uevr Dutch envoy', the fol
lowing authentic extract is copied for you from
a letter received here from a highly respecta
ble gentleman in Boston, who had a formal
conversation with the minister on Ins first ar
rival there, fhe letter -is da'c/l the 2d in'st.
and says " Mr. Changuion assured niti, that
his government was very urtx.ous that the trade
between the two countries should be as exten
sive as formerly ; and as wc had never been at
war, the people of Holland were very friendly
towards those of the United States. He in~
formed me th ;t ho saw Messrs. Gallatin and
Bayard at Amsterdam in March. I asked what
w.ts the general impression in Holland on the
result «f the negotiations at Ghent ; lie replied
that it was thought a peace between the Unit <*d
States and Great Britain would result there
The expected proclamation convening Con
gress next month, has at length appeared.- —
’ The considerations inducing that very proper
measure are not difficult to he comprehended.
Government know not at what moment they
I may receive the resnlt of the negotiations ai
1 Ghent. If that result should be a treaty, no
delay ought to take place in its ratification or.
rejection ; and the presence of Congress is on
that account necessary. If, on the contrary,
the progress of the negotiation should disclose
dispositions on the part of the enemy present
ing an insuperable “bar to an honorable peace
at this time, speedy additional provisions will
become essential to strengthen the security lo
the present and future creditors of go Vermont
for the punctual payment of the interests and
final reimbursement of the principal of their
loan*, and to place the public credit on a still
m^re firm and solid footing, by authorising the
Hying of additional taxes, and pledging the re.
sources of the nation in the most satisfactory
maimer lor the redemption of the nation’s en
gagements. Other military and naval prepara
lion* than .hose hitherto authorised, would also
be necesssari ; and it is highly probable that
the subject afn national hank will again comc
before Congress. lb.
From the National Advocate. »
This subject, although of vital inapor*
taucoto the commercial interest, has never
yet been, spoken of in that style of language,
and with that tone-of indignation, which the
infamy of the traffic so justly merits. The
period is arrived when no common place o
pbtions will adequately explain the extent of
the evil, ar d no tame expressions will mark,
the deep blackness of its guilt* The laws
of our country, and of the civilized world,
have Justly and accurately defined whattrea*
son is. The man who is guilty of this dis
graceful crime may, indeed, escape the pun
ish mont denounced by the law, but if detected
h-; cannot avoid the scorn & co. .tempt of eve.
ry himeat citizen. One species of treason Con*»
sists in adhering to the public enemy, giving
him aid and comfort : at! intercourse and
correspondence vith him, having this ten**
deucy, is consequ ntly forbidden.
With this view of the subject, let it be
asked, whether any act can be more iraa*
sonable, more disgraceful, and more worthy
of punishment, than that which serves to
supply the enemy with money—the very
sinews of war ? In fact, as it, at the same
time, diminishes our means of resisting him,
it is a crime of a double guilt, which Calk
aloud for pualsh weui,
To supply the cr»**-nv with the munition,
of war i» treason. 'To supply him with nr*o
nov. f» not oniy supplying with him thi
means of paying hi# troops hot also feedin;
th<on. Hencr, he who sells or burn a Brj
fish government 1 ill, incurs the ..jilt o;
treason, because be knows, or at least m
morally, . certain, thttt the proceeds ore foi
the use and hrnefit of the enemy. But h«
wh#> takes thete proceed* from the vaults
of our hanks in metallic value, is still more
evidently criminal ; and if the laxity of our
laws permits the transportation of that spe
ne to the frontiers bordering upon Canada
| or New Brunswick, or to the sea board, he
who takes it from the hanks for the use of
the enemy, must be guilty of the bluckest
treason, although he employs a subordinate
traitor, whose ° poverty, and not hi* will,
consents ” to serve no vile a master.
The consequences of this wickrd trade
an? srvrrpir fcV throughout the ci.mo.err.lal
Already have our banks declared their ina«
biluy to grant their usual discounts—-alrea
dy have most respectable merchants ex
pressed openly their apprehensions that un
less some effectual measures are speedily
taken to suppress this traffic with the ene
my,, ruin will perva <e the most industrious
and useful clashes of society These opinions
are those of honest men of all political srets.
These remarks, severe ms th-.y are, were
not intended to apply especially to any one
of the parties which unhappily divide our
country. The writer pretends not to fix
he crime upon any individual. He only
calls on men of both political parties stri
ousiy to consider what will be the certain,
the inevitable result, if the specie thus con •
tinuestobe drained from our vaults-—and
let self-preservation unite them, in one com
mon effort, to stop its further orogrtaa
__By the late Mails. •
From, the Pittsfield, (Mass. J Sun.
The following extract of a letter to n
gentleman m this town, gives the most min
ute account of the late battle fought near
Niagara which we have yet seen.
