The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Sept. 21, 1814

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A letter from Sacket's Harbor, dated the 2d inst. states, that a British mail from Kingston to Montreal was taken and brought to the Harbor on Wednesday the 31s ult. and sent by express to Gen. Brown that the British threatened an attack on the Harbor with a powerful force; that the troops which had been landed at Gravelly Point (and reported to be 4,000) were only 8 boat loads, instead of 50. All the fleet were out except the Jones. - Albany Argus, Sept. 9.Herkimer American, Sept. 22, 1814


Sacket's Harbor, Sept. 18, 1814.

Our four ships arrived in this port yeserday afternoon; and the two brigs Jones and Jefferson, arrived last evening - having left the head of the Lake in consequence of an uncommon gale of wind which hey experienced from the N.E. on Monday and Tuesday last, in which the Jefferson, Capt. Ridgley, was obliged o throw overboard ten of her guns, and was, I understnd, somewhat injured in her spars.

The Jones, Capt. Woolsey, succeeded in getting clear without any loss.- The brig Sylph, and schrs. Lady of the Lake and Conquest are yet out, and as the wind is blowing very severely from the westgward this day, I am afraid they will fare hard, unless they are in some harbor. Several small vessels have dragged their anchors, even in this harbor, since morning.

The enemy's new ship at Kingston, had got her masts in before our ships left that station.

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Richard Palmer
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Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), Wed., Sept. 21, 1814