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Edition: May 6, 1843 May 6, 1843
—Captain MACKENZIE held his (the King's Commissariat) fort until his ammunition was entirely expended, and then cut his way through the town; but in so doing was wounded in three places. Strange to say, this officer owed his life to beating a woman! He told his people to abandon their property and save their lives. A woman put down her child to save her pots and pans; and expostulation being of little effect, and time most precious, MACKENZIE drew his sword to strike her with the flat of it, by which means he had it in his hand when he was attacked immediately afterwards.— Lady Sale's Journal.