NEW-YORK, MARCH 31.-“The following Resolutions in honor of our last Naval Victory, were last evening proposed in the Common Council, by Mr. Lawrence, one of the members, and adopted by the Board.“The Common Council of the city of New-York, being fully convinced that a naval establishment is important to the protection of our commerce, and to the defence of our country; and viewing the late capture of the British sloop of war Peacock, by the American sloop of war Hornet, as reflecting the brightest honor on the intrepidity and skill of Captain Lawrence, his officers ard crew; aud being at all time solicitous to offer the meed of their applause to those of our gallant officers who thus eminently deserve it-they avail themselves of the present occasion, to present the thanks of the citizens of New-York, to the officers and crew who achieved this splendid victory.
“Resolved, That the Freedom of the City he presented to Capt. Lawrence, together with a piece of plate with appropriate devices and inscription, and that his honor the Recorder he requested to forward the same, with a copy of this Resolution.
“Resolved, That in testimony of the high sense which the Common Council entertain of the conduct of the crew of the U. States sloop of war Hornet, by the capture of his Britannic Majesty’s sloop of war Peacock, in the unexampled short period of 15 minutes, that the Common Council will give a Public Dinner to the gallant crew of the U.S. sloop of war Hornet.
“Extract from the minutes.
“J. MORTON, Clerk.”
Published in the Boston Weekly Messenger-April 9, 1813.