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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER 1.

His Birth-Education-Appointed an Adjutant Go-

neral of the Militia-His Embassy to the Ohio-
Commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of a regular
Regiment–Surprises a detachment of French
troops-Capitulation of Fort Necessity_Ho is ap-
pointed a volunteer Aid de Camp to General Brad.
DOCK–His bravery in the action in vhich that Gene
ral fell He is appointed the Colonel of a regiment,
and Commander in Chief of the Virginia troops
His efforts to defend the frontiers-His exertions in
the expedition under General Forbes to gain pos-
session of Fort du Quesne--Resigns his commis.
sion

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CHAPTER II.
Colonel Washington's Marriage-His Management

of the Estate of Mount Vernon-Appointed a Judge
of the County Court, and a member of the Virginia
Legislature-Chosen a member of the first Congress
-Appointed Commander in Chief of the American
Forces-Arrives at Camp-Arranges the Army-
Deficiency of Arms and Ammunition-Colonel Ar-
nold detached to Quebec-Success of American Cruis.

-Evils of temporary Enlistments—An Attack
on the Enemy's Posts meditated— Possession taken
of the Heights of Dorchester-Boston evacuated 40

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CHIAPTER III.

General WASHINGTON marches the Army to New

York-Fortifications of the City and River-Inde.
pendence declared General Howe lands on Staten
Island Interview between General WASHINGTON
and Colonel Patterson-State of the British and
American Forces-Camp at Brooklyn-Battle on
Long Island - Retreat from it-The City and Island
of New-York evacuated.-Maneuvres at White
Plains-Fort Washington taken--General Howe
invades New Jersey-Depression of the Americans
-General WASHINGTON invested with new Powers
Success at Trenton, and at Princeton-New-Jer
sey recovered

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CHAPTER IV.
General WASHINGTon disposes his small force for the

protection of New-Jersey-Army Inoculated
Abuse of American prisoners—The Exchange of
Goneral Lee refused-Stores at Peck's Kill and
Danbury destroyed--American Army takes post at
Middlebrook—Sir William Howe moves towards tho
Delaware-Returns to Staten Island and embarks
his troops-He lands at the Head of Elk-General
WASHINGTON marches lo meet hiin-Battle of Bran-
dywine-Effect of a Storm—British take possession
of Philadelphia-Mud Island and Red Bank fortified
-Obstructions in the River--Attack on Mud Island
-Count Donop defeated—British surmount the
Fortifications of the River-Plan to attack Philadel-
phia-Sir William Howo reconncitres the American
Camp at White Marsh— The Army butted at Val-
ley Forge-- The Privations of the Soldiers during
the Winter

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CHAPTER V.

Progress and issue of the Northern Campaign-Plan

to displace General Washington—His correspon
dence on the subject-Letter of General Gates-Re-
monstrance of the Legislature of Pennsylvania
against closing the Campaign-Observations of the

Commander in Chief upon it-Sufferings of the Ar-
my for the want of Provisions and Clothing-Moa-
sures adopted by the Cominander in Chief to obtain
Supplies—Methods taken to recruit the Army--Sir
Henry Clinton appointed Commanıler in Chief of
the British Forces-He evacuates Philadelphia, and
marches through New-Jersey to New-York-Gene-
ral WASHINGTON pursues him-bali.e of Monmouth
- Thanks of Congress to the General ana Army
General Lee censured-He demands a Court Mar-
tial, and is suspended from his command-French
Fleet appears on the American Coast Expedition
against Rhode Island - It fails—Disaffection between
the American and French Officers-Measures of the
Commander in Chief to prevent the ill consequen-
ces of it-Army goes into Winter Quarters in the
High Lands

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CHAPTER VI.

Plan forined by Congress and the French Minister for

the invasion of Canada and Nova Scotia-General
Washington's objections to it-Delinquency of the
Unitea States to prepare for the approaching cam-
paign–The exertions of the General-His Letter
on the State of the Nation–The Remonstrance of
Oficers belor.ging to the New-Jersey Brigade to the
Legislature of that State-Letters of the Command.

er in Chief on the Subject-Ex, edition against the
Indians under General Sullivan-He destroys their
Towns The American Army posted for the de-
fence of the High Lands on the North River, and
for the protection of the Country against the incur.
sions of the British-Sir Henry Clinton moves up
the Hudson, takes possession of Stony and Verplank
Points, and fortifies them-Arrangements made for
Assaulting these posts General Wayne carries
Stony Point by Storm-The Attact upon Verplank
fails Congress vote their thanks to General Wash-
INGTON and to the brave Troops employed in this
service—They vote General Wayne a Medal
Evils of short Enlistments Plan of the General's to
remedy them—The Army in two Divisions erect huts
for winter quarters, one near West Point, and the oth-
er at Morristown in New Jersey-The troops suffer
through the scarcity of Provisions-Colonel Wads-
worth resigns his Office-Confusion in the Commis-
sary's department—The Commander in Chief is ne-
cessitated to apportion supplies of Meat and Flour
upon the Counties of New-Jersey—The winter ex
cessively cold, and the waters around New-York
frozen over ; but the Commander in Chief is too
weak to avail himself of this opportunity to Assail
the British Posts Expedition to Staten Island
fails

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