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York, p. 276. Sir Peter Parker and general Clinton's defiga

against Charlestown in South Carolina, p. 279. Pennsylvania

and Maryland agree to independence, p. 289. The Declaration

of Independence, p. 290.

LETTER VI, P, 298–320. i
Lord Howe arrives, off Staten Island, and sends a letter to .

George Washington esq; p. 301. General Howe lands the royal

army on Long Isand, p. 306--surprises and defeats the Ameri-

cans, p. 308. 'The Americans conclude upon evacuating the

island, p. 313. The wretched state of the armies under gener

rals Washington and Gates, p. 316,

Letter VII. P. 321–389,
Some members of congress have a conference with lord

Howe, p. 322. General Washington's distressing situation, po

323. The Americans evacuate New York, p. 328. A terrible

fire at New York, p. 330. Great animosities in the American

army, p. 331. Congress adopt a new code for the government

of the army, p. 332. General Howe lands on Frog's Neck, p.

336. The Americans, by the advice of general Lee, evacuate

New York island, p. 338. The battle of the Brunx, or White

Plains, p. 340. General Howe advances toward Kingsbridge,

p. 344. General Washington crosses the North river, p. 347,

The royal army takes fort Washington, p. 348. Fort Lee

abandoned by general Greene, p. 353. General Washington

retreats to Newark, and through the Jerseys across the Dela-

ware into Pennsylvania, p. 353. General Lee taken, p. 358.

A summary of the captures made by general Howe during the

campaign, p. 360. General Lee's letter to the French mi-

nister, p. 362. The Carolinians engage in a successful war

with the Cherokees, p. 364. Acts of congress, p. 370. They

appoint commissioners to the court of France, p. 372-agree

upon a scheme of a lottery, p. 377. General Gates fixes upon

general Arnold to command the American fleet on lake Chama:

plain, p. 379. Arnold engages the British feet and is defeated,

p. 383. The wind keeps back Sir Guy Carleton from improving

his victory, p. 385--his humanity to the American prisoners,

p. 388.

Letter VIII. P. 390435.

The infatuation of the enemy faved the Americans, when
they retreated across the Delaware, p. 390. General Washing-
ton crosses into the Jerseys, defeats a body of Helsians at Treno ::
ton, and returns to Pennsylvania, p. 395. Returns to Trenton,

tion, "pected of higher the croniwer of minint the meat: 436.
mus. Arthur Lee John the painder of piracicure perrontoThe

but foo Sagg barbo. Danbur.: 453. Ginto the

Sandy Hook; while Washington is greatly perplexed about his destination, p. 492-lands his troops at Elk ferry in Maryland, while Washington marches with his troops toward the Brandywine, p. 494. Acts of congress, p. 495. Some account of the marquis de la Fayette, p. 500. General Gates elected to command the northern army, and to relieve Schuyler, p. 502. General Sullivan's expedition to Staten Isand, p. 503. The report of the committee of congress respecting the quakers, p. 505. Sir W. Howe attacks the Americans at the Brandywine, and defeats them, p. 510. General IV ashington having retreated to Philadelphia, quits the city, with a full resolution of passing the Schuylkill and giving Sir William battle, p. 514-recrosses the Schuylkill, p. 516. General Wayne attacked by general Grey, p. 517. Sir William Howe deceives the American commander, crosses the Schuylkill unexpectedly, and enters Philadelphin, p. 517. Lord Howe conducts the feet to the Delaware, p. 519. General Washington surprises the British troops at German-town, p. 523. St. Leger invests fort Stanwix, p. 529 -the militia marching to relieve it are surprised and beaten, p. 530. Arnold undertakes to relieve it, and succeeds, p. 532. Burgoyne fends a body of Germans to surprise the American stores at Bennington, p. 538—they are defeated by Stark, who commands the New Hampshire militia, p. 540. Letters between Burgoyne and Gates, p. 543. An account of Miss M'Crea's death, p. 544. Lincoln lends colonel Brown to lake George to release the American prisoners, and destroy the British stores, p. 546. The Americans under Gates engage the British under Burgoyne, p. 548. Sir H. Clinton attacks and takes forts Montgomery and Clinton, p. 555. A second engagement between Burgoyne and Gates, p. 558. The distress and calamity of the royal army, p. 563. The funeral of general Frazer, p. 565. The Americans accidentally prevented, when about attacking the royal troops under great disadvantages, p. 568. Burgoyne is baffled in his design of gaining fort Edward, p. 571-enters upon a treaty with Gates, p. 573_signs the convention, p. 574. Æsopus burnt by the troops under Vaughan, p. 579. The convention troops pass through the centre of the Americans, as they begin their march to Boston, without ineeting with the least insult, p. 581.

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