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AMERICAN LOSS.
Killed 21-wounded 84--missing 50.

BRITISH LOSS.
Killed 39-wounded 112m-prisoners 35.

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Gen. Lewis to the Secretary of War.

Sackett's Harbor, July 20, 1813. [Extract] SIR–Our fleet has gone out of the inner harbor, and appearances are in favor of its going to sea in 48 hours at farthest.

A little expedition of volunteers from the country, to which, by the advice of Com. Chauncey, I lent 40 soldiers, sailed from hence three days since on board of two small row boats, with a six pounder each, to the head of the St. Lawrence, where they captured a fine gun boat mounting a 24 pounder, 14 balteaux loaded with ammunition, 4 offipers, and 61 men. Two of our schooners went out and convoyed them in.

Gen. Harrison to the Secretary of War.

H. Q. Seneca, August 5, 1813. -> I have the honor to enclose you Major Croghan's report of the attack upon fort Stephenson, which has this moment come to hand. With great respect, &c.

W. H. HARRISON. Major Croghan to Gen. Harrison.

Eower Sandusky, August 5, 1813. Dear Sir.I have the honor to inform you that the combined force of the enemy, amounting to at least 500 regulars and seven or eight hundred Indians, under the immediate command of Gen. Proctor, made its appearance before this place, early on Sunday evening last, and as soon as the Gen. had made such a disposition of his troops as would cut off my retreat, should I be disposed to make one, he sent Col. Elliot, accompanied by Major Chambers, with a flag, to demand the surrender of the fort, as he was anxious to spare the effusion of blood, which he should probably not have in his power to do, should he be reduced to the necessity of taking the place by storm. My answer to the summons was, that I was determined to defend the place to the last extremity, and that no force howevet.

large, should induce me to surrender it. So soon as the flag had returned, a brisk fire was opened upon us from the gun

boats in the river and from a 5 1-2 inch howitzer on shore, which was kept up with little intermission throughout the night. At an early hour the next morning, three sixes (which had been placed during the night within 250 yards of the pickets) began to play upon us, but with little effect. About 4 o'clock P. M. discovering that the fire from all his guns were concentrated against the north-western angle of the fort, I became confident that his object was to make a breach, and attempt to storm the works at that point. I therefore ordered out as many aren as could be employed for the purpose of strengthening that part, which was so effectually secured by means of bags of flour, sand, &c. that the picketing suffered little or no injury; notwithstanding which, the enemy about500, having forined in a close column advanced to assault our works at the expected point, at the same time making two feints on the front of Capt. Hunter's Lines. The column which advanced against the north-westerm apgle, consisting of aboui 350 men, was so enveloped in smoke, as not to be discovered until it had approached within 18 or 20 paces of the lines, but the men being all at their posts and ready to receive it, commenced so heavy and galling a fire as to throw the column a little in: to confusion; being quickly rallied it advanced to the outer works and began to leap into the ditch. Just at that moment a fire of grape was opened from our 6 pounder (wlich had been previously arranged so as to rake in that direction) which together with the musketry, threw them into such confusiou that they were compelled to retire precipitately to the woods.

During the assault, which lasted about half an hour, an incessant fire was kept up by the enemy's artillery (which consisted of five sixes and a howitzer) but without effect. Seventy stand of arms, and several braces of pistols have been collected near the works. About three in the morning the enemy sailed down the river, leaving behind then a boat containing clothing and considerable military stores. Yours with respect, &c.

G. CROGHAN.
AMERICAN LOSS.
Killed 1-wounded 7.

BRITISH LOSS.
Killed 32-wounded 98-prisoners 25.

By a letter from Gov. Huntington, dated Loner San. dusky, Aug. 4, it appears that Major Croghan's force was

, 260, and that of the enemy, 800. It further states that the enemy lost 40 men killed in the ditch with Lieut. Colonel Short, and several officers; and about the same number of regulars while advancing to the attack, besides Indians. Our loss was one killed, and five wounded.The enemy 83 killed and 25 prisoners. .

• What will Gen. Proctor say, when he finds he has been bafiled by a youth but just passed his 21st year. He is, however, a Hero worthy of his gallant uncle, Gen. George R. Clarke.' [See Gen. Harrison loʻthe Secretary of War.]

LOSS OF THE CHESAPEAKE.
Lieut. Budd to the Secretary of the Navy.

Halifax, June 15, 1813. SIR-The unfortunate death of Capt. James Lawrence; and Lieut. Augustus C. Ludlow, has rendered it my duty to inform you of the capture of the late U. States frigate Chesapeake.

