From Benjamin Forsyth
Chazy N. York 15th. march 1814
I made a dash yesterday from this, to the neighbourhood of Lacole L. Canada in pursuit of the enemy & Smuglers part of whom we so fortunate as to Capture within eighteen miles of St. Johns L.C. & within Sight of the Batteries on the Island.
With the Captured were found the inclosed letters which I transmit to you for your information &c thro. the most direct Channel, altho not thro the ordinary one, with Sentiments of the greatest respect
NB. Snow 18 inches deep ice is very good over the lak[e] Champlain numbers of heavy guns going & gone from Montreal to Kingston B. troops moving up the Country using great exertions for the Command of the lake &c &c.
Recruiting pretty lively many wanted for that purpose army uncommonly healthy.
RC (DLC). Enclosures not found.