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1776 Battle of White Plains, 205 Capture of Fort Washington—Fort Lee abandoned, 206 General Washington retires into New-Jersey, and despairs of

the cause,

Crossss the Delaware, - 207
Battle of Trenton, &c. .., 208

1777 British expedition to Danbury, 209 Colonel Meigs' expedition to Long-Island, 210 General affairs of the north in Canada, in 1776, 211


Revolution continued.—Expedition of General Howe to Philadelphia.-Expedition of General Burgoyne into the state of NewYork.—Expedition of Sir Henry Clinton to Carolina.

1777 Movements of Gen. Howe–lands at Elk, 215

Battle of Chad's Ford–Capture of Philadelphia,
Marquis La Fayette arrives in America, and joins the army,

Battle of Germantown 216

General Burgoyne succeeds Sir Guy Carleton in the command, 217

General Schuyler appointed to the command of the northern army, 218

General Burgoyne commences operations—takes Forts Ti and
Ann, destroys the American fleet; and advances to Fort Ed-

ward, 219
General Gates succeeds General Schuyler, 220
Battle of Bennington, 221
General Burgoyne advances to Saratoga, 228
General action,
Capture of General Burgoyne, - 326


Proceedings of Congress. 1777 Resignation of President Hancock; and appointment of Presi

dent Laurens, 228 General Confederation, &c. Arrival of military supplies from France, 249

Treaty with France,

The Toulon fleet sails for America,

Admiral Byron pursues, 241

Earl of Chatham dies,

Naval action, which opens the war between France and Eng-


Revolution continued.—Commissioners arrive from England.— British army retreat from Philadelphia.—French fleet arrives.—Attempt on Newport.

1778 Expedition against Rhode-Island, 242

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More military supplies arrive from France, 242
British ravages at Bordentown,' - 243
Sir Henry Clinton succeeds Gen. Howe, *
Commissioners arrive from England, &c. 244
Sir Henry evacuates Philadelphia, - 245
Battle of Monmouth,
The Toulon fleet entered the capes of the Delaware, 249
Arrives at Rhode-Island—Battle off that port, 251
Invasion of Rhode-Island under Gen. Sullivan,
Count De Estaing sails for Boston, 252
General Sullivan evacuates Rhode-Island
Destruction of American shipping, &c. at Bedford, 253

Remarks of General Washington,


General operations of the Revolution continued.

Conduct of the British commissioners, 255
French Minister accreditted, 256
Dr. Franklin appointed minister to the court of Versailles,

Cruelties of Wyoming, 257
Expedition of Colonel Clark, 258
Expedition of General Gray, 260

Expedition of Captain Ferguson,
Admiral Graves arrives, and appears off Boston,
Count De Estaing sails for the West-Indies, 261
Expeditions of Colonels William and John Butler, -
Operations in Georgia,

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Expedition of Colonel Campbell, 262
Fall of Savannah,
General Lincoln takes the command in Georgia, December

4th, 263
Defeat of General Elbert–General movements continued, 265
General Prevost invades Charleston, 267
Sir Henry Clinton sends a strong force to Virginia, 268
Stoney Point taken,
Colonel Clark defeats the plans of Gov. Hamilton, 269
Sir Henry Clinton adopts the plan of a general predatory war,
Ravagas in Connecticut, 270
Stoney Point taken by General Wayne, -
Naval victory of John Paul Jones, 271
General operations of the Revolution continued.
Introduction, 273
Count De Estaing arrives upon the southern coast,
Siege of Savannah, 274
Assault upon the town of Savannah, 275
Count De Estaing embarks his troops and departs for the
West-Indies, but is dispersed by a storm—Fall of Count Pa-
Brave exploit of Colonel White, 276


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Sir Henry Clinton embarked on an expedition against Charles

ton, which landed February 11, 1780, 277
Siege of Charleston, 278
Fall of Charleston, 282
General Greene detached to command in the south, 283
Expedition from New-York into New-Jersey,
Murder of Mrs. Caldwell, 284
Benevolent resolutions of the legislature of Pennsylvania, 286
French fleet arrives at Rhode-Island, 287

Movements of Sir Henry Clinton, and General Washington, 290

Revolution Continued.

