Film ; KfMiM
... ii T.iJii.mAhi ii h i hi ii inn i., i, w'-Jii i, I, ..I. v .
Ihalt or arnitB in jtrirnte.
LI,. II l Ii Vl III )l,j .,4-
FRIDAY AUGUST2t. 113,
JCAfc AMU A. li. UUL.N. ,
&rtHon a if accounted fqr by tjc supncsiiion , toilers, or &$Etafacter of thcBrit'wh nation thus
that ir was conwaerca jrooa policy 10 aeier. vinaicaietw ic inence wmsnewt
. r - V . r -i!.f' (
Upon my arrival at ..F ? lusky, I was informed 5t-
tiers that tu eneray'si forc'n:?onMte',J- '
egiilar trooppr and 500 of ,Xrx'ooV,1oy,. t
mrpandeH bijjnir rat liocior in- Drsr i r
and lutT;cfnstW h.Uout3QQO. -,viwfw f
waa ibmnereiQ ie swatnpr-, bewf en ,thi;.nl' "f
i?prt Mev. ejpecADg my advancing, oftiilt of "j
9jQpnvy. of provUi'ins. ,( ihere was n proiiAv-'
JBCt ofdcioe any jthinjj in1 (rpot, antlocjng V,4,
prehensive tht J umtobm;gbf 'iTsstroy; ih"
ordera to Kener il Cas, ,whq commanded ihc ie,
ere; to fall bajrk'to this pUce, and 10; gen"crul (
M Arthur withl th frwt line to follow and sup
port hiniv I jfttStAnhi at S-ifidutky ' cntiV the -Tt
PI ins er ,pi 04 ni c-wiry turccuou r.. ? .
3nat x cannot
A .. . kuf U eil raj J on ihiv ub
1 5 j1js rt'ftcvnt uc of Jthe Unii
i -r r If i tb moo, -,.Mcont the
t ;? . Cix uf il vu. . mac the
K r-r "f Ttfer?d thl fiart of
t'ii Jtr 4 befft
tWi Vt Ukh cul.J at ilil im
." im-wJlm t Tb: tr&ri9f i 81 jtnittiif T j (;
I y ? H,i rrftfmerstJ American prisoner
' -f.i m 4hrabf nMiri'r in the do-
j iJnurf-'f r n.itral'zttii j
0. r 1 iUi4 hn lbs: ar was de
Ame' iCnsaror.s frtm eoliie to the relief of
their, cointryrtwn, as 'Iiulian surgeons had i
more speedy ana cnc;uai r.oae 01; relieving
their auflVrines... ; ' - .,2J ' :
TJic evidence mpoctn the 'rnsoAm
rkan pyaoners from Indians) colledU;d'UhxJir the
.:th had, desersre attcotjon, pripcipalfy from
the pc ltcy it ' itKlicsteSjV ' It U -coonecteH ,
with jbHliaa crvieliitfe Considering the' savages
m &n,auxjiiary nv Utiirj force in the pay tf Great
Hrii-ibi the amount o? tanaona may be gardvd
s art of their atiMated'ftato'nensation'Jor. miTw
sfinc? ; and as ransoms voma pe increaaea
t ti thrii val
ae erilitnced bv the tefroc Insolrta
liockinibaA'atUwi' U mav,bfrfai?Tv J
The alrif!t4Vf the Innoeent viatiras of Infernal
last at Hamroj wtrlward by 'the American pri
soDers, bt to Weak' to reach, the , rara or
disturb tbe-re',olne-VpfitJb officers, wfiie
dotfi . rneh,"tj qliir ed tbem to protect every ftj.J
triale "whofh tbe'fottun of war had thrown into
thtflr pitk ,qfTo eyinmittee will not d vll on
tli'S hatefWl Mjject. Htirow languageiffjriTs no
-terms' 9ttPA-irKigb vJo ': ekpress tie; ernotions
whicit the exiftimtion of this evklenCe, bas aw
kened : thy 't ejoica rliat these" -tftt have appear
td wtyiJHt to the .Ajnerican pop1e. And
fir tBc 'Wfl f human natirtthey deeply regret
Jtbat thtt evuic'if 17 cleat ly eitblishea tJheir truth.
