American papers are received, dated October, 4. 1794. They contain two letters from General Wayne to the American Secretary at War, giving an account of a severe action he had with the Indi ans, who were assisted by the volunteers and militia of Detroit on the 20th August, on the banks of the Miamis, in the vicinity of the British post and garrison at the foot of the Rapids.–The action was bloody, and he says, “our army was left in full and quiet possession of the field of battle, which terminated under the influence of the guns of the British garrison, as you will observe by the inclosed correspondence which passed between Major Camp bell Commandant and myself upon the occasion.” He adds℃”We remained three days and nights on the banks of the Miamis, in front of the field of battle; during which time all the houses and corn fields were consumed and destroyed for a con siderable distance both above and below Fork Mia mis, as well as within pistol shot of that garrison, who were compelled to remain tacit spectators to this general devastation and conflagration, among which were the stores and houses of Colonel Mac kee, the British Indian agent and principal stimu lator of the war now exiting between the United States and the Savages.
The American paper from which this account is taken, does not give the correspondence above alluded to, but concludes the article thus:
“Besides the very important papers which we have been able to offer to our readers this day, the Executive, we understand, has received copies of a correspondence between the British Major Camp bell, and General Wayne. The Major begins it by inquiring of the General by what authority he came there. The General answers by requiring to know who gave Campbell authority to establish a fort at that place, it being within our side of the treaty boundary, and no such establishment there when that instrument was signed. We hope ere long our gallant General will give a good account of this Mr. Campbell.”
Citation: Glasgow Advertiser (Glasgow, United Kingdom), 17 November 1794, available at the Scissors and Paste Database, http://www.scissorsandpaste.net/378.