The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Sept. 16, 1812

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On Wednesday last, we were greatly alarmed, by the arrival of an express, with information that the British were landing a large body of troops at the mouth of the Genesee River. The news reached this place about 7 o'clock in the morning. The militia were immediately ordered out in a body, and before noon a great number of troops were assembled in the village ready to march.

Capt. Rees' company of artillery, at this place, had proceeded on their march 2 or 3 miles, when they met the express, contradicting the alarm, and return. Capt. Arnold's company of Cavalry, and Capt. Ireland's company of Riflemen, and one or two companies of militia from Ontario and Seneca counties would have been on their march for the west.

Nothing could exceed the ardor and patriotism of the citizens on this occasion. All were ready to march, without distinction of party, and every one appeared disappointed and displeased, when the message arrived with information that it was a false alarm. We are now convinced, that although we are divided into parties, and disagree with respect to men and measures, in the hour of danger "we are all Federalists - all Republicans."

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.2584 Longitude: -77.60222
Richard Palmer
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Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Sept. 16, 1812