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THE GENERAL CONTENTS

LETTER I. P. 11-42.

New-Hampshire.convention take up civil government, p. 11.

The critical situation of the American army before Boston, p.

14. General Lee is sent on to New-York, p. 15. The inhabit.

ants of.Tryon.county disarmed, p. 16. General Montgomery
killed in an attack upon Quebec, p. 22. Preparations for tak
ing possession of Dorchester Heights, p. 25. The Americans
possess themselves of the same, p. 26. General Howe resolves
upon evacuating Boston, p. 28--evacuates it, p. 30. The hard-
ships experienced by the inhabitants of the town, p. 33. Nor-
folk in Virginia, burnt, p. 35. The North-Carolina insurgents
subdued, p. 36. The acts of congress, p. 38. Commodore

Hopkins's naval, expedition, p. 40.

LETTER II. P. 42-61...

The general voice of the Europeans rather favorable to the

Americans, p. 43.. A dreadful tempest on the coasts of New-

foundland; p. 45: General Conway opposes administration, p.

47. The duke of Grafton unexpectedly quits it, p. 48. Gom

vernor Penn examined before the house of lords, p. 50. The

address of the representatives of Nova Scotia to the king and

parliament, pr 52. The bill for prohibiting all intereourse with

the Thirteen United Colonies strenuously opposed, p. 53. Sir

Peter Parker and earl Cornwallis sait for America, p.-55.. The

British king's treaties with the German-princes, po. 56i-pro-

tested against, p. 58. Lord Howe and general Howe consti-

tuted his majesty's commissioners for restoring peace to the

colonies, p. 59. The sentiments of the French relative to the

American contest, P: 61..

LETTER: III. P. 61--92."

The blockadé of Quebec continued, p. 62. The Americans:

conclude upon retreating from before it, p. 63. The American

fort at the Cedars surrendered, P: 65. General Thomson goes

against the British at Three-Rivers; is defeated and taken, p.

66. The Americans retreat from Canada; p. 68. Capt. Mug-

ford takes the Hope, ordnance store ship, p. 71. The British

ships of war are driven from Nantasiet, p. 72. A number of

highlanders, with lieut. col. Campbell, taken in Boston Bay, p.

74. Measures taken to draw the New Yorkers into independen-
ence, ibid.

cy,

cy, ibid. Acts of congress, p. 145. Resolutions respecting in,

dependency moved and seconded in congress, p. 77. Mr.

Payne's pamphlet stiled Common Sense, p. 78. A scheme for

destroying general Washington's army at New-Yorki p. 79.

Sir Peter Parker and general Clinton's design against Charles-
ton, in South-Carolina, p. 80. Pennsylvania and Maryland

agree to independence, p. 87. The declaration of independ-

LETTER IV. F. 93--106!

Lord Howe arrives off Staten Island, and sends a letter to

George Washington, esq. p, '94. General 'Howe lands the

royal army on Long-Island, p. 97-surprises and defeats the

Americans, p.98. The Americans conclude upon evacuating

the island, p. 101. The wretched state of the armies 'under

generals Washington and Gates, p. 104,

LETTER V. P. 107-149.

Some members of congress have a conference with lord

Howe, p. 107. General Washington's distressing situation, p.

108. The Americans evacuate New-York, p. 112. A terrible

fire at New York, p. 113. Great animosities in the American

army, ibid. Congress adopt a new code for the government of

the army, p. 114. General Howe lands on Frog's-Neck, p,

116. The Americans, by the advice of general Lee, eyacuate

New-York island, p. 117. The battle of the Brynx, or White-

Plains, p. 119. General Howe advances toward King's-bridge,

p. 121. General Washington crosses the North-River, p.

123. The royal army takes Fort Washington, p. 124. Fort

Leę abandoned by general Greene, p. 126. General Wash-

ington retreats to Newark, and through the Jerseys, across the

Delaware into Pennsylvania, p. 127. General Lec taken, po

130. A summary of the captures made by general Ilowe dur-

ing the campaign. p. 131. General Lee's letter to the French

minister, p. 132. The Carolinians engage in a successful war

with the Cherokees, p. 133. Acts of congress, p. 137. They

appoint commissioners to the court of France, p. 139-agree

upon a scheme of a lottery, p. 142. General Gates fixes upon
general Arnold to command the American fleet on Lake

Champlain,' p. 143. Arnold engages the British fleet and is.

defeated, p. 145. The wind keeps back Sir Guy Cariton from
isiproving his victory, p. 146—his humanity to the American

prisoners, p. 148.

LETTER VI. P. 150-178.

