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Fort Stanwix invested by Colonel St. Leger... Brave and pat-

riotick conduct of General Herkimer...Arnold volunteers to

go to the relief of Colonel Gansevoort...Successful sortie of

the latter..Arnold resorts to stratagem, and forces St. Leger

to raise the siege...Battle at Bennington, and defeat of Co-

lonel Baume...General Schuyler again superseded in his

command by General Gates...Movements of Washington...

The enemy enter the Chesapeake...Surprise and capture of

General Prescott...Expedition of General Sullivan and

Colonel Ogden on Staten Island...Conduct of the Quakers...

Battle of Brandywine... Proceedings of Congress... Northern

army... Advantages under which Gates took the command...

Correspondence of Gates and Burgoyne, relative to prison-

ers...Miss M'Crea...Movements of the two armies...Action of

the 9th September.

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GAAP. 111. Events of 1777 continued...

Meeting of the two ar-

mies of Washington and Howe on the Schuylkill..Battle

prevented by a storm...Narrow escape of Hamilton and Lee.

Unfortunate fate of Monsieur de Coudray...General Wayne

is surprised by the enemy, and suffers considerable loss...

Sir William Howe enters Philadelphia in triumph...Con-

gress repair to Yorktown... Further powers granted to

Washington...Lord Howe enters the Delaware... Battle of

Germantown... Retreat of the American army...Sir William

withdraws his troops from Germantown to Philadelphia...

Sir Henry Clinton's expedition up the Hudson... He reduces

Forts Montgomery and Clinton... Northern army... Dispute

between General Gates and General Arnold...The latter is

excluded from command...Battle of Behmus's Heights... Re-

treat of Cornwallis...Convention of Saratoga.

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CHAP. IV. Events of 1777 continued...Conduct of the British

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up the Hudson... They retire to New York...General Gates's

letter to General Vaughan... Anecdote of a Spy...Movements

of Washington and Sir William Howe...Attack on Fort

Mercer, and gallant defence of it by Colonel Greene...Ene-

my establish themselves on Province Island... Heroick de-

termination of Colonel Smith, and the garrison of Fort Mif-

flin...Gallant conduct of Major Thayer...Mud Island evacuat-

ed... Lord Cornwallis is sent against Red Bank...Fort Mer-

cer abandoned...Americans compelled to destroy their gal-

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