onuan -jorcea-win -oo , ioimu
the prisoners that
01 ; 490 regu
Tfettr tjav. rnntbtr ihit the practice of rtaeetti eqaltnt an djm4 thctt iy
'aSnapSaeabr pecuniarnns willbe occasion the Bnt.sWcommaaief, The committee r have
ally ns ckrped by ihe .butchery ot our teKOw ; "- i-r " VtK ? i7; vVjp,;
ctueos, ,ndby indighUits offered to Ibeir has Toiled the co.mci
marns j- as lom: as themiians are employed byjPoe, of retaliain cmK vested bylaw in the
th M4r Th i.ifii:te ol i i s cohc usioiiisconijAtvul"c .....u.v r-vvM
f ,i C''Hrir srnk'e of lmprM?ed
,v bjwd-Dniihiiiiy of war;
lif k. Vim of 4 tmce i
S-V U-.3 f Vm-ricaii pti tone r from' trew
Mawt lm rvirc' f I tjieir bouses
r-Jr rS ;ruc!ion 01 private pro vto.iliate.'d
r t t CaeraA S3f. aaa la Uie neign. ficcia, animated oy
firmed hv the testiinonv of throve witiuSe who
vre ittaioH after risomi prisoners of war.
' Thff. testimotiy collected under the seventh head
hes. that ihe; Drivaie proi- wy of unarmed
citii-n8 has 'eeo oillaHred bV the olTiCeis and j
necessary to be proposed, but ihe.. Resolution
nexed to this report-. ' .
As such enornrritics, instead of inspiring terror
as was probably, ir led, are, in the opinion of the
commii tee, Calculated to produce av contrary effect
of the Biitish vessels of war on our Ct, F the coosidemion of the ILuse the
louses burnt, and pbcesif public .wowbtpi folio wing rewljdtion i r v ' ; . . t '
tedand-cJcfUj. It appears that "the of ft hat the s.dent ef the United
ransmft ' you Majif, J
viivnnii vy.iuvui ivvrf- u ns'c srinil p nj
ti.khbf honor, justice and humanity, without the
nrtsi-nce 'of Adm ral f" " yiwuw
f :r- ; .7 . . 7. .t : .... -to this Honse. durinc the continuance of the bre
ftwB.i-'-- iuocRburn, particularly .cw.r-gutsneu mcinscirc - ,
I Cvi" U.siare and burning of Amcrkan'u ,h,Si. ' ufa.,. lii.vi.ience troves, tmt ' sent w,r, evidence of every departure bytheene-
I a ..a - fiu wr n.... Hrf.'.. . r , Kt'i .rnif from the ordinary modes. '4 conuuctiotr wari
fjkvM f4s4as a- fca acrvfcr. Abandon-) nd revenge ; nofaatuBed with ben.itK ;.nvng ufthxrd nations. , . , -.
Jti inf Afirie.skUUd U valuable r ''7B;ia7gr3 . ' "
tr sarirlAr tw Mi reAdrf to the Britiah !ticet found, the others .whica- furnished v.q al . -. rrORfier Intelligence.
