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the Glengarry light infantry, under man, Provincial Aide de Camp, Lieutenant Colonel Battersby, and to Lieutenant Nesfield, 89ih pushed into the wood, and by their regiment, acting Aide de Camp, superior fire drove back the ene- who have rendered me every asmy's light troops. Lieut. Colonel sistance in their respective situaPearson, Inspecting Field Officer, tions, my best acknowledgments accompanied this part of his demi- are due; they are likewise due to brigade, and I am sorry to say, re- Major D’Alton, Brigade Major, ceived a severe, though I hope not with the right division, for his unia dangerous wound. To Major form correctness, zeal, and attenGeneral De Watteville, who com tion to his duty. manded in camp, and by whom To Lieutenant Colonel Campthe first directions were given and bell, of the 6th regiment, I am arrangements made, I am under also much indebted, as well in great obligations for the judgment his capacity of Commanding Offidisplayed by him, and for his zeal cer of that excellent corps, as in and exertions during the action.- that of senior officer of the reserve My acknowledgments are also due of this division. Colonel Fischer, to Major General Stovin, who ar- of De Watteville's regiment, and rived at my head quarters a few Lieutenant Colonel Ogilvie, of the hours before the attack, for the as- King's, are entitled to my
thanks. sistance I received from him. I The zeal and exertions of Major cannot sufficiently appreciate the Phillot, commanding the Royal yaluable assistance which I have Artillery ; Captains Walker and received from Col. Myers, Deputy Sabine, and the officers and men of Quarter Master General, and Lieu- that corps, have been unremitting, tenant Colonel Harvey, Deputy and merit every commendation. I Adjutant General, during the pre- have reason to be pleased with the sent service, and which have been activity and zeal which Major of the more importance, as, from Lisle, and the officers and men of my own state of health of late (in the squadron of the 19th light dracousequence of my wound), I have goons, have uniformly displayed. not been able to use those active
The enemy, it is now ascertainexertions which I otherwise might. ed, made the sortie with his whole I avail myself of this opportunity force, which, including the militia of again expressing my sincere volunteers by which he has lately .concern at the loss which this di- been joined, could not consist of vision of the army sustained, by less than five thousand. `About the accident which deprived it of two hundred prisoners fell into our the services of Major General Cou- hands, and I cannot estimate the ran, from whose energy and abi- enemy's loss in killed and woundlity much was justly to be expect- ed ať less than that number. ed. To Major Glegg, Assistant The dreadful state of the roads Adjutant General ; to Captains and of the weather, it having poured Chambers and Powell, Deputy As- with rain almost incessantly for the sistants Quarter Master General; last ten days, renders every moveto Captain Foster, Military Secre- ment of ordnance or heavy stores tary; Lieutenant Colonel Hager- exceedingly difficult. By great
exertions the commanding artillery support, composed of the Royal officer has succeeded in moving the Scots, the 82nd, and 9th regiments, battery guns, and mortars, with under Lieutenant Colonel Gordon, their stores, ác, towards the Chip received orders to march forward; pawa, to which place I mean to and also the light demi-brigade, withdraw them for the present.
under Lieutenant Colonel Pearson;
the 6th regiment remaining in reCamp, hefore Forl Erie, under Lieutenant Colonel
Sept. 19, 1814. Campbell. Froin the ConcessionSir, I have the honour to re road, the Royal Scots, with the port to yon, that the enemy attack- 89th as support, moved by the ed, on the 17th, in the afternoon, New-road, and met the enemy at three o'clock, our position before near the block-house, on the right Fort Erie, the second brigade, un- of No. 3 battery, whom they ender Colonel Fischer, coinposed of gaged, and by their steady and inthe 8h and De Waiteville's regi trepid conduct, checked his furments, being on duty.
