Cramahe  Sept 1,1814


I beg leave to inform you for his honour the President’s information that last night a boat from the American shore, landed in Cramahe in the District of Newcastle and destroyed thirty barrels of flour which was contracted for by a man by the name of John McGraw for the use of Government; That about 12 o’clock at night the same party came to my house, took twenty stands of English muskets, cartridge boxes, and bayonets for the same, with nine rounds of muskets ball cartridges, one fusile and two swords; When they left the shore they steered directly into the lake in a very light running boat like a gig; The boat contained seven men.

I Have the honour to be Your most obedient and humble Servant,

M. Peters Lieut. Col., 1st Regiment Northumberland Militia

Lieutenant-Colonel Nathaniel Coffin, Deputy Adjutant General, Militia: Kingston

1st September 1814

A party of the enemy destroyed flour and carried off arms in Cramahe


Source: National Archives RG 9C1-B-1 Northumberland 1814

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