Wednesday, April 17, 2013

News of the British fleet in the Chesapeake - April 15, 1813

                                                                                                         Baltimore, April 15.    

               Capt. Crandle left west river yesterday, when he got into the bay he found the seven close after, and as they out sailed him he had to use his sweeps, when off Magothy river or a little above, the British were off Annapolis.  He passed the Bodkin (mouth of the Patapsco) about 8 o'clock in the evening.  The last he saw of the British, they were under sail; so it was uncertain to him whether they intended come off Annapolis, or proceed higher up the bay. - Gazette.[1]

[1] Daily National Intelligencer; Date: 04-17-1813; Volume: I; Issue: 92; Page: [3]; Location: Washington (DC), District of Columbia.
Transcribed by John Peter Thompson, April 17th, 2013.

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