Extract of a Letter from Captain Oliver, of His Majesty's Ship Valiant, addressed to Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren, and transmitted by the Admiral to John Wihon Crokcr, Esq.
H.M.S. Ship Valiant, off New London, September 12, 1813:
I beg leave to acquaint you, that I detached the Acasta and Atalante up Long Island Sound on the evening of the 6th, to endeavour to annoy the enemy ; they returned yesterday, after having taken and destroyed fifteen sail of small vessels : the greater part of them being without cargoes, were burnt.
From: Page 444 of The Naval Chronicle, for 1813; VOL. XXX. (From July to December.)