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January 2, 2014

Burning Of Niagara-On-The Lake


Burning of Lewiston

Utica Gazette, December 28.... The last western mail brought information that the enemy landed at 5 mile meadows, on Sunday the 19th inst. with a force of about 1000 men including a large body of Indians. They proceeded to Lewiston, which they sacked and burnt, killing such of the inhabitants as were not able to make their escape.... In the mean time, the largest division of the invaders are stated to have taken Fort Niagara by surprise, the garrison of which consisting of about 100 effective men, were put.... [rest of article illegible].

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Ontario Messenger, Dec. 21.... About sunrise this morning a large number of Indians, and perhaps 6 or 700 regulars, (of the enemy) landed at the 5 Mile Meadow—they immediately shewed themselves at Lewiston. We have of course deserted the place. We heard the cannon at Fort Niagara when we left Lewiston. You need not be told that the road is full of women and children. Some of our citizens are taken, others killed.... JONAS HARRISON, NATH’L ALLEN, DAVID S. HALL.

Batavia, Dec. 19, 1813. As the most part of the arms are in Fort Niagara, if that is taken ,we shall have but few public arms in this part of the state, therefore, let every man who has a gun carry it with him, because the enemy are between us and the Fort.... JOSEPH ELLIOTT.....

It will be perceived from the above intelligence, that Fort Niagara is besieged and the enemy between us and the principal depot of arms and ammunition, express should be sent to Canandaigua, to request the commandant of the arsenal to forward arms, ammunition, &c., immediately. DANIEL DAVIS, Lt. Col.....

Caledonia, 20th Dec. 1813, 2 o’clock, P.M. In consequence of the above alarming intelligence, the inhabitants of this and the neighbouring towns, are requested to meet at F. Atwater’s tavern in the village of Canandaigua for the purpose of adopting measures for the relief of our western brethren.....

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