26 July 1807
Notes of Consultations. 1807.
Norfolk. agreed that all the militia at this place, & on both sides of James river to be dismissed, except 1. an artillery company to serve the spare guns at Norfolk, and to be trained to their management. 2. a troop of cavalry to patrole the country in the vicinity of the squadron, as well to cut off their supplies as to give notice of any sudden danger: to meet which the militia of the borough & neighboring counties must hold themselves in readiness to march at a moment’s warning. a Major to command the 2. companies of artillery & cavalry
Prepare all necessaries for an attack of Upper Canada & the upper part of Lower Canada, as far as the mouth of Richlieu river.
Prepare also to take possession of the islands of Campobello &c. in the bay of Passamaquoddy
The points of attack in Canada to be 1. Detroit. 2. Niagara. 3. Kingston. 4. Montreal
|1. Detroit.||300.||militia of Michigan.|
|1000.||do. from the state of Ohio.|
|100.||regulars from forts Detroit & Fort Wayne|
|2. Niagara.||1500.||militia from Pensylvania & Genesee.|
|one artillery company of regulars from Niagara.|
|3. Kingston.||1500.||militia from New York|
|4. Montreal.||1500.||militia from||New York.|
|5. Campobello||500.||militia from||Maine|
|General officers for the attack on||Detroit Gen. Hull.|
|Campobello. Colo. Trescott or Brigadr. Genl. Chandler.|
it is understood that every thing which is not already in the neighborhood of the places can be got & carried as fast as the men can be collected & marched except provns to Detroit. half tents & travelling carriages for artillery to be made.
Measures to be taken for obtaining information
|from||Detroit through||Genl. Hull.|
|Halifax.||some person to be covered under a commission of agency for some merchant who may have a vessel there under adjudication.|
The Secretary at War to recommend to the Governors to press for 12. month volunteers under the last act, rather than 6. month do. under the former.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.