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Horat. 1 Ep. ; Lib.

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LETTER I. P.-16.


HE French and Spanish fleets, in the West Indies, form a

junction; but effect no capital operation, p: 2Their
combined fleets in Europe intercept the East and West India

convoy, p. 3. Mr. Laurens is taken in his passage to Holland,

p. 5. Sir Yoseph Yorke leaves the Hague, p. 6. Hurricanes

in the West Indies, p. 7. The new parliament meets, p. 10.

The kindness of the Spaniards to the British prisoners, p. 14.

The inquistion abolished in the duke of Modena's dominions,

p. 15.


P. 16—67.

The Pennsylvania line revolts, p. 16. 'Sir H. Clinton sends

agents to treat with them, two of whom are hanged, p. 20.

Part of the Jersey brigade revolts, p. 22.

Lieut. colonel Yohn
Laurens chosen by congress special minister to the court of Vere
sailles, and general Washington's hints to him, p. 23--the gene-
ral writes to Dr. Franklin, p. 25. The Virginia house of dele-
gates' resolve respecting Gates, p. 26. The returns of Greene's
force in South Carolina, and his concluding on a partisan war,
p. 27–his letter to lord Cornwallis, p. 28-be divides his force,
p. 30. Lieut. colonel Tarleton is detached after general Mor-
gan, by whom he is defeated, p. 33. Lord Cornwallis pursues.
Morgan, p. 37. General Greene arrives, and takes the com-.
mand of Morgan's troops, p. 38. The Americans retreat, and
safely cross the Dan into Virginia, though pursued by his lord-
fhip with the utmost eagerness, p. 39. Greene recrosses the

Dan, p. 47. General Pickens and lieut. colonel Lee cut in

pieces a large body of royalists, p. 48. Cornwallis attempts to

furprife the American light infantry, p. 50. Greene determines

upon fighting his lordship, p. 53. His lordihip attacks and

defeats him, p. 54. His lordihip retreats toward Cross Creek,

and Greene pursues him to Deep river, p. 57. General Arnold

fails for and lands in Virginia, p. 59. General Washington

lays a plan for catching him, p. 60. Sir H. Clinton fends gen.

Phillips, with more troops, to take the command in Virginia,

p. 62. Acts of congress, p. 63. Mr. Robert Morris chosen

financier, p. 64. The Maryland delegates empowered to sub-

scribe the confederation, which is thereby completed, p. 65.

General IVashington gives his decisive opinion upon the necessity

of a timely and powerful aid from France, p. 67,

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LETTER III. P. 67-80.

The attempt of the baron de Rullecourt on the Isle of Jersey

frustrated by major Pierson, p. 68. Lord George Gordon tried

and acquitted, p. 70. Gibraltar relieved by the British fleet

under admiral Darby, p. 71. The Spaniards commence a

heavy fire upon the fortress, which is returned, p. 73. Sir

George Rodney and general Vaughan take St. Eufatia, St. Mar-

tin, and Saba, p. 74. The property in Statia confiscated, and

many of the inhabitants reduced to penury and transported to

St. Kitt's, p. 76. Demarara and Ilsequibo surrender, p. 78.


P. 80-147
General Greene leaves North Carolina and marches toward

Camden, p. 80-is defeated by lord Rawdon at Hobkirk's hiil,

p. 83-his letter to Rawdon, p. 86-to governor Reed of Penn-

sylvania, p. 87. Lord Rawdon evacuates Camden, p. 89. The

British posts are taken by the Americans in quick succession,

idem. Greene marches against the garrison at Ninety Six, p. 92

-is obliged to abandon the nege, and is pursued by Rawdon,

p. 96. He pursues his lordship and offers him battle, idem.

Greene's letter concerning Gates, p. 98. The miseries attend-

ing the war in South Carolina, p. 99. Extracts from letters.of

lord George Germaine, p. 100. The affair of colonel Hayne,

who is executed by the joint order of lord Rawdon and colonel

Balfour, p. 102. The operations in Virginia under generals

Phillips and Arnold, p. 107. The marquis de la Fayette makes

a rapid march from Baltimore to Richmond, p. 109.


Cornwallis joins the British in Virginia, p. uwis disconcerted

in his attempts to crush the maiquis, p. 112. The marquis

joined by the Pennsylvania line under general Wayne, p. 115.

His lordíhip commences a retrograde movement, p. 116.

Wayne attacks his lordship, and extricates himself by means of

it, p. 117. General Washington's army in want of provision,

p. 119.

Count de Barras arrives at Boston to take the com-

mand of the French squadron at Newport, p. 120. Washington

meets Rochambeau at Weathersfield, idem. Wajhington's letters

intercepted and conveyed to New York, p. 122. The French

troops join the Americans under Wallington, p. 123. The

plan of operations changed, and the allied troops march for

Philadelphia, p. 126. The behaviour of the French troops

while at Newport, and on their march to join general Washing-

ton, p. 128. Don Galvez completes the conquest of West

Florida, p. 129. Sir Samuel Hood and count de Grasse engage,

p. 132. Tobago taken by the French, p. 133. A subscription

for a loan opened by congress for the support of the South Caro-


linians and Georgians driven from their country by the enemy, p.
136.' The heroism of the whig ladies in Charlestown, p. 138.
The treatment of the gentlemen removed from Charlestown to
St. Augustine, p. 139-—of the continental officers, p. 141..
Complaints of severities exercised toward the American marine
prisoners at New York, p. 143. The particular evils produced
by the paper currency, p. 144—the extinction of it occasions no

convulsion, p. 145. A number of the ships from Statia taken

by the French, p. 146.

LETTER V. P. 147-162.

Commodore Johnstone is attacked by Mr. de Suffrein, p. 148

- the commodore takes several large Dutch East India ships,

p. 150. Admirals Hyde Parker and Zoutman engage on the

Dogger-bank, p. 152. Minorca is attacked by the Spaniards

and French, p. 158. The combined fleets cruise at the mouth

of the British channel, idem. Extracts from some letters to

Mr. Vergennes, p. 161.


P. 163-212.

Acts of congress, p. 163. General Greene demands from

the British commanders, the reasons for the execution of Hayne,

Balfour's answer, and Greene's reply, p. 165. Greene engages

lieut. colonel Stewart at the Eutaw Springs, p. 168. Stewart

abandons the Eutaw, p. 170. Governor Rutledge retaliates

for Balfour's conduct, p. 172. A spirit of mutiny among

Greene's troops, p. 173-his letter to general Gould, p. 174.

He marches toward Dorchester, and by his manœuvres induces
the British garrison to abandon the place, p. 176. General
Pickens's expedition against the Cherokees, p. 177. Arnold's
enterprise against New London, p. 178. De Barras fails from

Rhode Isand, p. 181. Sir Samuel Hood arrives at Sandy Hook,

p. 181. De Grasse arrives in the Chesapeak, and engages admi-

ral Graves, p. 182. De Barras arrives in the Chesapeak, p. 184.

Lord Cornwallis repairs to York Town and Gloucester, p. 185.

The allied troops arrive at the Head of Elk, p. 186-join the
troops under the marquis de la Fayette, p. 18y-march and
inveit York Town, p. 188. Washington's letter to de Grasse,
p. 189. The trenches-opened by the combined armies before
York Town, p. 191. A capitulation settled, and the posts of

York Town and Gloucester surrendered, p. 195. The British

feet and arıny destined for the relief of lord Cornwallis arrive

off Chesapeak after his surrender, and therefore return, p. 198.

De Grafje fails for the West Indies

, p. 199; Acts of congress

on their hearing of the reduction of the British army, p. 200,


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