The British attempted, some day last week, to cutout one of our coasters which was lying off the country of Matthews. The militia of that country stood to their arms and beat off the enemy’s barge. One of our men was shot thro’ the thigh: from the different in the show of men which the barge exhibited on going and returning, it was supposed that 8 or 10 of their men were shot down.
The corpses of two British seamen have been found floating on the Bay shore-they were supposed to have been drowned in the desperate attempt to swim from their ship.
Published in the Raleigh Register and North Carolina Gazette-May 28, 1813.