The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Oct. 16, 1814


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FROM SACKET'S HARBOR

Extract of a letter from an officer at Sacket's Harbor to a gentleman in Albany, dated Oct. 12.

"We are still fortifing this post with breast-works, that surround the whole Harbor, and a new battery that will mount sixteen 44's. We are in daily expectation of an attack from the enemy, by land and water. The fleet is in port. I think this post can be defended against any force the enemy can bring against us. The force at this post is about four thousand militia and one thousand regulars, and a large force of militia coming on, some of which have already arrived. Gen. Collins arrived some time since, and has assumed the command of the whole, being the senior officer."


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Date of Original:
Wed., Oct. 16, 1814
Local identifier:
GLN.5569
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Oct. 16, 1814