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The Pilot (Cazenovia, NY), Wed., May 18, 1814


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Attack on Oswego. - We are correctly informed, that he enemy took from the old fort, eight pieces of cannon, instead of four, as stated in our last; And that no buildings were destroyed, except the barracks. the enemy plundered private property to a considerable amount. Messrs. Beach & Coe, had their store broken and robbed, and are the greatest sufferers.

Gen. Drummond, commanded the expedition. - Sir James Yeo, the naval commander also landed and narrowly escaped with his life, having three musket balls pass thro' his clothes - one thro' his cap. The cap., of the Royal George was severely wounded. All things considered, they paid dear for the whistle.

Our naval stores destined for the Harbor, are at the Falls and Three River Point, mostly at the latter place, 24 miles up the river.

It is reported that the enemy appeared off Oswego on Monday last - most likely for the purpose of intercepting Capt. Woolsey, who is at the Falls with the stores, should he attempt to proceed down to the Harbor - but this brave and indefatigable officer, we trust, will elude the watchful enemy.


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Date of Original:
Wed., May 18, 1814
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GLN.20826
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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The Pilot (Cazenovia, NY), Wed., May 18, 1814