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January 10, 2013

Warships ordered


Accounts from Georgia mention that Maj. Gen. PINCKNEY had set off to take command of the troops destined for Florida, with a view to occupy it for the United States. – United States Gazette.

COMMENT: The Perdido River today marks the boundary between Florida and Alabama. From 1804 the territory known as West Florida (the coastal zone between the Mississippi and the Perdido) was the subject of a boundary dispute between Spain and the United States. It was resolved in 1819 when America acquired all of Florida, and West Florida now constitutes the coastal areas of Alabama, Mississippi, and the eastern portion of Louisiana. American settlers in West Florida had on several occasions sought to secede from Spanish Florida.

Major General Thomas Pinckney (1750-1828) was one of a distinguished South Carolina family. He served as Governor of South Carolina (1787-1789), as Congressman from South Carolina (1797-1801), and as United States Minister to Great Britain (1792-1797). He almost became Vice President in 1796. He served in the Army during the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

British deserters

Ogdensburgh, Dec. 22. Last Sunday evening four British soldiers of the Glengarain [Glengarry?] Regiment, got on board of a boat at Prescot [Prescott] Harbor and pushed off. They were discovered and pursued until within a few rods of the [American] shore, when they called loudly for assistance. The pursuers gave up the chase on observing a number of our soldiers advancing to assist the deserters.

COMMENT: The Glengarry Light Fencible Fegiment, recruited from Glengarry County in Upper Canada (across the St. Lawrence River from Ogdensburg), was formed early in 1812.

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Otsego Herald
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    May 29, 2014

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