On Tuesday, June 1, at 8, A. M. we uomoored ship and at meridian got under way from President's Roads, with a light wind from the southward and westward, and proceeded on a cruise. A ship was then in sight in the offing which had the appearance of a ship of war, and which, from information received from pilot boats and craft, we believed to be the British frigate Shannon. We made sail in chase and cleared ship for action. At half past 4 P. M. she hove to, with her head to the southward and eastward. At á, took in the royals and top-gallaut-sails and at half past five hauled the courses up. About 15 minutes before 6, the action cominenced within pistol shot. The first broadside did great execution on both sides, damaged our rigging, killed among others Mr. White the the sailing master, and wounded Capt. Lawrence. In about 12 minutes after the commencement of the action, we fell on board of the enemy and immediately after one of our arm chests on the quarter-deck was blown up by a hand grenade thrown from the enemy's ship. In a few minutes one of the Capts. aids came on the gun deck to inform me thatthe boarders were called. Iimmediately called the boarders away and proceeded to the spar deck, where

I found that enemy had succeeded in boarding us and had gained possession of our quarter deck. I immediately gave orders to haul on board the fore tack, for the purpose of shooting the ship clear of the other, and then made an attempt to regain the quarter deck, but was wounded and thrown dowu on the gun deck. I again made an effort to collect the boarders, but in the mean time the enemy had gained complete possession of the ship. On my being carried down to the cock-pit, I there found Capt. Lawrence and Lieut. Ludlow both mortally wounded; the former bad been carried below previously to the ship's being boarded; the latter was wounded in attempting to repel the boarders. Among those who fell early in the action was Mr. Edward J. Ballard, the 4th Lieut, and Lieut. James Broom of marines.

I herein enclose to you a return of the killed and wounded, by which you will perceive that every officer, upon whom the charge of the ship would devolve, was either killed or wounded previously to her capture,

The Shannon had, in addition to her full complement, an officer and 16 men belonging to the Belle Poule, and a part of the crew belonging to the Tenedos. I have the honor to be, &c.

GEORGE BUDD.
AMERICAN LOSS.
Killed 60-wounded 86.

BRITISH LOSS.
Killed 27-wounded 58.

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Com. Chauncey to Secretary of the Navy.

U.S. S. Gen. Pike, off Niagara, Aug. 4, 1813. [Extract.] SIR--On the 25th I was joined by the Pert, and on the 27th by the Lady of the Lake, with guides, and Capt. Crane's company of artillery, and Col. Scott, who had very handsomely volunteered for the service After conversing with Col. Scott upon the subject; it was thought advisable to take on board 250 Infantry, which by the extraordinary exertions of that excellent officer, were embarked before six o'clock the next morning and arrived and anchored in the harbor of York, at about 3 P. M. on the 31st, run the schooners into the upper harbor, landed the marines and soldiers under the command of Col. Scott,

without opposition, found several hundred barrels of flour and provisions in the public storehouse, five pieces of cannon, eleven boats, and a quantity of shot, shells, and other. stores, all which were either destroyed or brought away. On the 1st inst, just after receiving on board all the vessels could take, I directed the barracks and the public storehouses to be burnt ; we then re-embarked the men and proceeded for this place, where I arrived yesterday. Between 4 and 500 men left York for the head of the lake two days before we arrived there. Some few prisoners were taken, some of whom were paroled, the others have been landed at Fort George. I have the honor to be, &c.

ISAAC CHAUNCEY.

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CAPTURE OF THE DOMINICO.
Capt. John H. Dent to the Secretary of the Navy.

Charleston, Aug. 21, 1813. [Extract.] I have the honor to inform you that the privateer schooner Decatur, of this port, arrived here yesterday, with H. B. M. schooner Dominico, her prize.

She was captured on the 15th inst. after a most gallant and desperate action of one hour, and carried by boarding, having all her officers killed or wounded except one midshipman. The Dominico mounts 15 guns, one a 32 pounder on a pivot, and had a complement of 88 men.

She was one of the best equipped and manned vessels of her class I have ever seen The Decatur mounts 7 guns; and had a complement of 103 men. I have the honor to be, &c.

JOHN H. DENT.
AMERICAN LOSS.
Killed 5—wounded 14.

BRITISH LOSS.
Killed 18-wounded 42-prisoners 70.

Burning of Sodus, N. Y.-Sodus was the first town burnt in this war. This was a handsome little village of about 40 houses.' The British appeared off the place, the 17th June, 1813, but finding a considerable militia force, put off into the Lake. The militia were disbanded on the 20th when the enemy again returned, and effected a landing.

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