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A SPY CAPTURED!

Buffalo Gazette July 28, 1812

(02.19.02) On Friday the 24th [illegible]. it was rumored in this village, that a man by the name of ELIJAH CLARK, a subject of his majesty in Upper Canada, was on this side a few miles up the lake lurking about apparently as a spy. Judge Baker, Capt J. Wells, a some others, immediately went in pursuit of the fellow. They found Clark in the evening, and arrested him at the house of Mr. L..[illegible] about 20 miles from this village -- he appeared considerably agitated , and declined giving any satisfactory information as to his crossing the lake, or who, or how many came with him; but by means of vigilance and good management, they succeeded in arresting two others by the names of AARON BRINK and DAVID LEE, who rowed the boat from Canada with Clark. On Saturday they were taken to Black Rock and underwent an examination before Col. Swift and Major Miller -- they were committed to the prison of this county, till a Court Martial should be ordered by Maj. Gen. Hall. Brink and Lee have been removed from jail, and are under keepers ---Clark is well guarded. As their fate will specially determined, one of which the public shall be informed, who will now merely observe that their examinations before the officers were contradictory in many essential points...

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