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Birth of Mr. Washington. His Mission to the
French on the Ohio. Appointed Lieutenant-colo-
nel of a Regiment of regular Troops. Surprises M.
Jumonville. Capitulation of Fort Necessity. Is
appointed Aid-de-camp to General Braddock. De-
feat and Death of that General. Is appointed to the
Command of a Regiment. Extreme Distress of the
Frontiers, and Exertions of Colonel Washington to
augment the regular Force of the Colony. Gene-
fal Forbes undertakes the Expedition against Fort
du Quesne. Defeat of Major Grant. Fort du
Quesne evacuated by the French, and taken Posses-
sion of by the English. Resignation and Marriage
of Colonel Washington.
Opinions on the Supremacy of Parliament, and its
Right to Tax the Colonies. Stamp Act. Congress
assemble at New York. Violence in the Great
Towns. Change of Administration. Stamp Act
repealed. Opposition to the Mutiny Act. Act
Imposing Duties on Tea, &c. resisted in America.
The Assembly of Massachussetts address Letters to
several Members of the Administration in England.
Petition to the King. Circular Letter to the Colo-
nial Assemblies. Letter from the Earl of Hilsbo-
rough. Assembly of Massachussetts dissolved. Sei-
zure of the Sloop Liberty. A Convention assembles,
at Faneuil-hall, Boston. Moderation of its Proceed-
ings. Proceedings of Parliament. Resolutions of
the House of Burgesses of Virginia. The Governor
dissolves the Assembly. The Members form and
sign a Non-importation Agreement, Measures ge-
nerally taken against the Importation of British Ma-
nufactures. . General Court again convened in Mas-
sachusseils. Its Proceedings. Is prorogued.
ministration resolve on a Repeal of all the Duties
except that on Tea. Circular Letter of the Earl of
Hilsborough. New York recedes in: Part from the
Riot in Boston.
Trial and Acquittal of Captain Preston. Insurrec-
tion in North Carolina. · Dissatisfaction of Massa-
chussetts. Corresponding Committees appointed.
Governor Hutchinson's Correspondence with Admi- , ;
nistration sent over by Dr. Franklin. The Assem-
bly Petition for the Removal of the Governor and
Hutchinson is succeeded by
Measures to enforce the Act concerning Duties. Fer-
ment excited in America. · The Tea is thrown into
the Sea at Boston. , Measures of Parliament. Ge.
neral Enthusiasm in America. A general Congress
is proposed. General Gage arrives in Boston..
Troops stationed on Boston Neck. New Counsel-
lors and Judges. Obliged to resign. Boston Neck
fortified. Military Stores seized by General Gage.
Preparations for Defence in Massachussetts. King's
Speech in Parliament. Proceedings of that Body.
Battle of Lexington. Vote of Massachussetts for
raising Men. Meeting of Congress. Proceedings
of that Body. Battle of Breed's Hill
Colonel Washington appointed Commander in Chief
of the American Forces. Arrives at Cambridge.
Strength and Disposition of the two Arinies. · De.
ficiency of the Americans in Arms and Ammunition.
Falmouth burned. Success of the American Cruiz-
ers. Distress of the British from the Want of fresh
Provisions. Difficulty of re-enlisting the Army.
Plans for attacking Boston. Possession taken of the
Heights of Dorchester. · Boston evacuated. 298
Invasion of Canada meditated. The Americans enter
that Province. Siege of Saint John's. Capture of
Fort Chamblie. Carleton defeated at Longueisle.
Saint John capitulates. Montreal surrenders. Ar-
nold's Expedition by the Way of the Kennebec. He
arrives before Quebec; and retires to Point aux
Trembles. Montgomery lays seige 'to Quebec.
Unsuccessful Attack on that place. Death of
Montgomery Blockade of Quebec continued. Ge.
neral Thomas takes command of the Army. The
Blockade of Quebec is raised. General Sullivan
takes the Command. Battle of the Three Rivers.
Transactions in Virginia. Action at the Great Bridge.
Norfolk evacuated and burned. Transactions of
North Carolina. Action at Moore's Creek Bridge.
Invasion of South Carolina." British Fleet repulsed
at Fort Toultrie.“ Transactions in New York.
Measures leading to Independence. Independence
Lord and Sir William Howe arrive before New York.
Circular Letter of Lord Howe. State of the Ame.
rican Army. The British land in force on Long
Island. Battle of Brooklyn. Evacuation of Long
Island. Fruitless Negotiations. New York eva-
Skirmish on the Heights of Haerlem. The Enemy
land at Frog's Neck. The American Army eva-
cuates York Island, except Fort Washington.
Both Armies move towards the White Plains. The
British Army returns to Kingsbridge. General