i M . i lUrCnicru lO ineir rupiur-y, wcic wamuuiy tie
UIim IW-'tiM ef ctarif IniNeS after aunendcr f4Cej anj destroy.d U h-a been "allegcc!, in
ptS 0 ?..et tb-t taurmreot protection ;jp:tuation of these ecs of w-nton ciudty. that a
Krt..f Hmsmkh ia Virginia, i fl4)? ,et 0n sliore" fy th Admiraf'ivaH fired upon
ITfcrwt ate M-t Wt heal demoostrato ihc American ruilnia. The e villeiKe proves
-romr! has vVpte1 a rigor, hi not lo Uie '-een the fact. This pitteoce
iifgtijRk sr-t k I rnf t avl afpar jjM ,.0 rejG te(j lo wj (Q CXCuse conduct which
:aitf ajssmarf tbs tft.-kes?inf sf m- :(,o trtn.uncts can justify. H-
?, 1 K-.. t Thecommntee fcrbear to make any observation
M ,u!tf f'Wi the tesuroony collected ciuief the ttht
M M 1 .-p aai wU?,mrn. n .lose j. ptrfeWonvistio, that no pe'rson of
''Mtf tUr frr s. 4 b ir.n .porta. .i:
tc. U. l.1. ra,a of the different wituesses of the grossest via
I ;: .v- 1 1.4 i,i;,.K.,'"g "
Extract oj 'a le iter from Cui'ain Perry to Jtht
Secretary qf : the .'avy,- dated United Siaiei'
Schooner Lawrence at anchor out tide of Erie
Bor, Juguit 4, 813,' 9 P, M. ,
" I have great pleasure in informing you that
I have succeeded U getting over the Bar the
United Slates, vessels, the Lawrence, Niagara,
'Jaledtiiria, Aritf,. fccorpiont Somers, Tijrvss
.ind Porcupine.' The enemy have Oeen in sight
all .dayaiid are now about four leagues from us.
We uaii sail in pursuit of them at three to morrow
murning." .. . . . .... .... :
to me this mot mng bufl have jUst-lieard hirqne"'
was so murh exhausted br thirty ai fl'irs of co-
tinoed exeYtion as to be unable; fo make AiT'It
will notibe amongst the least of general P-ccuirV
mortifications to find that he has ueeh"baffledJjy a
vuth wao hasjujt passed his twenty first ye jr.
He ishowever, a hero' worthy of his gallant un-'
cle (gtfieral Geo.R.Clsk. . '
Capv Hunter, of the ITih regimen!, the second "
in coounand, conducted himself with great pro.
pricty '; and neer were a set of finer young k.
lows than the subalterns, viz. Lieu 8. John ion and
Bayloi'ofthe I7(h, Anthony of the 2flh, Meeks df
the 7ih, and- Ensigns Shipp and Duncan of the
17th. , . , k - -
The following account of the unworthy artificer .
and conduct of the enemv will 'excite vour ind'tt-
nation .Major Chambers was sent by G ;n. Prwc.
sss tor, accompanied by CoV Elliott, tb'ttemand the.
surrender of t he fort. They mje'e met by Ensign
Shipp The Major observed, that Gen Proctor
had a number of c mnon, 1 large body of Regular
Troops, and swmany Indians, .whom it was'ufc;
poasible to 'control-; arid if t,hc.fort was takenr a
iVmuw be, the whole of the garrison would-be)
massacred: -Mr. Sliipp answertd, thitit was tfrc
determination of Major Croghah his officers and
men, to defend the garrisoni or be buried in it ,i
anJlhaf they .might do their best. Col KJltott
then address;dMr. Shipp and aid.-y ;u arp a fij
voung mm ; I pity your situation " f'rp yl'f"
sako surrender, and prevent the dreadful sJaWhtr
tint must fol'ow resistance. Shipj iurried-'rooii.
him with indignation, ond was; ijoamidiately 'taken u..
holdfjfby an Indian, who attempted to wrt "hie
-iimi of .indignation and horjr. c h 0f .Utter f am Ahihr General Itarruor. to sword from him. Elliot pretended to eert Wm-
r--i i . . i: i ue deer nar j or nar .-. sen w nastw umh .v vcu - ehhi auiicir
ffoanor excuse. Jyrcy ciyiUedU iarter6v c.-rw, tteii to tb4nlran-tl.e fcrt.' r
,ble lot - unrcrmduct of the aifie, Mli , mileit .f the 1 st inst.antl : did I I have the honor to enclose rou a con v of the
j: ... wmmm wwm " i mm v. mibici. lit . ....... i-i
e t. c w.tVStV i-nrter thc.r comniami, ana wntie tuey partake ot,m clf tu honor to inform you that one of-my
( . . ..- . . ... .mm. v . ..--y --- - i scouunj names nac usi reiuriicu iioih mc Lia.c
& ..:' . c. . a.4SM. m m . . . . ... . ... 1 1 I .
