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Col. Wn. Russell, of Vincennes, with 573 men, chiefly volunteers, from Kentucky and Ohio, marched from Villonia on the 25th June, for the purpose of relieving the froatier inhabitants of the savages. In marching through their country four weeks, they succeeded in destroying sixteen of their villages, and a considerable quantity of corn, &c. and returned without the loss of a single man, bringing in several prisoners, and 10 horses which the Indians had pillaged a few days before from the inhabitants,
A Yankee trick.-On the 5th of July, 1813, Com. Lewis, commandant of the flotilla of gun boats at New-York, sent out the fishing smack Yankee, from Musquito cove, for the purpose of taking by stratagem, the sloop Eagle, a tender to the Poictiers of 74 guns, which had been very troublesome to the fishermen off Sandy Hook, where they were cruising. A calf, a sheep, and a goose were purchased and secured on deck; and between 30 and 40 men, well armed with muskets, were secreted in the cabin and fore peak of the smack. Thus prepared, with three men dressed in fisherman's clothes on deck, she put out to sea as if going on a fishing trip. The Eagle on perceiving the smack gave chase, and after coming up with her, seeing she had live stock on deck, ordered her to go down to the Commodore, about five miles distant. The helmsman cried. aye, aye, sir,' and apparently put up the helm for that purpose, which brought her alongside the Eagle, not more than three yards distant. The watch-word, Lawrence, was then given, when the armed men rushed from their hiding places and poured into her a volley of musketry, which struck her crew with dismay, and drove them all into the hold with such precipitancy, that they had not time to strike their colours. The Eagle bad on board a 32 lb. brass howitzer, loaded with shot; but their surprise was so sudden that they had not time to fire it. The crew consisted of a master, one midshipman, and 11 marines from the Poictiers. The prize arrived at Whitehall, amidst the shouts of thous sands who were celebrating the 4th of July.
U. S. Brig Enterprize, Portland, 7th Sept. 1813. (Extract.] SIR-In consequence of the unfortunate deatly of Lieut. William Burrows, late commander of this vessel, it devolves on me to acquaint you with the result of the cruise. After sailing from Portsmouth on the 1st inst. we steered to the eastward; and on the morning of the 3d, off Wood Island, discovered a schooner, which we chased into this harbor, where we anchored. On the morning of the 4th, weighed anchor, and swept out, and continued our course to the eastward. Having received information of several privateers being off Manhagan, we stood for that place; and on the following morning, in the bay near Penguin Point, discovered a brig getting under way,
which appeared to be a vessel of war, and to which we immediately gave chase. She fired several guns, and stood for us, having four ensigns hoisted. After recounoitering and discovering her force, and the nation to which she belonged, we hauled upon a wind to stand out of the bay, and at 3 o'clock shortened sail, tacked to run down with an intention to bring her to elose action. At twenty minutes after 3 P. M. when within half pistol shot, the firing commenced from both, and after being warmly kept up, and with some maneuvreing, the enemy hailed and said they had surrendered, about 4 P. M. I'heir colours being nailed to the masts, could not be hauled down. She proved to be his B. M. brig Boxer, of 14 guns, Samuel Blythe, Esq. commander, who fell in the early part of the engagement, having received a cannon shot through the body. And I am sorry to add that Lieut. Burrows, who had gallantly led us into action, fell also about the same time by a musket ball, which terminated his existence in eight hours.
The Enterprize suffered much in spars and rigging, and the Boxer in spars, rigging, and - hull, having many shots between wind and water.
As no muster roll that can be fully relied on has come into my possession, I cannot exactly state the number killed and wounded on board the Boxer, but from information Beceived from the officers of that vessel, it appears there were between twenty and twenty-five killed, and fourteen
wounded. - Enclosed is a list of the killed and wounded on board the Enterprize. I have the honor to be, &c.
EDWARD R. M'CALL, Senior Officer.
PERRY'S VICTORY. Com. Perry to the Secretary of the Navy. U.S. brig Niagara, Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813. SIR-It has pleased the Almighty to give to the arms of the United States a signal victory over their enemies on this lake. The British squadron covsisting of 2 ships, 2 brigs, 1 schooner, and 1 sloop, have this moment surrendered to the force under my command, after a sharp conflict. I have the honor to be, &c.
