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Barrie with the gun-boats had secured that 98th; Captains Gell and Coaker, of the 29th ; below the hill. Upon this occasion 20 pieces and Captain Ward, of the 7th battalion 60th of cannon fell into our hands, of the naval regiment. The royal artillery was directed and military force, the return of which I in the most judicious manner by Lieutenant enclose;* after which Captain Barrie and Garston, from whom I derived the ablest myself determined on pursuing the enemy support. I cannot speak too highly of towards Bangor, which place we reached Captain Carter and the officers and marines without opposition; and here two brass under his directions. Ile moved them in the 3-pounders, and three stands of colours, fell ablest manner to the annoyance of the into our possession. Brigadier-general Blake enemy, and so as to meet my fullest apalso in this town, surrendered himself pri- proval. soner; and, with other prisoners to the
Nothing could exceed the zeal and perseamount of 121, were admitted to their
verance of Lieutenants Symonds, Botely, paroles. Eighty prisoners taken at Ilampden and Slade, and Mr. Sparling, of the Royal are in our custody. The loss sustained by Navý, with the detachment of seamen under the enemy I have not had in my power their command. correctly to ascertain ; report states it to be from 30 to 40 in killed, wounded, and From Captain Barrie I have received the missing
allest assistance and support; and it is to
his masterly arrangemeut of the plan that I Our own loss, I am happy to add, is but
feel indebted for its success. Nothing could small; viz., 1 rank and file, killed ; 1 cap- be more cordial than the co-operation of the tain, 7 rank and file, wounded; 1 rank and naval and military forces on this service in file, missing. Captain Gell, of the 29th, was wounded when leading the column, which deprived me of his active and useful assist- Captain Carnegie, of the Royal Navy, who ance; but, I am happy to add, he most handsomely volunteered his services recovering
with this expedition, was in action with the
troops at Hampden; and I feel most particuI cannot close this despatch without men- Tarly indebted to him for his exertions and tioning, in the highest terms, all the troops the assistance he afforded me on this occaplaced under my command. They have sion. I am also greatly indebted to Lieut. merited my highest praise for their zeal and Du Chatelet, of the 7th battalion, 60th regigallantry, which were conspicuous in the ment, who acted as major of brigade to the extreme. I feel most particularly indebted troops, in which capacity he rendered me to Brevet-major Riddall, of the 62nd regi- very essential service. ment, second in command; to Breret-major
I have the honour, &c., Keith, of the same regiment; Brevet-major
HIENRY JOIIN, Lt. Col. Crosdaile and Captain M'Pherson, of the
* Return of Ordnance and Stores taken.
18-pounders. 1 ammunition-waggov, 1 ammu
nition-cart, 12 common handspikes, 40 barrels CASTINE, Sept. 10, 1814. of powder. Guns—4 iron 24-pounders, 27 iron (ship) Wads—20 24-pounders, 70 18-pounders. 18-pounders, 4 12-pounders, 4 brass 3-pounders.
N.B. The Magazine in fort Castine was blown Carriages-4 traversing 24-pounders, 8 stand
up by the enemy. ng 18-pounders, 2 travelling 12-pounders with
The vessel on board of which the powder was, limbers, 4 travelling 3-pounders with limbers.
ran on shore, and the whole destroyed. Sponges-8 21-pounders, 20 18-pounders, 2
Eleven of the 18-pounders were destroyed by 12-pounders, 4 3-pounders.
order of Lieutenant-Colonel John, not having Ladles—2 24-pounders, 312-pounders, 1 time to bring them off. 3-pounder. Wadhooks—2 24-pounder, 3 12-pounders, 1
GEORGE CRAWFORD, Major, 8-pounder.
Commanding Royal Artillery. Sho1-236 round 24-pounders, 500 round Lieut. Gen. Sir J. C. Sherbrooke.
