The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Aug. 24, 1814

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From Sacket's Harbor

From the Correspondent of the Herkimer American.

Sacket's Harbor, Aug. 6.

Report says from 50 to 90 boats passed Prescott on Wednesday last, loaded with troops for Kingston.

August 7. - 4 o'clock P.M.

A flag of truce has just arrived from Kingston, with 18 prisoners, citizens taken on board a small schooner and sundry boats.

One of them reports that they wee kept 3 days, 2 days in town, and one day on board the Prince Regent - that all the enemy's fleet excepting four ships had gone up the lake with troops - that there are not to exceed 1,200 troops at Kingston, and that the new ship would not be ready under 5 or 6 weeks.

We have information from Ogdensburgh, which is believed to be correct, that the commanding officer at Prescott has notified the inhabitants of that place, that they must leave the place and remove every thing they wish to save within five days, as they should then take possession and fortify, and should convert the houses into barracks for the reception of troops.

A Mr. Wells, silversmith of this place is said to have gone to Canada, via Ogdensburg, and has carried with him one of our newly invented repeating guns, which he has learnt to make.

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Richard Palmer
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Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Aug. 24, 1814