Vessels arrive here [Halifax] daily from the U. States with provisions of every description, and it is well known here and in Canada where I have been, that our situation would have been otherwise in that country, if it were not for the supplies received here from the U. States, forwarded thence [to Canada] from here. —Boston Post.
COMMENT: The enormous quantity of goods (largely food for British troops) smuggled from the United States to Nova Scotia and Canada [then including only what are now the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec] was a major factor in allowing the British to continue the War of 1812.
A HINT — It is known to every Northern man, that Indians, on snow shoes, will travel in the woods, on snow two or three feet deep, at the rate of three or four miles an hour—that the Canadians are equally expert with snow shoes; and it is a fact, that the British troops in Canada are exercised with and taught the use of snow shoes. — Plattsburgh Republican
COMMENT: Presumably the hint, from a Northern New York newspaper, is that American troops should also practice this method of marching during the winter.
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RUFUS DRAPER. Maryland, Nov. 27th, 1813
COMMENT: Rufus Draper (1778-1822) is buried, with a number of relatives, in the Draper Hill Cemetery in Westford.