" l'HXLADKJPHIA, July 29.
fixtract of a letter from Cape May, July 25
O i Thursday last, at eleven o'clock, A. M.j
a si iop appeared in the offing, the wind N. E.'
md made a signal j the whale boat, manned with
pilots, pushed off nd boarded her, she was from
Khmond, bound to New York, with flour and to
lBaoTbfcT lhe windahead had concluded
O -ut into the Delaware. The British sloop of
War n J tender Pennsylvania, got under way and
cut the sloop c&jiiUhet. they were obliged to
lack and run her on shore The Martin continued
ts rha till she ran ashore, wheie she "' lay 4
represented as having exhibited an affccUnft Bcefaev) her tjuf, and taring taken bis potltioa wUtw lOo
rxisting amonirthe1 officers have almost entirely bow, he dropped the faul maphtne " into tbe we-
subsided; and mutual efforts at conciliation have ter just as the centinel was crying out wit.
Restored to the carrp that good humor
and har4was swept along with the tide, and would have
monv which private feuds had in some' degree completely effected its errand but for a cause
Cqfiy ofeUetromJMyor CWin Jojiensrsi
. .Dearborn. ';. VS.
oirf XSedf gei June 3th;1 8 1 e.
fcours, and had the gun boats been in Cape May
.Toad, instead of New Castle, they might have tap
tured htr As soon as the sloop ran on shore,
the alarm was given, and: Lt Townsend, with his
troops came and the militia turned out with a fitld
piece and pushed for the shore ; by the time they
got there, end ook possession of the sand hills,
four of the enemy's barges, and ''the Pennsylva
nia were near the shore but it is probabfe they
willruver forget the 22d of July. One barge-was
sunk. The loss they sustained we cannot learn,
but do not doubt it was great. The next day
some dead bodies, were seen driving. about in the
aurf. For reasons best known to themselves, on
Friday afternoon, the ships of war that lay off
the Browriwcnt to sea, and Jiave left the Drla
Ttare entirely free, there not being an enemy's
vessel in sight at this time, Sunday afternoon. It
Is supposed the Martin has receivedFsome dam
age, and has gone to repair. The sloop being
tery old, is gone to pieces, but her cargo is all
saved. It is expected, that we shall not be now
called Tories. The gun boats , may now come
down and lay in safety.
Another letter tame date. " 4
On Thursday last, the sloop Confidence, of
Norfolk, Captain Moreysett, from Richmond
bound to New York, came in Cape May Channel
.the Martin sloop of war, made sail up the . Day,
and cut her off, which obliged the sloop to run on
shore near the- point of the - Cape. The enemy
sent four barges and the Pilot Boat" Pennsylvania
to destroy her, when getting very close we took
the liber' y to give them a few discharges from a
four pounder, and our muskets, which sunk one
of the barges, cut away their oars, and put them
nil in confusion, ajso hulled their tender the en
emy made shift to fire what guns they had load
ed but were so cut up they could not load any
more, but drifted off with the wind at the same
time the sloop of war was aground near Crow's
Shoal, which if fortune had sent the gun, boats
would at thartitrie made her their prize we have
got the cargo of the sloop all on shore consisting
of 600 bis flour and some tobacco. Much praise
i& due to Lieut Townsend and the detachment
tinder his command for their activity. The bey
at this moment alt clear, as the whole of them
went to sea on Friday iiight.
Verbal accounts say that there were Suppos
d to be from 80 to low men in tne barges, one
of hich was' raked by the field piece, and se
Teral men were seen to fall by the discharge 61
the musketry of our troops, ' who, did not loose
a man, having taken the advantagi of the sand
Kilt on the shore, behind which they loaded an
then advanced to the top and fired on the barges
Vtthtn ISO yaTas oi mejn.
SIR I have just arrived from my confinement
m Canada with mf'4 ienj without ' our parole.
