8.15.2014

New York, August 15

NEW YORK, August 15.

CHAUNCEY TRIUMPHANT ON LAKE ONTARIO!
BY THE STEAM BOAT FULTON.
Albany Register Office, Monday August 15.
We have received the following intelligence by a gentleman who arrived last evening in the Stage from Sackett’s Harbor. In a letter dated the 12th inst. from an officer on board the Superior, it is stated that the British fleet are still divided, four of their ships of war having sought refuge under the [illegible] of Niagara, whilst the largest vessels are closely blockaded in the port of Kingston by the gallant Chauncey, who with 5 of his ships are cruising off the Royal Ducks. One of the British ships, for merly the Prince Regent, was cut off by part of our squadron when attempting to reach Niagara. Finding it impossible to escape they run her ashore, abandoned and blew her up.
Sackett’s Harbor is perfectly safe, being under the command of that excellent and vigilant officer Col. Mitchell. Defended by such choice troops and the heroes of Oswego, there is no apprehension of an attack. The troops are in high health and excellent spirits.

 

Published in the Raleigh Register and North Carolina Gazette-August 26, 1814.

 

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