Extract of a letter from On E. L, Allen, of
the 21 st Tr^t, to hi* brother in thin town
daed Buffalo, 26rh July, 1814.'
" Laat night was fought the most sangui
nary action the annals of this country re
cord—Gen. Ripley, by the blessing of hea
ven, is safe—A musket shot perforated his
hat just by the crown of his head, without
injury. The 20th we invested Fort George,
their shells and 6hot did littrle execution!
22d, fell back to Queenston heights, pr iba
blv on account of the powerful reinforce
meat® arrjvwp from Kingston. 24*h, fel
bnck to Chippewa, which is 2 mite< abr j
the falls. 25th, at noon, the enemy sent 500
across the river to Lewiston, and destroyed
some baggage oar sick had just left, •
In the afternoon the enemy advanced to
wards Chippewa with powerful force. At
6 o'clock gen. Scott was ordered to advance
| with his brigade and attack them. He was
soon reinforced by gen. Ripley’s brigade ;
they met the enemy in great force below
the falls—They had selected their ground
for the night, intending to attack oar camp
before day light. The action began just
before 7, and an uninterruoted stream of
musketry continued till half past 8, when
there wa**ome cessation, the British falling
back; ft soon began again with some artil
lery, which wjjh slight interruption continu
ed till half past 10, when there was n charge,
p.nd a tremendous stream of fire closed the
conflict. Both armies fought with a despe
ration bordering oo madness ; neither would
yic!^ the palm, but each retired ashortdis
tance wearied out with fatigue. Such a cob*
Rtant and destructive fire was never before
sustained by American troops without fall*
ing back.
The enemy had collected their whole
force in the Peninsula, and were reinforced
by the troops from Lord Wellington’s army,
jusLlanded from Kingston. For two hours!
the two hostile lines were within 20 yards
of each other, and so frequently interming
led, that often an officer would order an
enemy’s platoon. The moon shone bright,
but part of our me i being dressed like their
Glengary regiment, caused the deception.—
They frequently charged, and as often were
driven back. Our regiment, under Colonel
Milter, was ordered to storm the British
battery. We charged and took every
piece of the enemy** cannon. We kept
possession of the ground and cannon until
12 o’clock at night, when we all fell back to
camp, distant mure than two miles. Thia
was done to secure our camp, which might
otherwise have been attacked in their rear.
v-nir norscs oeing most oi ;nem KtlleJ, and
there being ho ropes to the pieces, we got off
but two or three. The men were l.» ex*
tremely fatigued they could nut drag them.
Wo lost one howitzer, the horses being or.
full gsllop, toward the enemy to attack
them,.the riders were shot off, ond the hor
ses ran through the enemy’s line.—We lost
one piece of cannon, which was too much
advanced, every man being shot that had
charge of it hut two. Seveial of our oais
•on* were blown up by their rockets, which
did some injury, and deprived our cannon
of ammunition. The lines were so near
that cannon Could not be used with advan
tage, This morning General Ripley march
ed out our whole force to the battle ground,
to bury our dead, and secure what wound.*
ed were left* The enemy had gotten many
who were badly wounded and left on the
ground. He mnrehsd near their army, but
neither were disposed to engage*
Wo took about two hundred non-com
missioned officers and privates prisoners,
and 21 officers including Major General Rl
all, who was wounded in the shoulder.—
I hey acknowledge Colonel Gordon of to*
100th, and many other British officers killed
their rank, yet unknown. The enemy inusl
have suffered very severely. Our loss is im
mense, but was not known when I left chi
i army this morning.
Boston, August 9s
We yesterday received information froni
Halifax to the l>t instant; aniJ received pa
pers to the 3C:b ult.
We learn that .ast Sunday wrek, a sloop
of war arrived at Halifax from Bordeaux*
whence she mailed *>n the 16 1; of June ; that
t oft the mouth oftne St. Lawrence she part*
j eil with the York and andth r 7\ and 75
1 'ransporU, bound to Quebuc, with 6 or 7000
troops on beard.
A brig of war arrived at Halifax oiT th<!
30ih ol Ju’v, ore wer’i from Bermuda
where .she left A lmira' Cochrane
The London dates at Halifax were ne la
ter than befofe heard of.
A letter t'r-m Halifax, August 1, saya, " A
division of Britix’t treops, 7 or 8000 sai'ed
from Bordeaux, ;une 15 for the American
The Ponu^itwi ship Teja, from the West
Indies, sent into Halifax oy La Hogue, lui
been condemned, and was to be sold on th«
2d inAtant, with her cargo, rum, molasses
and dry goods.