Our return happened ti the following manner :
I received orders at Burlington Heights on Mon
day morning ( go to Ipngston : we set off ac
cordingly under the care of a guard of, sixteen,
merjij had with me 28 tnen. We all went on
very quietly till four, o'clock in the afternoon at
which time I gave a signal to attack the guard,
which were stationed in the following order a
sergeant and one man in the boat with my men,
a Lieutenant and 13 men in the boat with me and
two officer s. At the signal my men run along
.side of : the boat I was in. Lieut. Showers or
Wed them to fall astern. I ordered them on
board: at which tim sthe officer ' attempted to
draw his swoH. I seised him by the neck, threw
him on his backtwo of his men drew their bay
onets upon me. I immediately seized both
bayonets at the same instant and thnew them on
dp of the officer and ikept all down together ;, at
the same moment-roy men seized the guard and
wrested fiom them, their arms wo then having
possession of -the arms changed our course and
arrived here this morning . half after two o'clock,
all safe. We have brought two boats with us.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your
most obedient servant. -
, CYRENIUS CHAPIN.
My. Gen, Dearborn
! 1 Haerstown, Maryland, July 21 -To
relieve the public anxiety excited by the
imperfect accounts heretofore received of the cap
ture of Col. Bp rstler and the troops under his
command,: the following tetters from Colonel
Boe rstler himself, and Cot. Scott of the United
Slates army, arc published by permission of Dr.
Br rstler, to whom they are addressed :
Jhad of JkentariOf Ufifier Canada
25 th June, 1813.
It becomes my unfortunate lot to inform you,
that yesterday I was taken prisoner with a de;
tachment under my command amounting to 500
men after an engagement of about three hours,
I lost not many lulled, about 40 wounded and
five or six officers, myself a flesh wound of no . had arrived the evening
not proper to be named here, but which may be
easily guarded against in future experience, it ex-
Dloded a tew seconds too soon, inc scene was
awfullv sublime 1 It was like the concussion of
an earthraake attended with a sound -louder and
more ternnc man ine neavicoi , pca u j uimiwr.
A nvramid of water 50 feet in circumference, was
thrown tip to the height ot au oj u ieei ua ap
pearance was vivid red tinged at "the sides t with
i beautiful purple. On ascending to its greatest
height, it burst at the top with a tremendous ex
plosion and fell in torrents on the deck ,'. of the
ship which rolled into the yawning chasm below,
and had nearly upset t impervious darkness again
prevailed. The light occasioned by the explosion,
though Beeting, enabled Mr. M and hiscompant.
ons to discover that the fore-chains 'of the ship
was blown otf and a boat: which lay alongside
with several men in her was thrown up m the
dreadful convulsion of the waters. Terrible in
deed must have been the panic of the- ship's crew
from the noise confusion which appeared to our
adventurers to prevail on board and they "are
certain in that nearly the whole ship's crew hastf.
ly -betook themselves to the boats.
Though he did not succeed on this occasion in
destroying one of the enemy's ships,31r. Mix is
rather encouratred than -disheartened, tie is re
solved to make another attempt as - soon as thetlearned that there was notthe smallest found
time and circumstance will adrait, and he appears
confident from the experience which practice has
given him, that he will be able to, make; future
triafs with a certainty of success. .
Jr ANTON CONDUCT OF THE ENEMY 4
iiiw-mw- wiMinaccnienfc n e , pre ssnt af
no opportunity of incensing the public mind, b
exaggerated statements of British enormitiesaft
pears to hav been neglected- This is pui'sutj
as a system, and has had a very great "fi;cl -n
procuring supporters to theadmlDtstration. Those
who could not be moved by the noise about n.
tional honor and seamen's rights, have been as!
sailed in another quarter. Instead of appejlin-tj
their prtdev heir sympatr tes have been awak'em.
unu uiEir juugiucuis pcrverreq oy insiauous tales
Respecting the conduct of the British at Hdmp'
ton, in Virginia, so much has been said, tha;
many places, we are well aware, one would hetx.
