James Madison Papers

To James Madison from an Unidentified Correspondent, 20 July 1813

From an Unidentified Correspondent

off Majr Sommervills St Marys County Maryland
Tuesday Morning July 20th. 1813

There appears to be at this time 11. Sail of Armed Vessels


4.   74s. Certainly

2   64s. 74 in disguise

2   Frigates

3   Sloops of War & two or three small Tenders or Cutters

There appears to be at Blackstones Island Four sail Vitz:

1. 80 Gun ship which went up this morning

1 Transport

1 Brigg &

2 Sloops. In all 19 Sail vitzt.

1. 80 Gun ship

4. 74s. do

2 64 do

4 Frigates

3 Briggs

4 Scuners

1 Sloop.

21st July 1813.

The force concentrates Admiral Warren comes up to within about four Miles of Blackstons Island &c Admiral Cockburn comes down within about 3 or 4 Miles above the Island.


The Fleet in the same position. Two small lookout Vessels progressing upwards at 8 OClock AM.

RC (NN). Docketed by JM.

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