1763 Gun Boat at Detroit with Cohorns
( Since writing the above, an Exprefs is arrived from Captain Dalzell, with an Account, that as he had difcovrred very large Indian Encampments, he thought it mcft advifeable to wait till the VefTel arrives to convoy him ; a Method that will be of the greateft Service to him, as thereby he will effectually fecuie his Paf - fage up the River of Detroit, which is rot fo wide, but that, the Savages might do Execution on naked Boats, from each Side of it. He has - alfo with him an Officer, and fome Men, of the Artillery, with Swivels, and Cohorn Mortars, fixed on ?. ltrong Boat in fuch a Manner, that they will be of the greateft Service, in driv - icg the Enemy from the oppofite Shores of the P.ivcr. " Thefe Extracts I havs madefrcm the beft.Accounts from Detroit, and you may depend upon their Authenticity.