posed to insult who should dare to doubt the irmh
of the many. shocking statements which have been
promulgated. Still for our lives we cannot avoifl
declaring, that we place not the smallest cor.fi
dence in the publications to which we hav$ ai,1(j.
cu. i lie nccuuuia appear tu us so improbable tn
themselves, so unsupported by evidence, allein
against the enemy transactions so atrocious, so ir
reconcileable with any of the notions we entertain
of hurian nature that w'e must be excused f.
yielding our assent to their credibility until we
see them better authenticated. Several circum
stances stlike, us as being singular in regard L
subject. In the first place we have seen the r
preientation of Captain N.Lee, a gentleman wtji
known in Norfolk, and said by the democratic He
raid,. of that'placc, to be fully entitled to credi -and
he declares, that having passed thro' IhiZ
vftf . at jMvit uiiiitutai vJiuniriArj r; ,
in truth for the stories in circulation resp-cijj
that place. No metThad been murdered in cola
blood, nor had any females been violated 1. Aai v
There are doubtless respectable inhabitant's
Hampton, who are capable of drawing up a correct
and satisfactory narrative. These must unqyes,
tionably have perceived, that a great majorify (Jf
the public is not willing to place reliance nn the
vague and unsatisfactory statements which h4e
WiuminctoKi July 51.
Since the publication ofvujr last intelligence has
been received, that the Enemy' sqqadron which
had landed on Ocracock has returned to the
Chesapeake. The danc-cr of an immediate inva
sion is thus lessened. But who can say how soon j not have been natural for them, then, have Inrf
he may again turn his hostuer-prows to our
shores. The alarm, which was summoned so
many to the post ol danger, will not, we hope,
pass away, without benetii ; but while we must
admit how accessible is our coast, we may feel
strong in that confidence, which jhe unanimous
rising of our brave citizens in defence of ih$ir
home and country, must inspire ... On the
2,Sih a general review took place on the .parade
ground ;"major general Thomas Brown, with his
two aids, majors John D. Toomer and Alexander
Hostler ; adjutant general Robert Williams, who
before Iron Newuern,
Extract c letter Jrbm Major General Lztf is
' the Secretary vf iVart'dated,
' Sackctt's Harbor, July 20
Our fleet has cone out' of' the inner harbor
end appearances are in favor of its going to sea in
ftrtv-eicht hours at farthest. . .; -
A little expedition bf volunteers from itie
rwintrv. to which by the advice of Com. Chaufi
eey I lint forty soldiers, sailed from hence thrjn
days since on ooaia ot iwo smaii row.ooais, wiyi
a six bounder each, to the head cf the St. Law
fence, where they captured a fine gun-boft
mounting ay4 poujndeT, -.4 batteaux, loaded, 4
efficers and ft 1 men. Two of our schooners have
one out to' convoy them in. The prisoners have
been landed, ana are coming on unaer cnarge oi
Extract of a tetter from Brig. , Gen. Botd to the
Fort Georoe, July 20.' !
M have' the honor to report, that on the I ltt
tcsj. the enemy attacked our pickets, ig a body
Nf about 200 British, besides Indians 1etach
wents were sent out to support them, : but with
ihstructions to 'act defensively. -: After a contest
)6f one, hour, occasionally severe, the enemy was
dispersed." Our . loss waj 'trifling only 3 o? 4
bcuig killed, and a few wounded ; the loss of the
enemy has not been ascertained, tut being ex--
nosed aome well directed fires of our light r
tfllery, 'under the cothmand of lieutT Smith, itir
probable their loss must have been comparitivety
threat. Col. Scott, who had the direction of oor
troops which Were engaged, speaks highly of ihe
ardor and steadiness .of' both officers and men.
s Beittg fought in detachments, many young , offi
cers had an opportunity iti evincing their activity
and bravery. To use the language of col. Scott,
this afTair, .though small, served to test the
merits tf the officers and men engaged. More
' ardor has Seldom been displayed. Capt. Van
deursen fought his detachment with good effect ;
and cyi Madison, with his picket guard, was
fullv engaeed 1 hey could not lose their ardor
imdcr rn&jor Cummins. , Captr.in Birdsall's ri.
