Papers of Daniel Dobbins.
Buffalo New York Historical Society
Heights above Michilimackinac 17th July 1812
Capitulation agreed upon between Captain Charles Roberts commanding his
Britanic Majestys Forces on the one part and Lieut. Porter Hanks commanding
the Forces of the United States on the other part.
1st The Fort of Michilimackinac shall immediately be surrendered to the
2d The garrison shall march out with the honors of war, lay down their arms
and become prisioners of war and shall be sent to the United States of
America by his Britanic Majesty, not to serve in this war until regularly
exchanged and for the due performance of this article the officers pledge
their word and honor.
3d All the merchant vessels in the harbor with their crew shall be in
possession of their respective owners.
4th Private property shall be held sacred as far as in my power.
5th All citizens of the United States who shall not take the oath of
allegiance to his Britanic Majesty shall depart with their property from the
Island in one month from the date hereof.
Charles Roberts Capt. Commg H.B. Majestys Forces Mackinaw
Porter Hanks Lieut. U.S.A. commg US Forces Mackinaw
A list of the crew and passengers of the Cartel Schooner Salina
Daniel Dobbins Master (Merchant ship Captain)
Jonathon Gautton Mate
Benjamin A. Naper
Those listed under capitulation;
Rufus S. Reed
John Dowsman ( my note: John Dousman)
F. B. Holmes
Constant A. Andrews
Polly Crawford his wife
David Crawford child
Belonging to the Sloop Erie;
Walter Morton Master
Wollord Cole Mate
James Sugh (my note Lugh?)
Belonging to the Sloop Friends Good Will;
Oliver Williams Passenger
William Lee Master
James Lee Crew
James Adams "
Urastus Richards (Position unnamed)
Jacob Graversa (?) Interpreter