September 14, 1814
COMMODORE JOHN RODGERS TO SECRETARY OF THE NAVY JONES
Baltimore Weds 14th 1814
The enemy has been severely drubbed as well his Army as his Navy & is now retiring down the river after expending many rounds of shot from 1800 to 2000 shells & at least 7 or 8 hundred rockets.
With great respect I have the honor to be Sir
Your obedient Servant
I shall give you a more particular account as soon as I get a little rest
Genl Ross of the B Army is said to be mortally wounded—