[MVB], Notes for the Hull trial [abbreviations of charges and specifications], c3 January 1814
|The United States}
|Abbreviation of Charges
Treason agt. the U. States between the 9th. of April & 17th. of August 1812
1. The sending the Boat & papers 1st. July 1812 from Rapid to Detroit.
I. The abandonment of Sandwich a post necessary to the reduction of Malden.
2d. A Refusal to attack Malden in consequence of a traitorous combination.
3d. Traitorous neglect to make the necessary preparation to attack Malden.
I. The dilapidated State of the guns & gun Carriages at Detroit & the traitorous neglect to repor[t] them.
2d. The Same as to the Fort
3d. Omission to repel the approaches of the enemy.
5th. The tratorous Surrender.
Cowardice at & in the Neighborhood of Detroit between 1st. July & 17th August 1812
I. Misbehaviour before the Enemy by evincing personal alarm in his conduct & conversation.
By abandoning the attack on Malden.
By quitting Sandwich
By retreating to Detroit without cause.
I By manifesting great fear during the Cannonading on the 15th & cowardly expressions in the public Street.
I Cowardly actions & expressions on the 16th when the Enemy was approaching
By avoiding all personal danger
By not attempting to prevent the Enemies crossing or Landing
By refusal & omission to reconnoitre.
By hastily sending flags of truce to the Enemy with overtures for a Capitulation
By withdrawing his person from american troops in the field to a place of Safety
By Irresolute fluctuating & inconsistent orders.
By calling the American Troops from the field &
calling ^crowding^ them in the fort.
By a precipitate declaration that he surrendered before terms of Capitulation were suggested.
I Surrender of Detroit upon the Impulse of personal fear only.
2d. Disgracefull Capitulation because
1st. No Stipulation that garrison should march out with the honors of War.
2d. None in favor of the Canadians
3d. None to advise the Secy at War.
Neglect of Duty & unofficerlike Conduct while commanding a Separate army between the 9th April & 17. August 1812.
I. Neglecting to receive
& his troops from 25 May to 16th August
2d. No order of Battle prepared
3d. Sending the papers by the Boat having notice &c.
I Neglecting to repair the guns & gun Carriages
1st. By not Seasonably repairing & making the necessary gun carriages.
2d. A useless waste of time at Sandwich in projects to conciliate the British Inhabitants & Indians.
3d. Postponing in the first Instance & finally abandoning the <investment> & attack on Malden.
Th By evacuating the province without in any way Stipulating for the Safety of the Inhabitants who had Joined him.
1 The importance of & neglect of Keeping open the Communication with the post at the river raisin.
4th August 2d. Sending Major V Horne with Inadequate force to open the Same
8th August 3d. By Sending Lt. Col. With 500 men without sufficient provisions
14th August 4th. Sending Col. Cass & McArthur without furnishing them with Sufficient provisions
1 Van Horne was defeated
2d. Miller after a victory obliged to return
3d. McArthur & Cass obliged to return
1 By omitting to take & retain the Bridge over the aux. Canard & investing & attacking Malden
I Refusing to annoy the enemy in erecting their Batteries
2d. Neglecting to fortify the Landing place at Spring Wells
3d Neglecting to attack the enemy at Spring Wells & afterwards.
The U. States