.'Atnu-n were nearest to the enemy in pursuit.
.'Jrlaior' Armstrong, who was officer of the day.
i t was active in conceutratine and f arrari'eine the
V 4,Troop -na picKeis. vapi. owson, oi ine ar;
tilery, was wounded in the hand while voluntari-
:oI. Scott's orders ; and an officer-of
the rifle corps was slightly rvounded.rf 1
cqnaf quence I am on my way to Kingston I
shall write to you, every opportunity the officers i
utder my command must say whether your son
did his duty,1 need only stdte to you that I was
17 miles from Fort George and surrounded on all
sides by more thjn my numbers, and the enemy's
force increasing, while mine was constantly ili
minfching, ammanition nearly exhausted, men
wearied with a march, of ten miles without a
mouthful of refreshment, then the engagenient,
then to fight our way back the whole distance
surrounded by w pods and .filled with Indians
on the score of humanity I determined to capitu
tate, as it was extremelyt'oubtful whether a man
of us would reach , Fort. George. What I say
above will be sufficient for you my country must
apply to those under my command.
'' Your SonJ' ,
f ; CHARLES.
Col. Scott will' please seal and forward" the
above.' ' '. r' '
''Deah Sia, . ;'!.
, I; pray you tp, believe that your son is not con-
demned lor neingjUntortanate. :t
JReipectfuHyi sir, ). -
1 ' .Your most obedient servant,1. . . !. ?
brig gen. AVm. Watts Jones, colonel Nixon and
major Lillington were on the parade. The troopT
.were reviewed and went through their various
military revolutions to the great satisfaction of the
major general, who in. an address judicious and
animating, complimented them on their appeal
ance. conduct and patriotism. General Jones
then made to the militia companies, a few perti
nent and flattering remarks, concluding with the
intormation that their further services could now
be dispensed with. I he companies ot captains
Filyaw. Bordeaux, Ramsey and Moore, all of
this county have accordingly been discharged.
f wo companies from Stepson, commanded
by captainslJ5ykin and Lassiter, one from Itobe
6on under the command of captain Sullivan, with
two troops of cavalry from FayettevUle and Du
plin commanded by captains Chapman and Hooks,
have arrived -. here This morning under the
commandof brigadier general Davis, attended by
his aid major Owen, six companies of Infantry and
two of riflemen from Anson, Richmond and
Montgomery counties have entered the town. A
general review will take place at 3 o'clock, p. it.
at 4, the troops will march to the Episcopal
Church, where Divine Service will be performed
by the Rev. ' Mr. Etnple, and a discourse suitable
to the occasion delivered. T "
y : GOVERNOR HAWKINS,
v; .Who on the present occasion of alarm, has ac
ted promptly and judiciously, and who, in his cfii
cial communications with he war department,
has urged the claims of North-Carolina on the
General Government for protection with com
mmdable rirmnessp,:fo expected in thjis town.
Picket Guards have been established at the
most eligible places at proper . distances from
town- ..r , a- :r . . ;, .
. The;4th Regiment commanded by colonel Jlo
land, j will be stationed j, io this neighborhood.
uenerai urown is Dusuy employed in organizing
MnnVAf r " Tiller ' '
Mr.E- TVfiX ot the Navy," a gentlerpan of inge.
