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HISTORY

O F T H E

RISE, PROGRESS, And ESTABLISHMENT,

OP THE

INDEPENDENCE

Of THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

INCLUDING

AN ACCOUNT OF THE LATE WAR;

AND OF THE

THIRTEEN COLONIES,

FROM THEIR ORIGIN TO THAT PERIOD.

By WILLIAM GORDON, D.D.

QUID VERUM **** GURO, ET ROGO, ET OMNIS IN HOC SUM.

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IN FOUR VOLUMES.

V O L. II.

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LONDON!
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IlKD S6LD BY CHARLES DILLY, IN THE POULTRY J ANC
JAMES BUCKLAND, IN PATER-NOSTER-ROW.

I1PCC ixxxriii,

New Hampjhire convention take up civil government, p. 168.

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

172. General Lee is sent on to New York, p. 174. The in-

habitants of Try»k county disarmed, p. 176. General Mont-

gomery killed in an attack upon Quebec, p. 185. Preparations

for taking possession of Dorchester-heights, p. 190. The Ame-

ricans possess themselves of the fame, p. 192. General Howe

resolves upon evacuating Boston, p. 196—evacuates it, p. 198.

The hardships experienced by the inhabitants of the town, p.

204. Norfolk in Virginia burnt, p. 206. The North Carolina

insurgents subdued, p. 208. The acts of congress, p. 212-.

Commodore Hopkins''s naval expedition, p. 214.

Letter IV. P. 218—248.

The general voice of the Europeans rather favorable to the

Americans, p. 219. A dreadful tempest on the coasts of New-

foundland, p. 222. General Conway opposes administration, p.

225. The duke of Grafton unexpectedly quits it, p. 226.

Governor Penn examined before the house of lords, p. 231-

The address of the representatives of Nova Scotia to the king

and parliament, p. 234. The bill for prohibiting all inter-

course with the Thirteen United Colonies strenuously opposed,

p. 235. Sir Peter Parker and earl Cornwallis sail for America,

p. 240. The British king's treaties with the German princes,

p. 241—protested against, p. 243. Lord Howe and gen. Howe

constituted his majesty's commifstoners for restoring peace to the

colonies, p. 245. The sentiments of the French relative to the

American contest, p. 247.

Letter V. P. 248—298.

The blockade of Qitebec continued, p. 249. The Americans
conclude upon retreating from before it, p. 252. The Ameri-
can fort at the Cedars surrendered, p. 254. General Thompson
goes against the British at Three Rivers; is defeated and taken,
p. 256. The Americans retreat from Canada, p. 259. Capt.
Mugford takes the Hope ordnance store ship, p. 264. The
Britijh ships of war are driven from Nantajket, p. 266. A
number of Highlanders with lieut. colonel Campbell taken in
Boston bay, p. 268. Measures taken to draw the New Yorkers
into independency, p. 269. Acts of-congress, p. 271. Reso-
lutions respecting independency moved and seconded in congress,
p. 274. Mr. Payne's pamphlet stiled Common Sense, p. 275,
A scheme for destroying general Washington's army at New

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