shore, and nad discovered, tne nay netore, me
' - ' !UruUh forces concerntU hi the affair of th
.Z- T T TT-Ihv Itiser Ui.i., are more deeply implicuted in
..a.hf m.a4- ;irf,,.fto ;huwMtr;nrtet, . Thf L,W ol
f a 8saf.iis.
it d, ,bi. ; :rj.r.r .-V: zr. zi: : r : z
- - ' ... vmiI t tiui.-v.i. it ia rnrnr. Imm nil th nr
,m a4 rwiih trvna nich . ' iL .. . ' . ......
. . ftin.fctntr. that if tlie liritish ofheert dul l. o coa
nivc at their destruction, hey were criminaltv
far, aii rt km h rtc m the do.
i4Ut tt.u. b-!VrihcT retorted
hm pt m t.mt f pcr tr lM purpmca.
t It c4 itj tN .mW frtt ce .f iiie
' ir sit ti4 re4 piiisi.rt f siar l- 1 he
tSas ttttmmm is at 4 nore tprartm
- iJw frHsvy tt trkiftS tt wartirthat -
M c'-a J ma U cttsers . Dot lbs comma
the denradauon, oi
icrs, is the refusal
of the l-ist offkesof humanity to the bodies ot the
dead. The bodivs of our count' ymeti were ex
posed to every
y and b-.came foocT fo.
bru'es in lb- smhto: mn ho-affect a sacicd re
grd ! the dicutes of nonur ai.d religion. Low
indeed is 'the r character ol that irmy which is" rit
ductd to the confts-ao'), thai their savage auxilia
ries will not permit thvm to perfoirn the rites of
. . . -.! sepulture to the slain. The cuunii'tice have not
,,4 sr4W4 4th.t it vi?$Tr,h
. . - mili.arv nr -.wil mil nri'iiti rtn Ihf. I n:ull,in
.Zni .tfcsit&wsi kt stfwsoatmenl . I UestRs.;-" " " " T .T"
" T p,,f.li.w nn'aa sias h 4 la. I . if ali.n t o tr ha irubil m.
of an Indian trophy as un or-
ed fiom the chu'u '
I he committee have considered it their duty to
Mitmitthe evidence collected unx!r the ninth
hcd of the aUrociues committed at Hamp
ton, alJiough' these enormities have been
commuted since their appointment. These bar
Darities may ie rationally conVuieted astheconse
quence of the example set by the officers ot the
aavt force ort our co st, HumaClufpimd
fi a.L.lunh. t JetutUtf ihai emraeIil fur ,he a-gidauve Hall of Upper Una
y 3 aw .asrv4 i'Tm vmb iiumUcr j
- f - t aiiM 11 iijoie. . , la p t,scnt . war ha 1
" $ ck'(v-4 a rtUtsaa of the . tm co'itiiiek,
ih44 tsl td ircprASBeii.S no longer
U m.twr. t it se ts.y be sccam.
t'iia4 t f h. i t4" th e - w"-, . , C
-y eais- tatasjysd (th rn.f whose
'c-faijaaesi ! let ate rah!.') tncrsases'
imv .t' tf the ewf,not";OjJl bf de.
tin t,'. Srttenif U active urticcs,
.a t 1 tJi 'ti Cr.uia ta carry n and
rveis a titi Im 40.ftfrc wi'k-ittt tiiiniwiahiui;
' M.ust . ilm wi! y4 ia tur tcsttia ct
I t mr t 'n enr'ec tirn!cr tht fourth head
., iLr 1 le y pracucc of the of .