nuity and Enterprise,. has been for several weeks
past preparing Tbrpedoes to attempt the explo
siohof spme of the enemy's shipping in Lynhaven
baThBrUisliirgttti ship Plahtagenet, that
KV for a month bast been laying abreast of Cape
Henry Light houVe, and has rarely had. the com
pany bf any other vessel, appeared ;'tMn Mix
as the most favor able object for trying his experi-
menton' ":' , " :"'
" Accordingly on the night of the 18th July, ac
companied by captain uowman ot balem, and ".for. the United States' service the troops which are
Midshipman Mcpowan, of the U. S. Navy, wlip inow m Wilmington ; the whole organiiatidn will
volunteered their asauce during the whote offbc completed speedily Immediately on jhe ar,
the enterpriie, he JU his place of jendeavous i riTai of the Major Gerieral.'col Samuel Ashe and
ana proceeded down tothe mmagenet, 74, m a raa;0P a. D- Moore, offered to him their services
I ''FROM, FORT .GEORGEfrr
We have received inlormotionTojhe 16th inst.
athlclrtj mellasranilTand the troops
Were in higR spirit. " , '
Brigadier Gnrl Boyd Is in command.
Gener l Dearborn had tken Jeave of the army,
betwycri whom and him much harmony prevail
SI j nf the moment preceding his departure is
large open boat, which he calls the Chttafleake
Revenge,' and from his previous observatioas!
found no difficulty in ascertaining the posit ion of
the ship. When;hehad.got to within 40 fathom
of her, he dropped the Torpedo over in the very
instant Tof doing which he was hailed- by one of
the enemy s : guard boats. The machine was
speedily taken into the boat again, and . he made
his way-off in safety. On the night of the 1 9 th
he made another attempt, and was again discov
ered tre lie could accomplish his purpese. On
the night of the ipth he) succeeded in getting
within 15 yards of the ship's bow, and directly un
der her jib-boom. There he continued to make
his preparations for 15 minutes, when' a centinel
from the forecastle hailed n boat ahoy V and be
had to decamp. 7 The centinel not being answered
fired his musket, which was followed b a rapid
discharge of smaU arm3. Blue lights were made,
to find out the boat, but filled v they then thtew
rockets in different jBircctions, which illuminated
the water for a considerable width as far as(hey
were thrown, and . succeeded . in discoverinc the
position of the nocturnal visitor ; ,when the ship
commenced a rapm nre o heavy- guns,
nec caoies and maac spme sail
were dispatched in pursuit. " The darini? intruciera
however escaped unhurt-lrTbe Visit was repeated
on the nights of the 2 1 st, 22d, and 33d, without
success, as ine , nip, having takenthe alarm,
changed her position every night. On- the night
of the 24th, however, Mr. M- succeeded in finding
as supernumerary Aids and were accepted.
. STEAM BOATS. ,
Jlr. John De Lacy, agsiit of Robert Fulton,
Esq. has just returned to this place after happily
effecting the object of his journey to the South.
He has; ascertained that along the immense dis.
tance frorq "St. Mary's to the head waters of the
Chesapeake, there will be occasion for only six
miles portage. To aid in clearing away the ob.
struclions, it is contemplated to call the attention
and pray the patronage of congress. ' , A memoi'i
al to this effect is in circulation and will, we are
confident, meet universal support.
Intelligence i3 received this day; via Newbern
that a British Squadron of 6 sail had left the
Chesapeake, steering Southwardly. " 1
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1S13.
NOR HI CAROLINA ELECTIONS,
Edgecombe. J. W. Clarke, senate- Joseph Far-
slippedtmer, Ja mes Benton, commons. .. For the senate,
what her botes there was no opposition.. Tbe poll for the com
mons sioou, farmer oi i penton 40, li. Flowers,
Granville. . Dr. Falconer, senate. J. Hare, W.
Daniel, commons. Poll. Senates-Falconer 3 19 ,
Person, 316. Commons, Hre 677, Daniel 369,
Yancey 551, Byjfocji 32. '
m m a 1 1 nr inn rlinlihf ta naMtiBu ...l .
have alluded to, authenticated by the siaturti
of two or three of thir number I Such a prj.
cedure would have been satisfactory to the nation
and until it orsornething of a like nature1 he don'
we must cravejthe freedom of indulging our seep!
ticism. ' .