From Lieutenant-colonel Pilkington to Lieuten-try, and 30 of the embodied militia; the ant-general sir J. C. Sherbrooke. retreat was so rapid that I was not enabled Machias, Sept. 14, 1814.
to take any prisoners. I understand there Sir,
were a few wounded, but they secreted themI have the honour to acquaint your excel- selves in the wood. lency, that I sailed from Penobscot bay,
Having secured the fort, we lost no time with the brigade you were pleased to place in advancing upon Machins, which was takunder my command, consisting of a detach- en without any resistance; and also two ment of royal artillery, with a howitzer, the field-pieces. battalion companies of the 29th regiment,
The boats of the squadron, under the comand a party of the 7th battalion of the 60th
mand of lieutenant Bouchier, of the royal foot, on the morning of thr 9th instant; and arrived at Buck’s harbor, about 10 miles navy, and the royal marines, under lieuten
ant Welchmen were detached to the eastern from this place, on the following evening.
side of the river, and were of essential ser As the enemy fired several alarm guns on vice in taking two field-pieces in that our approaching the shore, it was evident
quarter. he was apprehensive of an attack: I therefore deemed expedient to disembark the Notwithstanding that the militia were not troops with as little delay as possible ; and assembled to any extent in the vicinity of captain Hyde Parker, commanding the naval the town, I was making the necessary ar force, appointed captain Stanfell to superin- rangements to advance into the interior of
the country, when I received a letter from tend this duty, and it was executed by that officer with the utmost promptitude and brigadier-general Brewer, commanding the decision.
district, wherein he engages that the milita
forces within the county of Washington shall Upon reaching the shore, I ascertained not bear arms, or in any way serve against that there was only a pathway through the his Britannic majesty during the present woods by which we could advance and take
A similar offer having been made by Fort O'Brien and the battery in reverse; the civil officers and principal citizens of the and as the guns of these works commanded county, a cessation of arms was agreed upon, the passage of the river, upon which the and the county of Washington has passsed town is situated, I decided upon possessing under the dominion of his Britanic majesty, ourselves of them, if practicable, during the
I beg leave to congratulate you upon the night.
importance of this accession of territory We moved forward at ten o'clock P.M. and, which has been wrested from the enemy; after a most tedious and harrassing march, it embraces about 100 miles of sea-coast, and only arrived near to the fort at break of includes that intermediate tract of country day, although the distance does not exceed which separates the province of New Bruns five miles.
wick from Lower Canada. The advancing guard, which consisted of We have taken 26 pieces of ordnance, (ser two companies of the 29th regiment, and a viceable and unserviceable,) with a propor detachment of riflemen of the 60th regiment, ion of arms and ammunition, returns* of ander Major Tod, of the former crops, immediately drove in the enemy's piquets, and upon pursuing him closely, found the
* Return of Ordnance, Arms, Ammunition,
d:c., taken at Machias by the troops under fort had been evacuated, leaving their col
the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Pit ours, about five minutes before we entered.
kington, 11th September, 1814. Within it, and the battery, there are two 24 Ordnance,-Fort O'Brien,-2 18-pounders pounders, three 18-pounders, several dis- mounted on garrison carriages, complete : 1 mounted guns, and a block-house. The 18-pounder carronade, mounted on garrison party which escaped amounted to about 70 24-pounder; 1 dismounted serviceable 18
carriage, complete ; 1 serviceable dismounted men of the 40th regiment of American infan- pounder fcarronade.
which are enclosed; and I have the pleasing I have now the honour to inform you, satisfaction to add, that this service has been that I put to sea on the 20th ultimo, with effected without the loss of a man on our the ships and sloop named in the margin, * part.
