LETTER III. P. 168–218.
- New Hampshire 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 Tryon 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 same, 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 fail 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 commisioners 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 Quebec 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
British ships of war are driven from Nantakket, p. 266. A
number of highlanders with lieut. colonel Campbell taken in
Bofton 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 ftiled Common Sense, p. 275.
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