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CHAPTER XIII.

Evacuation of Philadelphia.—Battle os Monmouth.—

General Lee censured.—General Clinton reaches

New York.—The Count de Estaing arrives there—

Repairs to Rhode Island—Expedition unsuccessful.

—French Fleet rendezvous at Boston, to resit after

the Damages sustained by a Storm.—Lord Howe

leaves the American Seas.—Marauding Exploits of

General Grey.—Destruction of Wyoming.—Expe-

dition into the Indian Territories. 92

CHAFsER XIV.

Foreign Negociations.—Dissensions among the Amer-

ican Commissioners.—Deane recalled.—Mr. Adams

appointed.—Mr. Lee and Mr. Adams recalled.—-

Spain declares War against England.—Mr. Jay

sent to the Court of Madrid.—Sir George Collier's

Expedition to Virginia—His sudden Recal—Rav-

ages on the North River.—Depredations in the

State of Connecticut, in aid of Governor Tryon and

his Partisans.—General Washington seizes Stoney

Point—Recovered by the British.—Penobscot Expe-

dition—Destruction of the American Navy. 128

CHAPTER XV.

A Retrospect of some Naval Transactions in the West

Indies, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-

eight, and seventy-nine.—Affairs in Georgia con-

cisely reviewed General Lincoln sent to lake the

Command at the Southward.—The Count de Es-

taing's Arrival in Georgia.—Savannah closely be-

sieged by the Combined Forces of France aud

America—Repulsed by General Prevost.—The

Count de Estaing leaves the Southern Clime.—

The Count Pulaski slain in Georgia.—Some Anec-

dotes of Count Kosciulko. 161
CHAPTER XVI.

Sir Henry Clinton and Admiral Arbuthnot sail for

South Carolina —Charleston invested—Capitulates.

—General Lincoln and his Army Priloners of War.

—General Clinton returns to New York—Lord

Cornwallis's Command and Civil Administration in

Charleston.—Mr. Gadsden and other Gentlemen

suspected, and sent to St. Augustine.—Much Oppo-

sition to British Authority in both the Carolinas.—

The Count de Rochambeau and the Admiral de

Tiernay arrive at Newport.—British Depredations

in the Jerlies.—Catastrophe of Mr. Caldwell and

his family.—Armed Neutrality.—Some Observa-

tions on the State of Ireland.—Riots in England.—

Cursory Observations. 187

CHAPTER XVII.

Distressed Situation of the Army and the Country,

from various Causes.—General Gates sent to the

Southward—Surprised and defeated at Camden by

Lord Cornwallis—Superseded.—General Greene

appointed to the Command in the Carolinas.—Ma-

jor Ferguson's Defeat.—Sir Henry Clinton makes

a Diversion in the Chesapeake, in favor of Lord

Cornwallis.—General Arnt Id sent there—His De-

fection and Character.—Detection, Trial, and Death

of Major Andre.'—Disposition of the Dutch Repub-

lic with regard to America.—Governor Trumbull's

Character, and Correspondence with the Baron Van

der Capellen. Mr. Laurens appointed to negociate

with the Dutch Republic. 227

CHAPTER XVIII.

Revolt of the Pennsylvania Line—Discontents in other

Parts of the Army—Paper Medium funk.—Some

active Movements of Don Bernard de Galvez in

America.—War between Great Britain and Spain

opened in Europe by the Siege of Gibraltar.—Short

View of Diplomatic Transactions between America

and several European Powers.—Empress of Russia

refuses to treat with the American States. 280

CHAPTER XIX.

General Gates surrenders the Command of the South-

ern Army to General Greene, on his Arrival ia

South Carolina.—Action between General Sumpter

and Colonel Tarleton—General Morgan's Expedi-

tion—Meets and defeats Colonel Tarleton.—Lord

Cornwallis pursues General Morgan.—Party of

Americans cut osf at the Catawba.—Lord Corn-

wallis arrives at Hillsborough—Calls, by Proclama-

tion, on all the Inhabitants of the State to join him,

—Battle of Guilford—Americans defeated.—Lord

Cornwallis marches towards Wilmington—General

Greene pursues him—General Greene returns to-

wards Camden.—Action at Camden.—Lord Raw-

don evacuates Camden, and returns to Charleston.

—Barbarous State of Society among the Moun-

taineers, and in the back Settlements of the Carolinas.

—Attack on Ninety Six—Repulse—General Greene

again obliged to retreat.—Execution of Colonel

Hayne.—Lord Rawdon leaves the State of South

Carolina, and embarks for England.—Action at

the Eutaw Springs.—General Greene retires to the

High-Hills of Santee.—Governor Rutledge returns

to South Carolina, and resumes the Reins of Gov-
ernment. 30€

CHAPTER XX.

Lord Cornwallis marches to Wilmington.—Marquis

de la Fayette sent to Virginia.—Death of General

Phillips.—Lord Cornwallis moves from Fcterlburgh

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