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December 27, 2012

Indian wars


On October 18, 1812, the U.S. Sloop-of-war Wasp, captained by Jacob Jones (1768-1850), defeated and captured the British Brig-sloop Frolic. The Americans suffered 10 casualties; the British suffered 90. Shortly thereafter the Wasp was in turn captured by the much larger British ship, H.M.S. Poictiers, and its crew taken as prisoners to Bermuda. However, the whole crew was soon released in an exchange of prisoners, Jacob Jones was then named as commander of the captured British Frigate Macedonia.

American treasury

The state of our national treasury is much more flourishing, than under the pressure and burthens of the war, we had any reason to expect. A revenue of ten millions was actually received into it during the year which ended on the 30th of September, in addition to about six millions of the loan authorized last session.

It appears that the whole of the loan has now been subscribed, in despite of the unmanly exertions of opposition to prevent it. The President thinks that the monies now in the treasury, with the current revenue, will enable government “to defray all the expenses of the year, beginning on the 1st Nov. ult.”

The pecuniary pressure of war will therefore be much less felt than the most sanguine politicians ever anticipated. The people will scarcely feel it, even if the contest should be protracted to a distant period. -- Baltimore American.

Haitian invasion?

A letter from Halifax, received at Washington, asserts that PETION, one of the black Chiefs of St. Domingo, has petitioned the British government to land him in the Carolinas or some other part of the American southern Frontier, where he can form a junction with the negroes. We doubt the truth of this article, as Petion’s character, so far as we have understood it, gives the lie to it. -- Albany Register

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