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Scene at Stockbridge, on receiving News of the Battle of Lexington
Tearing Down the Statue of George III.
Washington Taking Leave of the Army
Duche's Prayer in Congress
Washington at the Death-bed of young Custis
Washington Taking Leave of his Mother
Washington as a Farmer

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Washington's Fame in Europe-Barbarity of the Hessians-Depredations of

the Troops-General Heath summons Fort Independence to surrender

Washington issues a counter Proclamation to that of Howe~Illy received

in New Jersey-Five additional Major Generals and ten Brigadiers appoint-

ed-Inhuman treatment of American Prisoners by the British--Arnold and

Wooster drive Governor Tryon back to his ships—Meigs' Expedition to Sag

Harbor—The British Evacuate New Jersey-Arrival of Lafayette --His

Interview with Washington--The British land at Elk and march on Phila-

delphia--Washington advances to meet them-Skirmishing. Washington

re-crosses the Brandywine and takes position near Chad's Ford-Position

of the Northern Army, etc.


Battle of Brandywine-A new account of the loss of the British, found among

General Clinton's papers—Washington again offers Howe Battle-Defeat of

Wayne at Paoli-Philadelphia taken-Fortifications erected at Mud Bank

and Red Bank-Tenacity of Washington-Battle of Germantown-Cause

of the Defeat of the Americans.




Fall of Burgoyne--Sermon of Timothy Dwight-Letter from Washington to

Howe-Attack on Fort Mercer and Death of Count Donop-Gallant Defence

and Fall of Fort Mifflin-Fall of Fort Mercer-March of Howe against

Washington, and Address of the latter to his Troops—The Conway Cabal

and fate of the head Conspirators-Valley Forge-Sufferings of the Soldiers

Washington at Prayer-Labors of Washington and Inefficiency of Congress-

The Half-Pay Establishment-Washington's Answer to the Complaint that

he did not make a Winter Campaign--News of the Alliance of France

Celebration of it in Valley Forge-Baron Steuben and the Effects of his

Discipline on the Army --Howe resolves to Evacuate Philadelphia--Council

of War in American Camp on the best course to adopt.

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