and ten sail of transports, having the troops I cannot refrain from expressing, in the on board, and arrived off the Metinicus strongest manner, the admirable steadiness Islands on the morning of the 31st, where I and good conduct of the 29th regiment, under wasjoined by the Bulwark, Tenedos, Rifleman, major Hodge. The advance, under major Peruvian, and Pictou. From Captain Pearse, Tod, are also entitled to my warmest thanks. of the Rifleman, I learned that the United
A detachment or 30 seamen from his ma- States' frigate Adams had, a few days before, josty's ship Bacchante, under Mr. Bruce, got into Penobscot: but not considering master's mate, were attached to the royal herself in safety there, had gone on to artillery, under the command of lieutenant Hampden, a place 27 miles higher up the Daniel, of that corps, for the purpose of drag- river, where her guns had been landed, and ging the howitzer, as no other means could the position was fortifying for her pro
tection. be procured to bring it forward; and to their anwearied exertions, and the judicious ar Towards evening, the wind being fair and rangement of lieutenant Daniel, I am in the weather favourable, the fleet made sail debted for having a 5] inch howitzer conveyed up the Penobscot Bay, Captain Parker in through a country the most difficult of access the Tenedos leading. We passed between I ever witnessed.
the Metinicus and Green Islands about midTo captain Parker, of his majesty's ship night; and steering through the channel Tenedos, who commanded the squadron, I formed by the Fox's Island and Owl's head, feel every obligation; and I can assure you ran up to the eastward of Long Island, and the most cordial understanding has subsisted found ourselves at day-light in the morning between the two branches of the service. in sight of the fort and town of Castine, I have the honour to be, &c.
As we approached, some show of resistance A. PILKINGTON,
was made, and a few shots were fired ; but Lieut.-Col. Dep. Adj.-Gen. the fort was soon after abandoned and blown To Lieut.-Gen. Sir J.C. Sherbrooke, K.B. &c. up. At about 8 A.M. the men of war and From Rear-Admiral Griffith to Vice-Admiral
transports were anchored a little to the Cochrane.
northward of the peninsula of Castine, and H.M.S. Endymion, off Castine, entrance
the smaller vessels taking a station nearer of the Penobscot river, Sept. 9, 1814. in for covering the landing, the troops were
put on shore, and took possession of the Sir,—My letter of the 23rd of August
town and works without opposition. from IIalifax, by the Rover, will have made you acquainted with my intention of accom
The general wishing to occupy a post at panying the expedition, then about to proceed Belfast, on the western side of the bay, under the command of his Excellency Sir (through which the high road from Boston John Coape Sherbrooke, K.B., for this runs,) for the purpose of cutting off all complace.
munication with that side of the country,
Point Battery–2 24-pounders, mounted on
Ammunition--20 barrels of serviceable gungarrison carriages, complete.
powder. East Machias—2 brass 4-pounders, mounted, pounders.
75 paper cartridges filled for 18 and 24 and harness, complete.
2,938 musket-ball cartridges. Machias-2 iron 4-pounders, on travelling 3 barrels of grape and case-shot. garriages, complete ; 5 24-pounders, 10 18 553 round shot for 18 and 24-pounders. pounders, rendered partly unserviceable by the 6 kegs of gunpowder, 25lbs. each. enemy, and completely destroyed by us.
28 paper cartridges filled for 4-pounders. Total-26.
J. DANIEL, Lieut. Royal Artil Arms-164 muskets, 99 bayonets, 100 pouches. 41 belts, 2 drums.
* Dragon, Endymion, Bacchante, ani Sylph.
the Bacchante and Rifleman were detached board Lieutenant-Colonel Pilkington, deputy with the troops destined for this service, and adjutant general, who is appointed to comquiet possession was taken, and held, of mand, and a small detachment of artillery that town, as long as was thought neces- and riflemen, and to take under his command sary.
the Bacchante, Rifleman, and Pictou schooner,
and proceed to the attack of that place. He Arrangements were immediately made sailed on the 6th instant, and most likely, for attacking the frigate at Ilampden, and the by this time, the troops are in possession of General having proffered every military it. After destroying the defences, they are assistance, 600 picked men, under the ccm
directed to return here. mand of Lieutenant-Colonel John, of the 60th regiment, were embarked the same after
The inhabitants of several townships east noon, on board his Majesty's sloops Peruvian of this, have sent deputations here to tender and Sylph, and a small transport. To this their submission to the British authority ; force were added the marines of the Dragon, and such of them as could give reasonable and as many armed boats from the squadron security, that their arms would be used only as was thought necessary for disembarking for the protection of their persons and prothe troops and covering their landing, and perty, have been allowed to retain them. the whole placed under the command of This indulgence was absolutely necessary, Captain Barrie, of the Dragon ; and the in order to secure the quiet and unoffending Lieutenant-Colonel made sail up the river at against violence and outrage from their less 6 o'clock that evening.
