The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary (Schooner), 13 Jul 1812

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FROM DETROIT - Judge Porter of Schlosser, arrived in this village last evening from Detroit, to whose politeness we are indepted for the following information:
That when we left Detroit the 29th. ult. Gen. Hull was strongly fortified in Canada, nearly opposite detroit - his whole force was about 3,000 - his intention was not to act offensively till he should have received reinforcements from ther Governors of Kentucky and Ohio, to whom he had sent 'expresses' for 2,000 soldiers and which were daily expected.
      Judge Porter further stated, that information was received at Detroit, that about 30 British soldiers, under the command of an Officer, and 100 Indians, of the Sioux tribe, with two pieces of artillery, on the night between the 12th. and the 13th. of July last, landed on the Island of Michillimackinak, and in the morning demanded the surrender of the Fort which, after a few hours deliberation, was given up - Two American vessels, the MARY, Capt. Rough, and SALINA, Cpat. Dobbins, were taken possession of - The Americans had not received the declaration of war.
Two sloops, the ERIE and FRIENDS GOODWILL, Captains Norton and Lee had left Mackina for Chicago, on return will undoubtedly be taken possession of by the British and the Indians.
      Buffalo Gazette
      August 11, 1812

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Mary (Schooner), 13 Jul 1812