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eager to see the action, put out to give battle to the British ship. The combat was short but terrible. In less than half an hour the Chesapeake had to strike her flag. The decks of both ships were covered with dead and wounded. Captain Lawrence died soon after the fight, and was buried by his foes at Halifax with military honours, but his remains were afterwards taken to his own country. Captain Broke was also seriously wounded, and the honour and anxiety of taking the two much damaged

THE "CHESAPEAKE" BEING TOWED INTO HALIFAX
HARBOUR BY THE "SHANNON,"

ships into Halifax harbour fell to a young Nova Scotian lieutenant named Wallis, who lived to be " Admiral of the Fleet " of Old England.

But we must now go back to continue the story of the struggle on the Niagara frontier.,

Laura   The Americans were much annoyed by

Secord. small parties of British troops who attacked their foraging parties and advanced posts. At last Colonel Boerstl_er was ordered to surprise one of these parties, posted at Beaver Dam, and commanded by Lieutenant FitzGibbon. But the surprise was on the other side.

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