Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), Tuesday, June 8, 1813
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Arrived on Thursday Evening, the 3d inst., from Sacket's Harbor, with a flag of truce, the American schooner Lady of the Lake, bringing the Ladies of Major Dennis and Mr. May Maller Brock, of the 49th Regiment, who were politely accommodated with a passage from Fort George in the Madison, by Commodore Chauncey. - Captain Blackmore, of the 8th King's Regiment, who was left wounded at Sacket's Harbor, also arrived in the Lady of the Lake.
We learn that all of the store houses and arsenals at that place were set on fire, and that the whole of their Marine stores, together with those pillaged at York, have been consumed to ashes. The Officer who was charged with execution of this duty, conceived that all was lost, when the British charged the enemy and drove him to seek shelter in his Block House, immediately set fire to the Magazines, and that an attempt was made to burn the new ship upon the stocks, but unfortunately was not attended with the same success. It is reported that the Officer has been placed in confinement and is to be tried for the premature execution of his orders. A reinforcement of 700 men entered Sacket's Harbor within a few minutes after the British had re-embarked.
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- Richard Palmer
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