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Instructions to the Delegates

51

Declaration adopted .

51

Consequences of its Adoption

51

The Title “ United States of America " first used

52

Articles of Confederation proposed

53

The Revolutionary Congress, the Real Government

54

Power of the Congress

55

General Washington's Position .

55

Difficulties which he had to encounter

56

Machinery of Government defective

57

Formation of the Ariny

58

Remodelling of the Army

59

Difficulties attending it

Committee appointed to confer with General Washington

60

Error of Short Enlistments.

60

Washington does not concur in their Expediency

60

Powers of the National Government

62

Difficulties attending their Exercise

63

Popular Feeling about the Grievances

64

Tories .

65

Officers of the Royal Government in New Hampshire seized

66

General Lee's Offer to seize the Tories of New York .

66

He prepares to defend New York .

Orders w disarm the Tories in Queen's County .

68

Orders countermanded .

68

Washington's Regret

69

His Directions to Lee .

70

Tories of Queen's County arrested

71

Inhabitants of New York alarmed

71

Congress compelled to submit the Subject to the Colonial Authorities 72

Questions of Prize

73

Origin of the American Navy

73

Vessels fitted out to intercept the Enemy's Supplies

73

Falmouth burned.

74

Letters of Marque and Reprisal

75

Prizes captured

75

Adjudication of Prizes

76

Delay in obtaining Decisions

77

Means of defraying the Public Expenses

77

Paper Money issued

78

Delay in Signing the Bills

79

Pressing Wants of the Army

79

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