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  • Great Naval Victory Letter from Com. Perry to Secretary of the Navy, 13th Sept., 1813.

    October 3, 2013

  • MAN MISSING NOAH PRESTON, an inhabitant of Camden, in the county of Oneida, being subject to turns of mental derangement, on Saturday the 11th [September] left his home and family, and after strolling around the fields and woods of his own town, was at last recognized by an old acquaintance, on Oneida creek, near Oneida Castle on the same night, and since which time he has not been seen or heard of.

    September 26, 2013

  • Magnanimity We cannot help calling the attention of our readers to the noble conduct of Croghan and his brave associates at Sandusky, after repulsing the enemy ... The enemy had sought their lives, had openly menaced their extermination, had declared that he would give no quarter.

    September 19, 2013

  • Otsego men drafted Agreeably to General Orders ... received last evening ... by Lieut. Col. Elijah M. Metcalf, of this village, it appears that this county has to furnish as its quota of Artillery, 1 captain, 2 first lieutenants, 2 second do., 5 sergeants, 6 corporals, 1 drummer, 1 fifer, and 90 privates, total 108,whom we understand, by Col. are to rendezvous in this village, as soon as they can be organized ...

    September 12, 2013

  • Water atrocities Brig. Gen. George McClure (1771-1851), of the New York Militia, committed one of the worst American atrocities in the War of 1812, when on Dec.10, 1813, while evacuating Fort George in Upper Canada, he burned the nearby town of Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake), giving no notice, and leaving its 400 women and children stranded in the snow.

    September 5, 2013

  • A brave patriot? Bravery and Good Fortune. An obliging friend at Braintrim [Wyoming County, PA] has favored us with a letter, written to him from the Genesee -- from which we have extracted the following account, the authenticity of which we have no reason to question.

    August 29, 2013

  • Cooper cannons sink We are informed that a Floating Battery, in the form of an Octagon, constructed under the superintendance of Mr. William Cooper, formerly of this village, was stove to pieces on its way from Oswego to Sacket’s harbor, the fore part of July. It is said that 15 men were navigating it, one or two of whom were drowned, and the remainder considerably injured. It is stated to have been built at the expense and risk of Mr. Cooper, and to have cost about 5000 dollars â€"intended to have carried 16 heavy guns.

    August 22, 2013

  • Americans imprisoned Facts are daily transpiring tending to show the extent and enormity of this practice upon the seamen of our country. No man not lost to every sense of shame, can resist the mass of testimony which is daily unfolding; or longer view with indifference, unless his bosom has become callous as well to every impulse of humanity, as to the glow of patriotism.

    August 15, 2013

  • All local items From the subscriber on the night of the 30th [July] Henry Yagers, an indented apprentice (Mulatto) about 17 years old, very large of his age, about 5 feet 8 or 10 inches high, thick set, his hair short and naturally curled.

    August 8, 2013

  • U.S. Marines JAMES BROOM, first lieutenant of marines on board the Chesapeake, about 24 years of age, was killed in the action with the Shannon on the 1st of June. He was born at Wilmington in the state of Delaware.

    August 1, 2013