ther progress. The 82nd regiment, Under cover of a heavy fire of and three companies of the 6th rehis artillery from Fort Erie, and giment were detached to the left, much favoured by the nature of the in order to support No. 1 and 2 batground, and also by the state of teries : the enemy having at that the weather, the rain falling in ior- time possession of No. 2 battery, rents at the moment of his ap- and still pushing forward seven proach, the enemy succeeded in companies of the 82nd, under Major turning the right of our line of Proctor, and the three companies picquets without being perceived, of the 6th, under Major Taylor, and with a very considerable force received directions to oppose the attacked both the picquets and sup- enemy's forces, and immediately port in their flanks and rear; at the charged them with the most intresame time another of the enemy's pid bravery, driving them back columns attacked in front the pic- across our entrenchments, and also quets between No.2 and No.3 bat- from No. 2 battery, thereby preteries, and having succeeded in pe- venting their destroying it, or danet rating by No. 4 picquet, part of maging its guns in a considerable his force turned to his left, and degree; Lieutenant Colonel Pearthereby surrounded our right, and son, with the Glengarry light ingot almost immediate possession of fantry, under Lieutenant Colonel No. 3 battery. The enemy then Baitersby, pushed forward by the directed his attacks with a very centre road, attacked and carried superior force towards No. 2 but with great gallantry the new intery, but the obstinate resistance trenchment then in full possession made by the picquets, under every of the eneiny: possible disadvantage, delayed con The enemy being thus repulsed siderably his getting possession of at every point, was forced to retire No. 2 battery, in which, however, with precipitation to their works, he at last succeeded.
leaviny prisoners and a number of As soon as the alarm was given, their wounded in our hands. By the 1st brigade being the next for five o'clock the intrenchments
were again occupied, and the line on the evening of the 21st to the of picquets established as it had position alluded to in my letter of been previous to the enemy's attack. That date, and bivouacked for the
I have the honour 10 inclose a night under torrents of rain. Soon return of casualties, and the repot alter daylight on the 22nd the eneof the officer commanding the my discovered our movements, and Royal Artillery, respecting the da- pushed out his picquets posted on maye done to the ordnance and the
the plain opposite Black Rock, and batteries, during the time they immediately retreated, after eswere in the enemy's possession. changing a few shots, without at. I have, &c.
tempting to mulest them. Having L. DE WATTEVILLE, Major Gen. waited until two o'clock, (as well
for the purpose of giving battle to Return of Casualties of the Right the enemy should he have ventur
Division of the armny, in action ed out, as of giving time for the with the Enemy, Camp before movement of all incumbrances beFort Erie, Sept. 17, 1814. hind the Black Creek,) I ordered
General Total -1 captain, 2 the troops to retire across Frenchlieutenants, 7 serjeants, 105 rank man's Creek, and the bridye over and file, killed ; 3 lieutenant colo- that creek to be destroyed.
A canels, :3 captains, 10 lieutenants, 1 valry picquet was left to watch ensign, 13 serjeants, 1 drummer,' this brigade; and the troops then 147 rank and tile, wounded; 2 proceeded to take up the canton. majors, 4 captains, 3 lieutenants, ments. The whole of the move2 ensigns, 1 adjutant, 1 assistant- ments has this day been completed; surgeon, 21 serjeants, 2 drummers, and the troops are now in com280 rank and file missing.
fortable quarters, where it is my intention to give them a few days repose.
Extract of a Leller from Sir G.
Foreign Office, Dec. 26, 1814.
October 4, 1814. Mr. Baker arrived this afternoon I have the honour to transmit to at this Office, with a Treaty of your lordship the inclosed extract Peace and Amity between his Maof a letter I have just received jesty and the United States of Amefrom Lieut. Gen. Drummond: rica, signed at Ghent, on the 24th
instan', by Admiral Lord GamExtract of a Letter from Lieut.. bier, Henry Goulburn, Esq. and
General Drummond 10 his Er- William Adams, Esq. D. D. L. cellency Lieut.-Gen. Sir George Plenipotentiaries of his Majesty ; Prerosi, dated
and by John Quincy Adams, J. A.
Bayard, Henry Clay, Jonathan RusDistrict Head-quarters, Falls sell, and Albert Gullatin, Esqrs.
of Niagara, Sept. 24. Plenipotentiaries on the part of The troops, fell back at 8 o'clock the said United States.
