“You will have heard, I presume of the landing of the British here, and of an action which took place last Friday, in which it is thought they suffered much. Since that time our army has entrenched itself very strongly and advantageously about 5 miles from town. Last Wednesday the enemy attacked our lines, but were repulsed with considerable loss; ours trifling. Previous to the attack, they succeeded in destroying a column belonging to us by means of their artillery, of which they have a few small pieces.“In this state the affairs rest-the Kentucky troops being momently expected, which, added to our previous force, puts the country, I conceive entirely out of danger.
Published in the Maryland Gazette-February 2, 1815.