The enemy made a most obstinate resistance, but were at length compelled to yield to superior numbers. No quarter was given, and but one escaped!
The fruits of this victory, to tell the plain truth, were FIVE WOLVES! for the scalps of each of which the fortunate conquerors will receive twenty instead of six dollars.
COMMENT: There was a bounty paid, to encourage the killing of wolves (which were then considered a dangerous, rather than an endangered, species).
A letter from York-Town, Virginia, of the 4th inst. states, This village was yesterday visited by a dreadful conflagration ... The fire commenced at Mrs. Gibbons’s white house at the upper end of the town and in a short time our village presented a view of one continued flame! Thirty eight buildings are consumed with our public ones, and the portion of the town under the hill is one universal scene of desolation. Many of our inhabitants have lost their all — our Court-House, Church, Mrs. Judith Nelson’s large building all in ashes.
COMMENT: Much of this town, famous for the battle that ended the American Revolution, was destroyed — including most of its then well-known early American buildings. The town is now, in 2014, preparing to “celebrate” the 200th anniversary of the occasion on March 4.