4 4 kU TtK4 tvl t Ikcc imp-essej
ttetfei4 o rt .-at thtir country by
Lrr a, by tuurJ f wtw.UnKnt, and cicn by the
Srct mi tn iu 9 excjti w n iutiucting com
cmay tMa ih prufctMfia f tht gotfeniineut,
A t rtadiocta to release imprtssed American
n.ei. tMi Uo.rJ shifts of war.
1 1 the es tdr nee colUrcud under the fifth head,
1 nty sccoary to ohsene that in one vase,
H4Usf Dr &l'&cchan, tht enormity is. in
r I by th. ficttfs.tance cfthe Rjg being di
mi f every ihing 4 S hostile character, hat.
X 4tly I aTitiS fibsa the rcucl ot the wounded
i tM.iT:m( prooucr whs were uken at the
I vr UUhi am the 22J January, 1813- Tlie
'a 4 Or. WlUehaiH.iiot by ihe alliea of
'av lot by tbs t$teri of her aimy, ca only
bay. The party had not pass d Lower bandus
ky two hours before, the , advance, consutingol
Indians, appealed bo lore the t ort, and m - halt
an hour alter a large detachment of British
trcop3 ; and in the course of the niht they com
menced a cannonading against the r ort with 3
six pounders andt two Moiviizers ; the latter fron)
gu;i bests." The filing was partially-answered
by Major' Croghatv having a wx . puunder, the
onlVypie'ce of artillery. , , ! '
Tlie fire of the enemy was continued at inter
vals, duri'isr the second instant, until about half
alter live, P. M. when, finding that their cannpn
matie little impression upon the works, and hav
ing discovered my position here, and apprehend
ing an attack, an attempt was made to carry the
place by storm- Their troops were formed in
two columns, lieut. colonel Short a headed the
princip.ii one composed of the light "'and batt allien
companies of thu 4 1st regiment. This gallant
officer conducted his men to the brmk of the
ditch, under ther 1 ost galling and destructive fire
from the garrison, and leaping into it waS, follow
ed by a considerable part of his own ar.d the light
company ; at this moment a masked port hole
was suddenly ouentd and a' six pounder1 with .an
haifloadof powder and douUe charge of leaden
first note received from Major Croghan. ; If- w
written before day .land it hus siucv becnascerV '
tained, that of the enemy theie remained in jlit "
twenty-five privates ;the rumber of piisonera.ne
sergeant. and' twenty five- privates-; 14 of thfm '-badly-wounded
't every care bus betniaiteriof the
latter, and the omcers buned with the, honors dye
io their rank and their bravery All the dead
that weie not in the ditchj were taken off in the.
night by the Indians. It is impossible, , frniJUifi
Circumstances of the attack thatthey should l5ate '
lost Ies than one hupdred.V;.Son.e of the prison .
ers think it amounted to. twohundred. "A y66ng
gentleman, a privateM). the.P.tershurgtoiunfiers, v'
of the name of Brown, 4Msiastedf. by five or' aix of
that company and of. the Pittabergh Blues ' who'
were accidently in the fort, managed' the six poun
der which produced auchfcstruclion ia therankj;
of the enemy
& iiavc wuiiui 10 or, Ti a ,
N. Of our fe w wounded .' then there is Jflt'
one that will not be well in less than six daye.
1 - , ( Myor ?ro$haH' Note ) ' " ,
, t. (copy.), " ; r '
Lopcr, Sandusky, dug 3. 1815.