peaceable neighbours, and for the mainten
ance of the peace and tranquillity of the I have the honour to enclose captain country. All property on shore, bona fide Barrie's account of his proceedings ; and, belonging to the inhabitants of the country taking into consideration the enemy's force, in our possession, has been respected. All and the formidable strength of his position, public property, and all property afioat, hare too much praise cannot be given him, and been confiscated. the officers and men under his command, for
Sir John Sherbrooke, conceiving it to be the judgment, decision, and gallantry, with
of importance that the government should be which this little enterprise has been
informed without delay, of our achieved.
here, has requested that a vessel of war may So soon as accounts were received from take his despatches to England. Captain Barrie, that the Adams
I have, in compliance with his wishes, apdestroyed, and the force assembled for her propriated the Martin for that service, and protection dispersed, the troops stationed at Captain Senhouse will take a copy of this Belfast were embarked, and arrangements letter to the Secretary of the Admiralty. made for sending them to take possession of Machias, the only place occupied by the
I have the honour to be, &c., enemy's troops, between this and Passama
EDWARD GRIFFITU. quoddy bay. I directed Captain Parker, of To Vice-admiral the lIon. his Majesty's ship Tenedos, to receive on Sir Alex. Cochrane, K.B., &c.
towards Great Brita:n.
Gazette that all imposts, taxes, and proceeds New England feeling towards Great Britain. of captures within the state, that might go
Capture of Washington and destruction of into the national treasury, be retained ; that public buildings. Preparations made by the prisoners of war then in the state should United States Government.-General observ- be exchanged for such of her own citizens as ations on the expedition.—General Winder's were in the hands of the enemy, and, finally, despatch.
that peace should be made with Great Before giving Captain Barrie's letter and
Britain, so as to leave the burden of the war the articles of capitula
on the more belligerent States, and by these New England feeling tion, which Capt. Par- means to free Massachussets from the bur
dens which oppressed her. ker found the inhabitants most ready to accede to, it will be well to adduce a few in
After citing these instances of loyalty, stances to prove how ready to break the Ingersol has the inconsistency and assurance connexion with the United States, were the on the very next page to assert "that the very colonies which had set the example of hearts of the common people of New England rebellion in a former war, and by whose gal- remained American.” lant and vigorous exertions the independence
This was not all, however, for Timothy of a great country was secured.
Pickering, Member of Congress, on the 16th A Boston Journal, the Sentinel, stated March, 1814, publicly recommended that no that “Major Putnam, Captains Fillebrown one should give his vote “to redeem the paand Varnum, arrived under parole from East- per money, exchequers, bills, or other loans port, and speak highly of the good conduct to continue this unnecessary and iniquitous of the British regiment there, so abused by war.” the Virginians for their reputed misconduct
The remaining incidents connected with at Hampton. The soldiers behave remark
the attacks on the American coast will be ably well there; yet this is the corps said to have committed such outrages at Hamp
found embodied in Captain Barrie's despatch
and the articles of capitulation signed. ton.
After our expose of American feeling, At Dorchester from Ingersol's own testi
we think it unnecessary to bring forward mony we learn that “when the 4th of July, 1814, was celebrated at Dorchester, where more testimony on two points. The first Washington commanded in 1775, one of the that, our assertion at the beginning of this sentiments drunk was
history, as to the war being unpopular and our country
united to Britain, and happy till the pestilence of de
forced on the country by the administration
was correct; secondly, that the evidence as mocracy poisoned and blighted it.”
to the behaviour of the troops, taken from Again it was recommended by the Salem American sources, goes far to disprove the