The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sackett's Harbor
Niles Weekly Register, April 25, 1814

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Sackett's Harbor . - Navy and army orders. - The commanding officers of the army, from recent information, know that the enemy have spies in and about the harbor. To detect and bring them to punishment is the duty of every good and honest citizen.

Any person or persons who will apprehend and cause them to be prosecuted to conviction through the commanding officer of the navy or army, shall receive five hundred dollars. Every officer in the navy and army is ordered to apprehend all suspicious persons and every citizen is earnestly requested to report such persons to the navy or army, that they may be immediately secured.

ISAAC CHAUNCEY, Commodore, &c.
J. HINDMAN, Com. detach. U.S. army

Extract of orders - Sackett's Harbor, April 7.

"Sir - You are hereby noticed, that upon the first appearance of the enemy with design to attack your house will be destroyed.

"You must be aware, sir, that this order proceeds only from the good of the service, your house being contiguous to our defences. The government will, no doubt, remunerate you for any losses you may sustain in the destruction of your house.

J. HINDMAN, Com. detach. U.S. army

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April 25, 1814
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.94923 Longitude: -76.12076
Richard Palmer
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Sackett's Harbor