The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), Wed., July 7, 1813

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A daring and well planned Enterprize under the command of Commodore Sir James Yeo, for surprising the American Squadron under their Batteries at Sacket's Harbor, was undertaken on Wednesday last, but given up in consequence of discovering that a desertion had taken place from the party to the Enemy.

Our brave tars, with a small detachment of the Royal Scots, and 100th Regiment, lay concealed in the woods, within ten miles of the Enemy's Squadron the whole of Thursday, and the attack was to have taken place on that night.

While the part was retiring the next morning, Commodore Chauncey with his whole Squadron got under weigh, and stood out of Sacket's Harbor, but our bravce fellows, notwithstanding they had a distance of over forty miles to row, effected their return to Kingston without difficulty or loss.

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Richard Palmer
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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), Wed., July 7, 1813