Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Jan. 11, 1815
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A letter from Sacket's Harbor, dated Dec. 13, states there has lately arrived at that place, a lieutenant of the British Navy, a deserter from Canada. He commanded the brig Linnet, which was burnt last summer at the head of Lake Ontario, to prevent her falling into our hands. He intends offering his services to our government, and is to be sent to Washington. he is a genteel man in his dress and appearance, thought to be intelligent, and theefore to be distrusted.
He states that the enemy's new frigate at Kingston is nearly ready for launching, and that they have laid down the keel of another ship of the same size as the St. Lawrence, and are collecting large quantities of timber. He further states that they have got out the frames of two frigates near Lake Erie, and intend bringing them down to the Lake and setting them up s soon as the sleighing becomes good. He also states that the enemy are building two 20 gun brigs on Lake Huron. - N.Y. Gazette.
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- Richard Palmer
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