"We received intelligence of the declaration of war by the United States on Saturday the 27th of June 1812 from a messenger sent by the late John Jacob Astor to Thomas Clark Esq of Niagara Falls."
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Notified Of War By John Jacob Astor
Journal of Events....principally on the Detroit and Niagara frontiers...by Captain W. H. Merritt of the Prov. Light Dragoons, published at St. Catharines, C.W., by the Historical Society in 1863.