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DURING THE YEARS 1812, 1813, AND,1814.

BY G. AUCHINLECK,

TERRUX QUO GRAVES PERSÆ VELIUS PERIRENT.”

TORONTO:
PUBLISHED BY MACLEAR AND CO., 16 KING STREET EAST.

1855

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

U. Štates.--The War declared simultaneously

Preliminary Remarks.-The Berlin Decree.-- with the Invasion of Russia.--The British North

Rigorous execution of the Decree.-British Or- American Provinces the main object of the War.

der in Council, 7th January, 1807.-The Order

in Council though strictly just, not perbaps the

CHAPTER IV.

best course open to the British Government.-

The United States raiso no voice against Buona-

Attempts to induce the belief that the war

parte's Decree. - The

affair of the Chesapeake, June 18 to July 12, 1812.- Declaration of Hos-

was only unpopular with the minority; from

22nd June, 1807.-Right of Search. --Some

merchant vessels of the United States under tilities.-Spirit which actuated Canadians,-

British Convoy.–British Order in Council,

11th although from a knowledge of their weakness

Nov., 1807, and Milan Decree.- Distressing

it might lead them to deprecate hostilities, yet

predicament of the U. States.- Plea advanced not adverse to Great Britain.-Remarks on the

by France, and repeated

by the United States. Address of the Assembly of Upper Canada, on

Liberality of the British Government before the the Declaration of War.- State of feeling in

Perlin and Milan Decrees.-Embargo Act of Lower Canada.--First hostile demonstration;

United States Congress, 25th Dec., 1807.-Mr. 12th July, 1812.-Movements of Colonel 8t.

Rose's Mission.-Public feeling in the United George. ---Conduct of our Indian Allies. --Gen'i

States unfriendly to Great Britian. --Additions Brock, with a body of Volunteers, leaves York

to the U. s. troops voted by Congress, with for the scene of action, and arrives on the 13th

supplies.-Effeet of the Embargo. —Non-inter-August.Offensive and Retaliatory Measures

course Act, 1st March, 1808.

at once adopted by General Brock.- Capitulation

of General Hull, and fate of Detroit.-Effects

produced on Canadians by these unboped for

CHAPTER II.

Mr. Madison's Inauguration, 4th March,

1809.-Negotiation of Mr. Erskine with Mr.

CHAPTER V.

Madison.-Rejoicing in the United States.--

Mr. Erskine's arrangement disavowed by the

Naval encounters at sea-General remarks

British Government.-Mission and Recall of on.-First objects of the War; chase of Belvi-

Mr. Jackson. Decree of Rambouillet ; May dera; escape of English homeward-bound

fleet

18th, 1810.—Pretended Revocation of the of West Indiamen.- Manning of American fleet,

French Decrees; 1st November, 1810.-French

as compared with that of the British.—Captain

Seizures and Burnings still continued. --Mr. Porter's inhuman treatment of an English sailor.

Pinckney's

departure from London; 1st March, forces ; loss of the Guerrière ; Frolic and Wasp;

-First consequences of the meeting of unequal

1811.-Engagement between the United States Macedonian and United States ; Java and Con-

frigate President, and His Brittannic Majesty's

sloop of war Little Belt; 16th May, 1811.-stitution, December 29th.-Effect of these suc-

The President's War Message ; 4th November,

on the American people.—Measureg

1811.-— Report of Committee on Foreign Affairs, adopted by the British Government.—American

recommending the raising of 10,000 regulars list of captures made.-American President's

and 50,000 militia ; 29th November, 1811.-

Message, November 4.

Numbers voted increased to 25,000 regular

troops ; 12th January, 1812.-Was there, to

CHAPTER VI.

any extent, à secret understanding between the

General Brock returns to York.-Compli-

United States and France ?

mentary and congratulatory letters received by

General Brock; Col. Baynes' opinion of General

CHAPTER III.

Hull.-General situation of affairs; the effects

Papers relating to Henry's Mission communi- of the armistice upon them. The armistice and
cated to Congress by the President, on the 5th the subsequent policy pursued.- Arrival of In-
March.—Ninety Days' Embargo; 4th April.-dians, as a reinforcement, at Detroit.-Capturo
President's Message ; 1st June.- War declared of the “Detroit” and “Caledonia" by the
on the 18th, and persisted in, although intelli- Americans.-Escape of General Brock.--Expe-
gence subsequently arrives of the Repeal of the dition against Fort Wayne ; abandonment of
Orders in Council.—The War of 1812, '13, and enterprise.--Despatch of Sir George Prevost to
'14, a War of Aggression on the part of the Sir Isaac Brock.

cesses

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