While we are on this subject, we deem it oaf
duty to make anotherTcmark. With much .pain
it has beer, seen, that a paper, opposed tothe av
ministration, not satisfied with doubting that the
British turned themselves into fiends at Hampt r,
has stated that the American troops were guilts
in Canada of the worst crimes lately laid at the
doorr)f the enemy. This we cannot foTa rrjj.
ment believe ; and, in our opinion, the vsarnjon of
it, without the most undeniable evidence, is dip'),
ly and glaringly improper. Surely we cannot b:
lievelur own troops more rVpravtd than ttioe of
the English 1 And if it be wrong to impute to'.ne
foe conduct of which he has not been guilty, hour
miich more reprthensihle and unwise is it to piv
currency to slanders on our own men ! IVliattvur
we may imagine df the policy of employing our
arms against Canada, ana indeed of ihe present
contest altogether, our men have proven them
selves to be brave, and we have no doubt of thrir
humanity, p IndeetLwe place no reliance on jinyt
these talrs, nor do we belfcve them to have he n
propagated, on either side, by prudent or libcvuj
Mr. SINGLE TON'SrLETTER,
Is connected with the foregoing subject, an 1 U
curious enough to, merit some little attention.
There i indeed, an aspect about this whole
business which we neither like nor shall pretet d
to approve. Throughout Mr. -Singleton's .couj
munication, which most of our readers must
doubtless have seen, there appears an anxiety, to
fasten the charges of cruelty and barbarity on the
British who. landed at Portsmouth and Ocracock,
which in Uie end is no farther successful titan to
discover its own spirit The gentleman himsilf ,
appears tenrave been well-treated; the ladief ,
were well treated ; and much money was paid for
articles needed by the shipping. We cannoW
either, avoid turning to Mr. Watson' Newbern :
paper of the 19th Ultimo, wherein he inffrms ut
of Mr. Singleton's return from captivity on board
the British ships ; rod details the information
which this gentleman furnished At the end jaf
the article, Mr. Watson, and he is a firm demo
crat observes: - -v'" .
In iust ice to the etiemr. it is proper to state,
that fromall Ihe particulars we have received, it
is certain that their behaviour to the people
Ocracock and Portsmouth, has . baen . extremely
respectful. All the cattle, &c. were paid for at
higher firicc than the owners would have asfcstl
rhe soldiers manilested a oisposition to commit
acts of violence, but were restrained by the o.-'
ficers." :-'T, . . .
Were it not for the attempt in. Mr." Single
tons communication unnecessarily, as we hoT.Ito
encrease the fever now raging among a portion of
the people, the thing would be - rather laufthabl'
than otherwise v The conduct of the British is
pronounced wanton, avgc andjrrtf .Aiid wjli
were they guilty of as it appears ? why of taking.
away some cattle, ripping open some feather beds ;
destroying a few law books and musty papers,
arid leaving divers women and children without
a $fcffcf suit to their backs. Well irt ell- tbi
there is no great crae.ltyVn"VVe' shrewdly 'suspeetf
there are thousands in the community who win'.'
think the" law book, no great lois the (Mbtr
beds may perhaps agutiv leseAved ; up, and -tne
women and children garnished ap.etf wr.h ' habili
ments proper, for their use.. Indeed, 4f we were:
io judge, from the lack bfclothinr we coyld fancy,
the flritislLliad penetrated a long way into thte ir
terior. For it-would-nof be a - dimcult ' ma;ter
five hundred miles from the, seaboard, to fintTcliil
dren enogh whc7 far from 1 having a second XwL,
to lose, have not a tingle one to Wear .Mf ktrippirg.
the' women and .children be' a crime, Heaven
have mcicy on our rulers ; for their war and tuxts
arc, and will' soon 4)e, doing that fast en(juh.'
lie ghosts of old-clothes and Jdwbo 'ks, are to rie
up in judgment to substantiate iha clwrge'