Da.Srs- " '
, Th? enemy triadean attempt to storm us Ij".t
evening, but was repulsed with the loss of at leaK
100 killed, wounded, and prisoners. One Lt. Col.
slugs, at the .distance of 30 .feet poured destrac.4ct,tCol. Short) a Majoranda Lieut, with about
tton uDon them and killed or wounded msarly
every man who had entered the ditch. 'In Hain
did the British cmcej-sexejrrnlSeltes 'to lead,
0:1 the balance of tlie, column S'jt retired m dis
older under a hover of slot from ihc Fort, ' and
sought safety in the adjoining Jiyoods. t The other
columnheaded 6y tha grenadiers had slso retired,
ways progressive aad soldiers ore prepared forjafr having , Suffered frsm ihe riiUsketsr ol our
the perpetiation of the most dreadful crimes by! men, to an adiacent ravine In . the . course of
the commission of minor offences with Impuhity.-fthe night, the tnemy. with the itd. 'of their In
Thai troops who had bep instigated by the exam ,'dians, drew off the gieater part of the wounded
pie of their officers, o plunder the property andjand dead, and emburking them in boats descend
burn the houses of unarmed citizeris. should pro ;ed the river with the utmost precipitation: In
cedt0 rape and murder, , need nbt , excite syj; the
prisii however it may inspire horr6r- For every
detestable violation of humanity an excuse is fa
bricated or found. The "wount ed prisoners on
the northern frontier were massacred by Iridians ;
the sick the mardered and the women violated at
Hsmptou by the foreign troops in lh6 PaX of ireat
Britain.. These pretexts, admitting them to be
true, are as disgraceful as the conduct' -.' which
made a resort. to them necessary.- Honor and
magnanimity not only forbid the soldier to perpe
irate crimes, . but require every exertion on - his
part to prevent them. If, in defiance of discipline.
acts of violence are committed upon any jndividu
al entitled to protection the exemplary puiiish
rnent of the offender can afnne-vindicate the-repu,:
tationof the rnattpnl by whom he ia employed.
were unable toget near, the Forts, from the In,
diarta which sitrrouuded it. C Finding however,
that the enemy had only light artillery, and - be
ing 1 well convinced that it - could make Utile im
pression upon the works, and that 'any attempt
tostorin it would be resisted with effect I wait,
ed r fer the arrival of 250 jmounted Volunteers,
which on ..'''ihe- ')eyenihs :, .befote had .left Upper
Sandusky.. But as soon as was Informed that
the enemy were retreating, I aet ipur with'ithe
dragoons to'endeavour to overtake them leaving
Generals M" Arthur and Cass to follow with all
the infancy (about 70O"t that could be spared from
iheprotextion of the stores and sick at this place
Whether such exertions were jhjjde by t:re Brijish I forund it . iarpctsi.blb to come ' up w them.
iajrivates, are deadinntwditchV.' I have loathm.
one in. killed, i and but fewK wounded. " Furjhei'
statejsneitswill be made you by the bearer
'; ... GD)CRCCHAN, Majo?
y : : : V"-'1'-' ,Co.ming. Ft. Sandusky
, ' N. B. Since writing the above, two soldiers of
thev41st regiment have got in, who a? ate that the
enemy have retreated- I fact, one of their gun-
boata is within threet hundred yards ol our . works,
said to be loaded with camp equipage, Sce.whicl:
they, in Jheir hurry, have left. ; ;
;A'.r. . ' GEO. CROGHAN- -.
course of the 3d jnst. having heard the . ca:,l .. Helld.airte,.Seneea 7W. "
, 1 made several attempts -to .ascertain w v ... f 18IU 5(,cteIt .
force and situation cf the enemy ; our scouts i .u- i.iA,'i..iA...;ai-.:- t
I iiuiivi wjiuwwjii.juii mnjui;
ban's report of the attack upon - his fort, whieh
has this moment .borne to hand. Fortunatt l
the mail is hot closed; t !
11 With gr at respect, 1 have the honot to ,'
Sir, your humble servaht. " :' ' - '
- Wflt, HENRY HARRISON. '
Xna,c honor to infoim you that the mnv
bihed force of thjb enemy, amountinp; to at Ifast
SOaT-eulsrs rnt seven or eight hundred .Indian-
under the immediate command of Gene: al Pre.
Cor, mafie its appeafance before, th'isrrjlae-p, gi
' JbovterSanduhkxyAus 5,18U