PUBLIC GENERAL ACTS,
Passed in the Second Session of the Fifth Parliament of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Irelund, -54 George
An act to enable his Majesty to file the same, on or before the 1st accept the services of a proportion day of Hilary term, 1815. of the militia out of the united An act to stay, uutil the 20th kingdom, for the vigorous prose- day of April, 1814, proceedings in cution of the war.
actions, under an act, passed in the Au act for continuing to his Ma- 43rd year of his present Majesty, jesty certain duties ou malt, sugar, to amend the laws relating to spi , tobacco, and snuff, in Great Britain; ritual persons. and on pensions, offices, and per An act to continue, until the sonal estates, in England; for the 25th day of March, 1815, and service of the year 1814.
amend in act for regulating the An act for raising the sum of drawbacks and bounties on the 22,000,0001. by way of annuities. exportation of sugar from Ireland,
An act to continue, until six An act to provide for the charge weeks after the commencement of of the addition to the public funded the next session of parliament, an debt of Great Britain, for the seract, passed in the last session of ice of the
1814 parliament, intituled an act to con An act for fixing the commencetinue and amend an act of the pre- ment and termination of licences, sent session, to prevent the issuing to he granted for the distillation of and circulating of pieces of gold spirits from corn or grain in Scotand silver, or other metal, usually land. called tokens, except such as are
An act to amend an act, passed issued by the banks of England in the 51st year of the reign of his and Ireland respectively.
present Majesty, intituled an act An act to indemnify such per to permit the interchange of the sons in the united kingdom as have British and Irish militias respecomitted to qualify themselves for tively. offices and employments, and for An act for extending the proviextending the times limited for sions of an act, passed in the 46th those purposes respectively, until year of his present Majesty (for the 25th day of March, 1815; and making better provision for solto permit such persons in Great diers) to serjeants of the militia. Britian as have omitted to make An act to enable his Majesty to and file affidavits of the execution augment the sixtieth regiment to of indentures of clerks to attor- ten battalions, by enlistment of neys and solicitors, to make and foreigners.
An act for giving effect to cer- the regiment of miners of Corntain engagements of his Majesty wall and Devon. with the emperor of all the Rus Au act for charging an equal. sias and the king of Prussia, for ising duty on Scotch salt brought furnishing a part of the pecuniary to England. succours for assisting his Ma An act to continue, until the jesty's said allies, in supporting 25th day of March, 1815, an act the expenses of the with of the 52nd year of his present MaFrance.
jesty, for the more effectual preAn act to provide that property servation of the peace, by enforcvested in the accountant-general ing the duties of watching and of the high court of Chancery as warding. such, shall, upon his death, re An act to amend an act of the moval, or resignation, vest, from 53rd year of his Majesty's reign, intime to time, in those who shall tituled an act for ihe relief of insucceed to the office.
solvent debtors in England. An act for the more easy reco An act for further continuing, very of debts in his Majesty's co until the 25th day of March, 1815, lony of New South Wales.
certain bounties and drawbacks, on Au act to explain an act of the the exportation of sugar from 41st year of his present Majesty, Great Britain; and for suspending for declaring what persons shall be the countervailing duties and boundisabled from sitting and voting in ties on sugar, when the duties imthe House of Cominons of the posed by an act of the 49th
of united kingdom of Great Britain his present Majesty shall be susand Ireland.
pended. An act to enable his Majesty to An act for punishing mutiny accept the services of a proportion and desertion; and for the better of the militia of the city of London, payment of the army and their out of the united kingdom, for the quarters. vigorous prosecution of the war. An act for repealing the duties
An act for raising the sum of of customs on madder imported 10,500,0001. by exchequer bills, into Great Britian; and for grantfor the service of Great Britain, for ing other duties in lieu thereof; to the year 1814.
continue in force until the 5th day An act to enable his Majesty to of January, 1817. accept the services of the local mi. An act to rectify a mistake in litia, out of their counties, 'under an act of the present session of parcertain restrictions, and until the liament, for repealing the duties 25th day of March, 1815.
of customs on madder imported An act to explain and amend into Great Britain, and for grantan act, passed in the present sesc ing other duties in lieu thereof. sion of parliament, for enabling his An act for the relief of certain Majesty to accept the services of a insolvent debtors in England. proportion of the militia out of the
An act to charge an additional united kingdom, for the vigorous duty of customs on brandy, improsecution of the war; and to ported into Great Britain for the extend the provisions thereof to purpose of exportation, and which