Saturday, August 8, 2015

Commodore Perry Visited Long Point


Shortly after reaching the open lake, Perry visited Long Point, the enemy's naval station opposite Erie. Of this visit he wrote thus to the secretary on August 8: I have the honor to inform you I have returned from Long Point without having seen the enemy; we are now busily employed in getting in ballast, provisions, and pro curing volunteers from the militia. I propose sailing this evening in pursuit of the enemy.

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