National Intelligencer Vol. XIII, No. __91- June 24, 1813
The Intelligencer was an American newspaper that was established, in 1800, in Washington by Samuel Harrison Smith, a young Jeffersonian- Republican from Philadelphia. The paper was a supporter of the Jefferson and Madison administrations until 1810 when it was sold to Joseph Gales Jr. from North Carolina. In 1812 William Seaton joined Gales as a publishing partner. This paper made significant contributions to the nation and wielded considerable influence in political circles during its publication. It has been praised for its "high standard of journalistic excellence and high intellectual level of its contents". (William E. Ames , National Intelligencer: Washington's Leading Political Newspaper) The Intelligencer was, until 1810, named the National Intelligencer, and Washington Advertiser. It was a tri-weekly paper and had a peak circulation of 6, 000. Publication was suspended in 1869.Contains a brief article on the American retreat to Forty Mile Creek and Fort George after the Battle of Stoney Creek. Also contains an article on the Battle of Newark, including an extract of the General Orders issued by Gen. Scott prior to the attack. It is stated that “the enemy fled, leaving 260 of his regulars, killed and wounded, on the field…after fifteen or twenty minutes struggle, the American arms again triumphed in Canada.” Also contains a letter written by Maj. Gen. Lewis to the Secretary of War, dated 14 June 1813, informing of Gen. Dearborn’s resignation due to illness, and recounting the events in the aftermath of the Battle of Stoney Creek. This is followed by a brief letter from Dearborn to Lewis, asking that he retreat to Fort George, dated 6 June 1813. A report of the killed, wounded, and missing in the Battle of Stoney Creek is also included.