ate use, they will not be referred to.
Beginning at the northeastern extremity of our coast, we have, for Eastport and Wiscasset, projected works estimated to carry about fifty guns.
Nothing has yet been done to these works.
Next Portland, with works carrying about forty or fifty guns, and Fort Penobscot and batteries, carrying about one hundred and fifty guns.
These are only partly built.
Defenses of Portsmouth and the vicinity, about two hundred guns.
Thess, and the still more uncertain chance of keeping him there; the escape of a single vessel being sufficient to cause the loss of our harbor.”
These remarks are based upon the supposition that we have but the single harbor of New York; whereas Portland, Portsmouth, Boston, Newport, the Delaware, the Chesapeake, Charleston, Savannah, Pensacola, Mobile, New Orleans, and numerous other places, are equally open to attack, and therefore must be equally defended, for we know not to which the enemy w