| It is with extreme regret that we have to announce the
death of Dr. EPHRAIM BREWSTER,
surgeon of the 11th Regt. U. S. Infantry. On Friday aft, the troops of
the 11th Reg. were ordered from this place to Plattsburgh, under the command
of Capt. MClary. They embarked on board the sloop at 4 P. M. and about
5 a gust of wind which brought the vessel down up on her side, while he
was sitting upon the railing of the deck and was drowned. Diligent search
has been made for his body, but as yet to no purpose, the water being about
100 feet deep.
Doct. Brewster was a man possessed to an excellent dispositon, gentleman manners, and had by strict attention to his ???ers. gained their affections, as well as the friendship of the officers and citizens who had the pleasure of his aquaintance.
|During the passage of Col. Clark's Regiment of United States Infantry from Burlington to this place, Dr. EPHRAIM BREWSTER, the Surgeon of that Regiment, unfortunately fell from the deck of one of the Sloops into the Lake, and was drowned. No boat being annexed to the Sloop, it was impossible to save him, although every exertion of which circumstances admitted, was made for that purpose. Dr. Brewster was a man of literature and science, and of a most amiable private character. The loss of such a man at such a time, is great indeed, not only to his family and friends, but to his country.|
|"The last detachment of the eleventh regiment left this place about four o'clock on Friday last, under a strong breeze; when they had sailed about three miles, Doctor Ephraim Brewster, surgeon of the regiment, by some accident fell overboard, and was drowned, the vessel being under full sail, and having no small boat, could not give him any assistance; a sergeant Hopkins, of the New-Hampshire line, however, flung over a board, and placed himself upon it, at the risk of his own life, to endeavor to save Dr. Brewster, but to no effect; being a strong sea, he was himself in great danger of being drowned."|
|Died]- In Lake-Champlain, Dr. EPHRAIM BREWSTER, surgeon of the 11th U.S. regt. drowned on his passage to Plattsburg.----.........|
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1812
A gentleman from Burlington brings the unpleasant intelligence, that on Friday last, as the Troops were on the Lake, sailing for Plattsburgh, Doct. EPHRAIM BREWSTER, was knocked over board by the boom of the Sloop; and although immediately taken from the water, no signs of life could be discovered. The violence of the blow was supposed to be such as to cause instant death. Doct. Brewster, was an eminent physician; had lately recieved a commission as surgeon in teh Army; was esteemed by his friends and acquaintance in Danville, where he has left a widow, to mourn his loss.
To our departed Commissiond
Doctor Ephraim Brewster
The friends of the deceased and of humanity cannot to highly prile (?) the exertions of Capt. M'Clary on this occasion, he daily visited the lake and shore in hopes to find the body and when he found himself to indisposed by ?????? of being exposed to the weather it would no be proper for him to go, he hired others. It is said he expended nearly 70 dollars before the body was found. On Sunday, the body was found by the shore about two miles to the north of the mouth of the Onion river. It was brought to the wharf that evening, and under the state it was thought advisable to sink it till next day when it was raised and interred.
| We learn by letter from Burlington, that through the humane
and benevolent interposition of capt Andrew M'Clary of the United States
army, the body of Doctor EPHRAIM BREWSTER,
who was drowned in Lake Champlain on the 11th Sept. (sic) was found on
Sunday the 20th, and on Monday following was intered at Burlington under
Masonic and Military honors.
Brewster & Stiles Families
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