The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), October 6, 1812

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On Thursday night last a boat with 40, and a barge with 30 men, from the British brig Royal George, which lay off, came into the mouth of the Genesee river and cut away the fastenings of two vessels and towed them out without any opposition. One of them was a schooner, the Lady Murray, owned by captain William McKinstry, of Penfield, in this county; the other a small vessel used as a United States revenue-cutter. The next morning the British boat returned to the store-house of Mr. Spaulding and required the sails and rigging belonging to the schooner which had been dismantled. Finding they were in the store-house, they entered and took them. They were also about taking a barrel of whiskey; but on Mr. Spaulding telling them it was private property, and that he would give them two gallons to drink, they departed, declaring that they wished to take nothing but vessels, or such other property as would lessen our means of operating against Canada.

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Same report in: Boston, Boston Gazette, October 15, 1812.  
Baltimore, The Weekly Register v3 #8 October 24, 1812
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October 6, 1812
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Gary M. Gibson
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Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), October 6, 1812