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from Ramsay's mill, and advances to Cambden... Marion and

Leeinvest Fort Watson, and reduce it...Battle of Cambden,

and retreat of General Greene...Lord Rawdon evacuates

Cambden, and retires to Monk's Corner...The post of

Motte's surrenders to Marion and Lee... The Americans re-

duce Orangeburg and Fort Granby... Marion gains posses-

sion of Augusta...Greene lays siege to Ninety-Six-at-

tempts a storm and is repulsed...Arrival of Lord Rawdon

with reinforcements...

General Greene retreats-Is pursu-

ed by Lord Rawdon to the Ennoree.. Evacuation of Nine-

ty-Six...Skirmishes of Lee's legion at Monk's Corner-

at Quimbey Bridge...General Greene retires with his army

to the high hills of Santee.

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CHAP. xvii. Events of 1781 continued...Capture of Mr. Lau-

rens on his way to Holland... Maryland accedes to the con-

federation...Death of General Phillips...Cornwallis enters

Virginia... Marquis de la Fayette forms a junction with Ge-

neral Wayne..American stores destroyed at the Point of

Fork...Baron Steuben escapes with his levies...Tarleton en-

ters Charlotteville...Narrow escape of the Governour and

Legislature of Virginia...Extensive destruction of tobacco

and other American property by the British army... The ene-

my are intercepted by the Marquis in their attempt upon

Albemarle...Baron Steuben succeeds in joining the Mar-

quis...Cornwallis retires down the James River...Skirmish

between Butler and Simcoe on the Chickahorniny... Battle

of Greenspring...Cornwallis crosses the river, and retires

to Portsmouth...Moves from thence to York and Glouces-

ter...Affairs of the North... Washington and Count Rocham-

beau plan an attack against New-York...Sir Henry Clinton

is deceived, and the allied armies move to Virginia... Arri-

val of the Count de Grasse...Action between the French

and British fleets off the Capes of Virginia... The Count de

Barras enters the Chesapeake... Washington joins the Mar-

quis de la Fayette and St. Cimon at Williamsburg.. The

combined armies move towards York...General Greene

moves from the hills of Santee...Execution of Colonel

Hayne at Charleston..Temper with which Greene marches

to the enemy...Battle of the Eutaw Springs...The enemy re-

tire to Charleston...Expedition of Arnold against New-

London.

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CHAP. xix. Events of 1781 continued...Siege of York, and

surrender of Lord Cornwallis...Universal joy which that

event occasioned...Sir Henry Clinton appears off the Capes

of Virginia with the British fleet, and an army of 7000

men...Hears of the fall of Cornwallis, and returns to New-

York... Inexplicable conduct of that commander... The Mar-

quis de St. Cimon reembarks, and the Count de Grasse re-

turns to the West Indies... The Count Rochambeau can-

tons his army in Virginia...Major General St. Clair sent to

the assistance of Greene... Washington retires to Philadel-

phia... The Marquis de la Fayette obtains permission to

return to France... Robert Morris is appointed Minister of

finance....General Lincoln is made Secretary of War...Mr.

Laurens is released from the tower..Prospect of the coun-

try at the close of the year.

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CHAP. xx. Events of 1782... Situation of General Greene's ar-

my. Mr. Laurens liberated from the tower...Marquis de la

Fayette returns to France...Mutiny in the southern ar-

my...Skirmishes between General Wayne and the ene-

my...Wayne defeats a party of Indians... The enemy eva-

cuate Savannah...Skirmish on the Combahee...Lieuten-

ant Colonel Laurens is killed... His character...Correspon-

dence between General Leslie and Governour Matthews...

Charleston is evacuated...Count de Grasse defeated in the

West Indies...Siege of Gibraltar...Mr. Adams forms a

treaty with Holland, and obtains a loan... Propositions in

the British parliament for peace...Lord North resigns and

is succeeded by the Marquis of Rockingham...Death of this

nobleman... Lord Shelburne placed at the head of the ad-

ministration...Sir Guy Carleton appointed to the com-

mand of the British forces in America...Case of Captain

Huddy...Sir Guy Carleton attempts a correspondence with

Congress.. A passport is refused to his secretary...Commis-

missioners appointed to negotiate a general peace...Nego-

tiation at Paris... Provisional articles signed between Eng:

land and America.

437

Conclusion

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