Communicated to the Editors of the Baltimore Telegraph.
Extract from letters received by a gentleman in this city, from his correspondent in St. Francisville.“St. Francisville, (Miss.) Jan. 1.
“Our country is all bustle and confusion-the enemy under the command of Maj. Gen. Keene, supposed to be the advance guard of Lord Hill, made their appearance within 7 miles of New-Orleans on Friday 23d Dec. when they were met by Gen. Jackson with a force of 4000 men, an action immediately ensued, and Jackson succeeded in driving them off the field of battle, after killing and wounding many of them, their force was estimated at about 7000 men, they fought like men, but the force under Jackson, like devils. The particulars we have not ascertained, I must therefore refer you to Gen. Jackson’s official report for particulars. The militia here and in the Mississippi territory are ordered out enmasse, except about 100 men for the protection of our homes and to keep down the negroes.”
Published in the Maryland Gazette-February 2, 1815.