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480 Ship-, in ballast with specie, sent into Wilmington, N. C. Dec. 29, by the Revenge.
481 Ship Eliza Ann, froin Liverpool, arrived at Boston, prize to the Yankee.
482 Schooner Success, from Newfoundland for New Brunswick, with 250 barrels salmon, prize to the Benjamin Franklin.
483 Schooner Lady Clark, arrived at New York, Aug. 31 prize to the Bunker Hill.
484. Schooner Sally, from Sidney, N. S. arrived at Boston, Aug. 5, prize to the Wiley Reynard.
485 Schooner Blonde, from Dominico for St. John's, N. F. prize to the John.
486 Schooner ---, from Jamaica, with 160 puncheons of rum, arrived at Salem, Aug. 16, prize to the John.
487. Armed schooner Dorcas, taken by the Liberty of Baltimore, divested of her dry goods, &c. and released.
448 Sloop Eagle, a tender to the Poictiers off New. York, captured by a fishing smack fitted out for the purpose.
489 Brig Union, from Ireland, laden with provisions, sent into Abrevrehe (France) by the True Blooded Yankee.
490 Ship Aurora, from Belfast for London, sent into Roscoff (France) by the same.
491 Ship of 20 guns, chased on shore on the coast of Africa, by the Rambler, of Bristol.
492 Ship Integrity, from Waterford to Lisbon, captured between Waterford and Cork, by the True Blooded Yankee, and carried into Norway.
493 Brig Avery, from Mogadore, 12 guns, laden with gums, almonds, beeswax, skins, &c. sent into New Beda ford, by the York Town; valued at 200,000 dollars.
494 Ship Susan, from Liverpool for Gibraltar, captured by an American privateer, and sent into Marcenes, France,
495 The ship Fox, for Lisbon, captured off Cape Clear, after a running fight of about an hour, by an American vessel unknown. She went down in half an hour after her capture.
496 Schooner Leonard, taken and sunk in Dublin Bay by the True Blooded Yankee.
497 Brig Betsey, with a full cargo of wine, raisins, &c. from Malaga, for St. Petersburg, sent into Plymouth, by the Jack's favourite ; valued at 75,000 dollars.
498, 499, 500 Three vessels captured by the America, of Salem, and given up to discharge her prisoners.
- 501 Schooner -- from the Faulkland Islands for Lisbon, captured by the Fox, of Portsmouth, and her car. go of skins taken on board the privateer. The vessel was afterwards recaptured by the Dover frigate.
502 Brig -, heavily laden, sent into Bristol, Mass. by the Yankee.
503 A gun-boat mounting a 24 pounder, &c. captured on lake Ontario at which time, fourteen batteaux were taken, with 4 officers and 61 men,
504 Schooner Three-Sisters, of Bermuda, with a cargo of flour, &c. sent into St. Mary's, by the Saucy Jack of Charleston.
505 Schooner General Horseford, of 210 tons, with a valuable assorted cargo, sent into Savannah, by the Decatur.
506 Brig Betsey, with a valuable cargo of wine and fruit; captured 250 miles west of the Rock of Lisbon, by the privateer Jack's Favourite, aud safely arrived at Plymouth, Mass.
507 Brig Nelly, from Cork for Newfoundland, captured by the Fox of Portmouth, and burnt after dispossessing her of her valuable articles.
508 Sloop Peggy from Greenock for Limerick, captur. ed by the same, and ransomed.
509 Schooner Brother and Sister, from Liverpool for Westport, captured by the same, and burnt.
510 Brig Louisa captured by the same, and ransomed.
511 Sloop Fox, from Liverpool for Limerick, valuable; captured by ditto, and sent to Norway.
512 Sloop William and Ann, from Newcastle fo: Galloway, captured by do. and sent France.
513 Sloop James and Elizabeth, captured by do. and Tansomed.
514 Brig Chance, from Liverpool for Newfoundland,
515 Brig Mary, from Cork for Pictou, captured by do. and burnt.
516 Ship Venus an American vessel, sent into Salem by the Dolphin privateer-enemy property condemned to the amount of 60,000 dollars.
517 Brig Morton, laden with dry goods, hard-ware and bar-iron, captured off the Western Islands by the Yorktown, and sent into Wilinington, N. C.
518 His majesty's schooner Dominica, 15 guns and 83 men, captured by the privateer Decatur of Charleston, of 7 guns and 103 men, after a desperate action. The Dominica arrived at Charleston.
519 Ship London trader, 2 guns, from Surinam for London, sent into ditto by ditto, laden with 209 hhds. sugar, 140 tierces of molasses, 55 hhds. rum, 700 bags coffee, 50 or 60 bales of cotton, and some other articles.
