Extract of a letter from an officer at Sacket's Harbor, to his friend in Waterford
- Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Dec. 30, 1813
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Extract of a letter from an officer at Sacket's Harbor, to his friend in Waterford, dated Nov. 29.
"Thursday the 26th, slipped off the stocks; the new U. States ship Madison, under the discharge of 18 guns from the brig Oneida, and the huzzas of thousands on board the fleet, and on the shore. She is a fine ship, and we flatter ourselves, will be able to lay along side the Royal George. The keel of this vessel was laid on the 2d of October, and her burthen is 503 tons; pierced for 13 guns on a side, and 2 stern-chasers - 28 guns.
"The lake has become very boisterous and our fleet have not ventured out since my last, and it is in my mind a matter of much doubt whether they make another cruise this season. "
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- Dec. 30, 1813
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New York, United States
- Richard Palmer
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes