Posted by Vice-Admiral Sir George Saunders on April 30, 1999 at 01:55:59:
In Reply to: Re: Dispatch to Fort Detroit posted by Vice-Admiral Sir George Saunders on April 28, 1999 at 21:03:08:
To the representitives of
His Royal Majesty ---
Victory is ours!
Today has seen the Royal Navy destroy the water-borne fleet of the Mingos as they tried to flee from shore in their canoes, heavily ladened with their booty that they had taken from the homes of the unfortunate subjects of the Crown who fell to their tomohawks.
Those Mingos who were not destroyed as they entered the water, were either killed in bitter fighting or captured by detached Royal Marines or the Highlanders commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
One of the Rebel Mingo leaders, a devilish fellow by the name of Satans Toe, was hauled out of the water in a dazed state and promptly clapped into chains.
As for the other miscreant, a Goats Foot, or Goats Hoof, or whatever they call him, he disappeared under the waters surface and we assumed is drowned, as no other sight of him has been reported.
As for the EErie tribe, they put up a tremendous fight, wounding or killing a number of Highlanders and Light Infantrymen, but with reinforcements from the Shawnee, Wyandots, Seneca, and Mohawk arriving, as well as a few well placed shots from our ships cannon, they were routed from the battlefield, and last reports were that they were making their way back to their lands.
We have received word of some upstart Colonials under a fellow named Clark making bold threats, and though the joint Ranger Coys of Caldwell and Bradt should handle them nicely, we have dispatched the Shawnee, Wyandot, and Seneca, as well as Colonel Bouquet's Highlanders of the 42nd of Foot to deal with them.
Colonels Hamilton, Bouquet, as well as Captains Caldwell, Bradt, and Joseph Brant should be commended for how they handeled this affair thus far.
As for Mr. Girty, the musket ball he received should be reward enough for the troubles he brewed up with the Native population.
I understand he is a friend of Colonel Hamilton's, and no doubt will receive an extra rum ration from him, but if I were to have him in my midst, I'd clap him in irons, keel haul him, and hang him from tallest yard-arm!
No word yet from acting-Leftenant Edward Pellew to report , on the suppossed pirate treasure that rightfully belongs to the Crown.
Vice-Admiral Sir George Saunders
His Majesty's Lake Fleet
God Save The King!
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