The War, 31 May 1814, (vol. 2, no.102)
Contains a brief letter from John Armstrong to Brig. Gen. McClure, officer commanding at Fort George, dated October 4, 1813. The letter notes that “understanding that the defence of the post committed to your charge may render it proper to destroy the town of Newark, you are hereby directed to apprize its inhabitants of this circumstance, and invite them to remove themselves and their effects to some place of greater safety”. Another letter from McClure to the Secretary of War, dated December 10, 1813, describes the abandonment of Fort George by the Americans and the burning of Newark. McClure further describes the situation in a letter dated December 13, 1813.