The infatuation of the enemy saved the Americans when they

Ictreated across the Delaware, p. 150. General Washington

crosses into the Jerseys, defeats a body of Hessians at Trenton, and returns to Pennsylvania, p. 152. Returns to Frenton, p. 154-deceives lord Cornwallis, marches for Princeton ; and there attacks the fourth British brigade,p. 156-proceeds to Morristown, while, Cornwallis hastens back to Brunswick with all speed, p. 159. Acts of congress and their instructions to their ministers, p. 463. Their resolves for supporting the credit of their

paper emissions, and making the same a lawful tender, p. 163. The enormities of the royal troops in the Jerseys and at New York, p. 165. The whole country of the Jerseys rendered hostile by means of them, p. 166. The American troops guilty of great plundering, p. 168. The American stores at Peek's-kill destroyed by the British, p. 170. The states attempt the regulating of prices, p. 171. The treatment of the American prisoners at New-York, p. 172-the consequences of it, p. 175. The American cruisers make considerable cap, tures, p. 176.

LETTER VII. P. 178-189. The naval preparations of the house of Bourbon, p. 178. Lord 'John Cavendish's pointed speech against the measures of government, p. 179. The answer of ministry, p. 179. The bill for empowering the crown to secure persons accused or suspected of high treason, or of piracy, meets with opposition, p. 183. John the Painter, alias James Aitkin, p. 184. Mr. Arthur Lee's correspondence with Mr. Beaumarchais, p. 185. The general assembly of the church of Scotland addresses his majesty, p. 189.

LETTER VIII. P. 190-2712 The committee of congress, appointed to enquire into the conduct of the enemy, make their report, p. 191. Governor Tryon sent upon an expedition to Danbury, p. 195. Colonel Meigs's expedition to Sagg-harbour, p. 198. General Howe takes the field, but soon returns to Brunswick, p. 199–-removes to Amboy, p. 201-advances unexpectedly from Amboy toward general Washington, p. 202-embarks bis army from StatenIsland, ibid. General Scuyler supersedes Gates in the command of the northern army, p. 203. General Burgoyne proceeds with the royal troops froin Canada to Crown-point, and issues out a singular proclamation, p. 204-invests the American posts, p. 206. General St. Clair concludes upon evacuating Tyconderoga and Mount Independence, ibid-his rear guard attacked by general Frazer, p. 208--he joins Scuyler at Fort Edward, p. 210. The state of Scuyler's army, p. 211. General Prescot surprised and carried off from Rhode Island by lieut. col.

Barton,

Barton, p. 213. Sir Willian Howe' sails from Sandy-Hook while Washington is greatly perplexed about his destination, ibid-lands his troops at Eik ferry in Maryland, while Washington marches with his troops toward the Brandywine, p. 215. Acts of congress, p. 216+- Some account of the marquis de la Fayette, p. 218. General Gates elected to command the northern army, and to relieve Scuyler, p. 219: General Sullivan's expedition to Staten Island, p. 220: The report of the committee of congress respecting the quakers, p. 222: Sir W. Howe attacks the Americans at the Brandywine, and defeats them, p. 224. General Washington Having retreated to Philadelphia, quits the city, with a full resolution of passing the Scuylkill and giving Sir William Battle, p. 227-re-crosses the Scuylkill, p. 229. General Wayne attacked by general Grey, ibid. Sir William Howe dieceives the American commander, crosses the Scuylkill unexpectedly, and enters Pliiladelphia, ibid.-Lord Howe conducts the feet to the Delaware, p. 230. General Washington surprises the British troops at German-town, p. 282. St. Leger invests Fort Stanwix, p. 237—the militia marching to relieve are surprised and beaten, p. 238. Arnold undertakes to relieve it, and succeeds, p. 239. Burgoyne sends a body of Germans to surprise the American stores at Bennington, p. 242--they are defeated by Stark, who commands the New

Hampshire' militia, p. 243. Letters between Burgoyne and Gates, p. 245. An account of Miss M?Crea's death, ibid. Lincoln sends colonel Brown to lake George to release the American prisoners, and destroy the British stores, p. 247. The Americans under general Gates engage the British under Burgoyne, p. 248. Sir H. Clinton attacks and takes forts Montgomery and Clinton, p. 253. A second engagement between Burgoyne and Gates, p. 255. The distress and calamity of the royal army, p. 258. The funeral of general Frazer, p. 259. The Americans accidentally prevented; when aboutattacking the royal troops under great disadvantages, p. 261Burgoyne is baffled in his design of gaining Fort Edward, p. 263, enters upon a treaty with Gates, p. 264-signs the convention, p. 265. Asopus burnt by the troops under Vaughan, P: 268. The convention troops pass through the center of the Americans, as they begin their march to Boston, without meeting with the: least insult, p. 269.

LETTER IX. P. 272--304. Count Donop repulsed in the attack upon Red-bank, p. 272. The American and British force under Washington and Howe, P. 273. Mud-Island, p. 274-reduced p. 296. The Ame

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