8.23.2014

Letter from Admiral Cockburn to Admiral Cochrane

August 23, 1814
Admiral Cockburn prepares to assist in the on attack Washington DC
REAR ADMIRAL GEORGE COCKBURN, R.N., TO VICE ADMIRAL SIR ALEXANDER F. I. COCHRANE, R.N.
Head Quarters Upper Marlborough
23 August 1814
My dear Sir
I wrote you a hasty Note from my Boat yesterday as I thought it would be a great Relief to you to know of the Flotilla being actually disposed of. I learnt in the Evening that the general had occupied this Place, I came here this Morning to consult with him & learn his future Plans, & I find he is determined (in consequence of the Information he has received & what he has Observed of the Enemy), to push on towards Washington, which I have confident Hopes he will give a good account of.
I shall accompany him & of course afford him every Assistance in my Power. I yesterday took One of the Gun Boats unhurt, which will make is a good Vessel for these Waters— I likewise took several light Schooners which are loading Tobacco at Pig Point. …
My dear Sir Most truly Yours
G: Cockburn

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