The schemer Bird, from Quebec, arrived
at Halifax 24th ult. ard stand tlut (be*
Sides the Leopard) four transports, with
troops, were aabmeoa the I,land at Auti
The letter of marque schr. Antelope (late
Hall) of Norfolk, prize to the Tenedos, iu>
rived at Halifax 25th ult.
| We were lust night favored with a Halifat
paper of the 1st inst. from which w« copy thw
following important articles s
Halifax, August 1.
Arrived, on Saturday H- M. brigl’l spoir, Cap#
tain Duff, from Bermuda, 7 days. Passenger
Colon 1 Douglas, 98th regiment. H. M. «h pa
Pa .tolus r.nd ’’rimrose arrived at Bermuda 22cf
ult- from Bordeaux, which place they left the
2d June, in co. With a fleet of transports, hav.
ing on board the 4th, 44th, and 85th regiments*
three companies of artillery, and one of artillt*
ry drivt-rs, under the command ot Gen. Ross
parted from them on the 26th June. Sir A,
Cochrane was still at Bern uda, buv would leas'd
the is and and immediately after the irrival of
the above troops from Hord.-aux, for some part
of the Amrriran coast Another regiment w*4
expected at Bermuda from Gibraltar.
Yesterday, If M. 8 Eme, the Hun. Captaift
Napier, from Bordeaux, 42 days—sailed Irom
the Garonne 16th June ill co. with if M Ship*
York iOd Vengeaur, and 43 sail of Transport**
bound to Quebec, having on board between <2
and 72001. oops, under the command of U n rai
Kempt; parted from them on the 24th ult at
the entranee ot the St. Lawr< nee. At the liirui
of the Erne's departure ftom Bordeaux, Lord
Hill was momently expectrd there to embark
for Canada, where it w.s generally understood*
he is to command the troops. On the Banks of
Newfoundland, <ht Rinr. chased, unsuccessful*
I ly, an~Amcrican privateer brig
Atsn, arrived yesterday, Am. schr- Brie, And
sloops Robust, Morning Star and Eclipse*
prizes to the Dragon.
This morning, H M. 8. Orpheus, Captaiii
Pigott, from off New.London, 3 days Pazsen"
ger. Captain Burden, R. N sn brought N
Yo~k papers to tiie 25th ult. and Boston to the
28th. f ' •
From Canada.
Since o»tfc last publication we bfcvt? received
a Quebec paper of the 28th ult. It m<ntiona tbV
arrival of 4 or 5^0 more troops.
Barbadoet, Mag Iff.
His Majesty’s ship Li Pique c.ptured'on th«
26th ulr. m the Mo ia passage, the Amerioais
privateer Hawke, of 5 gins *nd 66 men, wind*
arrived thU morning. T/.e enemy left Ameri*
caon the l2rn of that month, and had taken ores
vessel «,ichr. from Nevis bou d to B. fraud**
and wag i the act of bo irding a Swedish
barque when our frigate^ot sight of her. Tltif
schr. » <aidto he a swift sailing vessel.
Albany, August 6.
“ Verbal advice*, by gvntlemen who Ieffl
Buffalo on Tuesday, state that our army
which remained at Erie had received consi
derable reinforcements, and rendered their
position very strong. They had ample meant
of crossing shotlld it become necessary. The
enemy were encamped about four miles be*
Inw Port Erie, and their piquets extended to
the vicinity of the Fort.
" The Canandaigua way-bill of August
4th, haa this note endorsed on it: “sent to
this office by the postmaster at Buffalo, be
cause he had nqt time to mail them, ex
pecting an attack from the Brimh cverjf
moment at that place.”
*' Our correspondent sends us snffte ace
count of the disposition and movement of
troops and 8cc ao«j adds, “ A late Canada
handbill statcstli.it 12,000 men were In ths
river, 400 of whom had arrived at Quebec,
&e. A skirmish of outposts took place on
the lines on Monday, in which we had threw
men wounded.”
“ We have not heard a syllable from or of
the fleet aince it sailed.”
Albany Register Office,
Aug 7—11 A M.
The only information received by the we«»
tern mail of this evening, 1 enclose you in
this letter presuming it may reach you soon*
er by the steam Boat, which leaves here in
the morning, than by mail. The extracts
art all from the Buffalo Gaseue,
Extract of a letter froxa an cjficrr to the
Editor of the Buffalo Gazette, dated
“Fort Eric, July 31, 1814.
I have this moment seen your extra of Ju
ly 28. giving an account of the Battle at
Bridge watar, which Ca^t. Towmmts compa
ny ot artillery is the owly one mentioned.
" It is doe to Maj. Hind mm's battaoM,
to state that he advanced with the 1st b^l*
gade. Wbrn the ecuyn commenced, he re
turned to camp and brought tip Cspis. R»d
> die and Ritchie's* compnries to its support,
i It is to l>e regretted, that the eoemy's poet,
tiaik did not permit our artillery to be aa Ur*
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