Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Sept. 14, 1814
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From the Correspondent of the Herkimer American.
Sacket's Harbor, Aug. 30.
We have just heard from the fleet, and have also heard the unfortunate news of Lieut. Gregory having been wounded and captured. he was sent by Commodore Chauncey with ten men in a Gig, to destroy a raft of timber somewhere in the bay of Quinta, that was intended for the enemy's shipyard at Kingston. Lt. Gegory succeeded in finding the raft, and while in the act of destroying it, was surrounded and attacked by about 40 of the enemy. Notwithstanding their superiority, he fought them at close quarters about ten minutes, when he was caried by the bayonet. Almost every man of his corps was wounded - some mortally; Midshipman E.B. Hart was killed. He as the only officer with Lt. G. and was as fine a young officer as the Navy could boast.
The three brigs, Jefferson, Sylph, and Oneida have sailed again for the head of the lake; having taken in six week's provisions. The rest of the fleet continue at their station at the Ducks.
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- Richard Palmer
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