Introduction, 271

General Gates appointed to the command of the southern army, 293
Battle of Camden, &c. 295
General Greene arrives and takes the command, 296
Battle of the Cowpens,

Battle of Guilford, 297
Sir Henry Clinton sent a strong force into Virginia, 298

General Greene carried the war into North-Carolina,

Battle of Camden,

Battle of Ninety Six, - * 299

Ravages in Virginia,

The Marquis La Fayette commences his operations in Virginia, 300


Revolution Continued.

Introduction, -
Mutiny of the army under General Washington, 303
Interview of the French and American officers at Hartford, 304
Treachery of Arnold,

Execution of Major Andre,

Resolution of Congress, 305
Spurious publications of Rivington, - 306
Interview of the French and American officers at Wethersfield, 307

A French land force arrives at Boston, 308
General movements, &c.
Count De Grasse arrives with a fleet, in the Chesapeak, 3.10.
General movements continued,
Naval action off the Chesapeak, 312
Lord Cornwallis invested in York-Town, 313
Capture of Lord Cornwallis, 316
Resolves of Congress, 317
The French fleet and part of the troops sailed for the West-
Address of Monsieur De Bandole, 319

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Revolution Continued.
Introduction, 322
General operations of the southern war,
Governor Rutledge calls an assembly in South-Carolina, 330
Sketch of the army under General Washington, 331
Also under General Greene,
Doings of Congress, 333
Negociations for peace at Paris, 335
General meeting in the army under General Washington, 336
Treaty of peace signed at Paris, January 20, 1782, * 337

Published in the United States,
General Washington's circular letter,
Public audience of the Hon. Peter Van Berekel, 338

New-York about to be evacuated, - 339
Resignation of General Washington, 340
Society of Cincinnati, 342
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Causes that led to the government of the United States.

1783-4 American commerce, 343 1785 Doings of Congress—Mr. Adams sent out to England, 344 Correspondence between the Marquis La Fayette and General Washington, 345 Collisions with Great-Britain, 347 1786 - Opinions of wise men on the state of the nation, 349 1787 Virginia takes the lead in forming a general convention, 352 o General Washington chosen delegate, 353 Resolve of Congress, 355 Convention assembles at Philadelphia, &c. Constitution formed and transmitted to Congress, 356 1788 Adopted by eleven states, 367 General Washington chosen president, and John Adams vicepresident, 359 A new Congress chosen, 1789 Congress first assembled at New-York, 360 CHAP. XXI.

Organization of the Federal Government.—Origin of party. 361



President Washington inducted into office,

The government regularly organized, . 363
Congress adjourned, - 364
President's tour through the northern states, 365
Congress convened agreeable to adjournment, 366

Report of the Secretary of the Treasury—Origin of party, 367

Congress adjourned, August 12th, to meet in December, at
Philadelphia, 369

Treaty with the Creeks, 370

Wor... III. 58

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A.D. Pagé. 1789 Congress convened at Philadelphia, • 371 = Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury—Their consequences, 372 1791 Congress asjourned, March 3d, 374 CHAP. XXII

Indian War.—Affairs of Government. --

1790 Introduction, • 375
Expidition of General Harmar,
Defeat—Death of Maj. Wyllis, 376

General St. Clair appointed to the command, in place General 377

1791. The president makes his southern tour;

Second Congress convened 3 President's speech, 379 Doings of Congress, - 381 Defeat of General St. Clair, - 382 1792. Congress adjourned, - - 384 * Remarks on party, &c. 386-7 President Washington's Letters, Insurrection in Pennsylvania, - - 388 Congress again convened, - - 390 General proceedings, 391 1793 Congress adjourned, 392 - Effects of the French Revolution, 393 President Washington and vice-president Adams re-elected, President's Proclamation, 394 Divisions in the heads of departments, 395 Mr. Genet arrives in America, &c. 396 Indecorous proceedings, 397 Is recalled, and succeeded by Mr. Adet, 399 Congress met at Philadelphia, December 1793, o: Resolve to build six frigates, 400 1794 Lay an embargo–Mr. Jay sent envoy to London, 401 Movements of General Wayne, Treaty of Greenville, 403 Insurrection in Pennsylvania, ls quelled, - - 404. Changes in heads of departments commence, 405 Treaty with Great Britain, 1795 Treaty with Algiers, 406 1796 President Washington retires from office, 408


Administration of President flâams.

1797 Collisions with France, 409

General Washington accepts the command of provisional army, 1799 Mission to France, 4

Peace with France, 410 1801 Mr. Jefferson’s administration

General changes in the government, 1805 Mr. Jefferson re-elected

Collisions with France and England, 41+

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