From the "Official letters of the military and naval officers of the United States, during the war with Great Britain in the years 1812, 13, 14, & 15..." (1823):
An excerpt of a letter written by *Edw. W. Tupper, Brigadier General:
Thus, sir, has terminated an expedition, at one time capable of tearing the British flag from the walls of Detroit, wherein our troops might have returned with the pleasing reflection of having rendered their country an essential service. [Source]
*He was Edward White Tupper of Marietta, Ohio, who was also a boat builder.
Before the war, Edward W. Tupper submitted a deposition in an interesting case: