Orlando Benton (1790-1813) of Unadilla, was appointed an Attorney in 1812. He had fallen ill in 1812, and was taken by his brother to the seacoast of Connecticut, in hopes that the sea air would help him. It didn’t.
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Erie, August 6, 1813. Yesterday our flotilla got safe over the bar — This morning about sun rise, Commodore Perry weighed anchor, and sailed towards Long Point, in pursuit of the enemy. The schooners Ohio and Amelia, and sloop Trippe, brought from Black Rock this summer, each carrying one gun, have been left behind for want of offices and crew.
COMMENT: The result would be the Battle of Lake Erie, on Sept. 10, 1813, perhaps the most important American victory of the War of 1812.