A. Yes. he did he gave a general Order out that they should be exercise twice a day, an hour each time to the best of my Recollection - sometimes they were exercised with Powder, but it was not often they could be exercised with Powder, as there was not sufficient to do it.
Q. Was I obliged to take from the Queen Charlotte Stores of various Descriptions even to Sails Cables and Anchors as well as a propor- tion of pistols to fire the Guns off with, before I could make the Detroit at all fit for the Lake?
A. Yes you were.
Mr. George Peter Martin young Surgeon of His Majesty's late Ship Detroit called in and sworn.
The Court asked
Q. Are the Contents of the Narrative of Captain Barclay more particul- arly as to the Scarcity of Provisions at Lake Erie and the Want of Seamen on board the Squadron correct and true as far as came within your knowledge and to the best of your belief?
A. They are.
Q. Were the killed and wounded composed in a great measure of the better Seamen?
A. There were a great proportion of the Seamen in the List in comparison with the other Men.
Q. Were many of the Men you had from the Dover among them?
A. I cannot recollect.
Q. Do your think the Ships were defended to the last?
A. As far as I am able to judge they were.
Captain Barclay asked -
Q. Did I on my being brought below from my first Wound remain longer than until I could crawl up again?
A. Certainly not - the first wound was in the Thigh
Q. How long was it between my returning to the Deck and my being brought below the second time totally disabled?
A. About an hour or an hour and a half.
The Court was cleared and agreed that the Capture of His Majesty's late Squadron was caused by the very defective Means Captain Barclay
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