Saturday, April 4, 2015
Commodore Elliot's Speech
Speech of Com. Jesse Duncan Elliot, U.S.N., delivered in Hagerstown, Md. (1843) ...
Early in the spring I returned to Sackets Harbor...we proceeded accompanied by the whole fleet and 1200 men to York, Upper Canada... . ...with his [Commodore Chauncey's] permission I would like to lead all the schooners to the assault on the batteries. He assented, with the emphatic remark: "Do so; but be sure you bring your head back on your shoulders!"