O. H. PERRY.
Com. Perry to the Secretary of the Navy.
U.S. Sch. Ariel, Put-in-bay, Sept. 13, 1813. SIR—In my last I informed you that we had captured the enemy's fleet on this lake. Í bave now the honor to give you the most important particulars of the action. On the morning of the Tuth inst. at sun-rise, they were discovered from Put-in-bay, where I lay at anchor with the squadron under my command. We got under weigh, the wind light at S. W. and stood for them. At 10 A. M. the wind hauled to S. E. and brought us to windward; formed the line and bore up. At 15 minutes before twelve, the enemy commenced firing; at 5 minutes before twelve the action commenced on our part. Finding their fire very destructive, owing to their long guns, and its being mostly directed at the Lawrence, I made sail, and directed the other vessels to follow for the purpose of closing with the enemy. Every brace and bowline being soun shot away, she became unmanageable, notwithstanding the great exertions of the sailing-master. In this situation sbe sus
my observation evinced the greatest gallantry, and I have
tained the action upwards of two hours witbin canister distance, until every gun was rendered useless, and the greater part of her crew either killed or wounded. Finding she could no longer annoy the enemy, I left her in charge of Lieut. Yarmall, who, I was convinced from the bravery already displayed by bim, would do what would comport with the honor of the flag: At half past two, the wind springing up, Capt. Elliot was enabled to bring his vessel, the Niagara, gallantly into close action; I immediately went on board of her, when he anticipated my wish by volunteering to bring the schooners which had been kept astern by the lightness of the wind, into close action. It was with unspeakable pain that I saw soon after I got on board the Niagara, the flag of the Lawrence come down, although I was perfectly sensible that she had been detended to the last, and that to have continued to make a show of resistance would have been a wanton sacrifice of the remains of her brave crew. But the enemy was not able to take possession of her, and circumstances soon permitted her flag again to be hoisted. At 45 minutes past two, the signal was made for close action. The Niagara, being very little injured, I determined to pass through the enemy's lines, bore up and passed ahead of their two ships and a brig, giving a raking fire to them from the starboard guns, and to a large schooner, and sloop, from the farboard side, at half pistol-shot distance. The smaller vessels at this time having got within
grape and canister distance, under the direction of Capt. Elliot, and keeping up a well directe ed fire, the 2 ships, a brig, and a schooner, surrendered, a schooner and sloop making a vain attempt to escape,
Those officers and men who were immediately under
no doubt that all others conducted themselves as became American officers and seamen. Lieut. Yarnall, first of the Lawrence, although several times wounded, refused to quit the deck.
I have the honor to enclose you a statement of the rela. tive force of the squadrons. The Capt. and first Lieut. of the Queen Charlotte, and first Lieut. of the Detroit were killed-Capt. Barclay, senior officer, and the commander of the Lady Prevost, severely wounded. The commander of the Hanter and Chippeway slightly wounded. Their
Joss ju killed and wounded I have not been able to ascer-
0. H. PERRY .
U. S. Sch. Ariel, Put-in-bay, Sept. 13, 1813. SIR-I have caused the prisoners taken on the 10th inst. to be landed at Sandusky, and have requested Gen. Harrison to have them marched to Chilicothe, and there wait until your pleasure shall be known respecting them.
T'he Lawrence has been so entirely cut up, it is absolutely necessary she should go into a safe harbor; I have therefore directed Lieut. Yarnall to proceed to Erie in her, with the wounded of the fleet, and dismantle and get her over the bar as soon as possible.
The two ships in a heavy sea this day at anchor lost their masts, being much injured in the action. I shall haul them into the inner bay at this place and moor them for the present. The Detroit is a remarkably fine ship, sails well, and is very strongly built. The Queen Charlotte is a much superior vessel to what has been represented. The Lady Prevost is a large fine schooner.
Force of the American squadron.
Scorpion 2—Somers 4-Trippe 1-Tigress 1--Porcu-
Force of the British squadron.
The exact number of the enemy's force has not been as-
0. H. PERRY. AMERICAN LOSS, Killed 27-wounded 96.
British loss not known.
CAPTURE OF MALDEN.
H. Q. Amherstburg, Sept. 23, 1813. SIR-I have the honor to inform you that I landed the army under my command about 3 miles below this place at 3