520, 521, 522, 523, 524 Brig's Good Intent, Venus, Happy, barque Reprisal, and schooner Elizabeth, captured by the Snap-Dragon, of North Carolina and destroyed or given up
525 Privateer Fly, guns, captured by the U. S, brig Enterprize, and sent into Portsmouth.
526 Schooner Ceres, captured by the Yankee.
527 Barque Henrietta, sent into Beaufort, N. C. by the Snap-Dragon, of Newbern. 528 Brig Ann,
with a cargo of dry goods, worth 500,000 dollars, captured by the Snap-Dragon, and the most valuable part of the cargo taken on board the privateer, which has safely arrived at Beaufort.
529 Schooner Flying Fish, taken by the Saucy Jack, and released after dispossessing her of goods to the value of 1000 dollars.
530 Sloop Catherine, laden with salt, taken by the Saucy Jack, and sent into Cape Henry, Hayti.
531 Schooner Kate, with salt fish, sent into "ditto by ditto.
532 Ship Louisa, 10 guns, laden with coffee, taken by the Saucy Jack and burnt to prevent her falling into the hands of a British man of war in chase.
533 Brig Three Brothers, 10 guns, laden with 2,646 bags and 40 tierces of coffee, sent into St. Mary's by the Saucy Jack
534 Brig Earl of Moira, from Liverpool for St. Andrews in ballast, sent into Machias by the Industry of Marblehead.
and 26 men,
laden with a few hhds. of rum, sent into Eastport, by the privateer 'boat Terrible.
536, 537 Two enemy vessels, trading between the United States and the ports of Nova-Scotia, sent into Machias by the privateer boats Holkar and Swift-sure, worth 5,000 dollars. 538 Schooner Louisa, of 202 tons, '1
gun from St. Vincents, for St. Johns, a first rate vessel, Baltimore built, sent into Newport, by the letter of marque schooner Expedition of Baltimore, having on board 100 hhds. rum and 30 bbls. sugar
539 Privateer King of Rome, captured and destroyed by the U. S. brig Argus, on her passage for France.
540 A ship laden with fish, sent into Bordeaux, by the United States frigate President, commodore Rodgers.
541 A schooner sent into Bayonne by the same.
542, 543, 544 Three vessels sent into France, by the True Blooded Yankee.
545, 546 Two vessels carried into France by the Led, letter of marque.
547 A homeward bound Indiaman, captured by the Leo, worth 500,0001.--the Indiaman was retaken by a sloop of war, but the bullion she had on board, worth 60, '000 dollars, was carried into France by the Leo.
548 Brig captured by the Brutus letter of marque, on her passage to France, and ransomed for 5,000 dollars. The Brutus also captured another vessel.
549 Schooner -, captured by the General Armstrong on her passage to France, and burnt.
550 His majesty's fine brig of war Boxer, of 18 guns, taken by the U. S. brig Enterprize of 16 guns, and carried into Portland. 55.1 Schooner
from the West Indies for Halifax, with a cargo of sugar and coffee, captured by the mate [an American] and some of the crew, and carried into Castine.
552 Schooner laden with salt, captured by the privateer boat Terrible, and ransomed.
553 Brig- sent into Newbern, N. C. deeply laden with dry goods, invoiced at 83,0001. sterling, equal to 368,520 dollars, by the Snap Dragon.
(This list continued in Chapter, VA.)
THE following reports of the naval committee of Congress, during the year 1812, are highly interesting. They have done away much of the prejudice of the people of the United States against an efficient navy: they have convinced them of the necessity of employing ships of the line against ships of the line, and that a naval force of frigates only can never become efficient, however great their number may be.
The committee, to whom was referred 80 much of the Pre.
sident's message of the 4th November, 1811, as relates to the naval establishment,
REPORT IN PART,
That the subject referred to your committee, in its several relations, presents a question of the highest im portance on the interests of the people of this country; inasmuch as it embraces one of the great and leading objects of their government that, which above all others, laid the foundation of the happy union of these States. Your committee need hardly say they mean the protection of maritime commerce ; an interest which, when superficially viewed, seems to affect only the Atlantic portions of the country, yet really extends as far as the utmost limits of its agriculture, and can only be separated from it, in the opinion of your committee, by a total blindness to the just policy of government. The important engine of national strength and national security, which is formed by a naval force, has hitherto, in the opinion of the committee, been treated with a neglect highly impolitic, or supported with a spirit so languid, as while it has preserved the existence of the establishment has