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THE

LIFE

OF

GENERAL WASHINGTON.

CHAPTER I.

Arrival of the British commissioners--Terms of con

ciliation proposedAnswer of Congress to these propositions-Attempts of Mr. Johnstone to bribe the principal members of Congress-Congress orders the publication of the private letters from Johnstone to the members of that body-Manifesto of the commisa sioners, and counter-manifesto by Congress- Arrival of Girard, minister plenipotentiary from the King of France-His reception by Congress-Hostilities of the IndiansColonel 7. Butler with a party of Indians breaks into the Wyoming settlementHis treachery to Colonel Zebulon Butler-Kingston besieged by the Indians ; surrenders, and the garrison and inhabitants butchered-Wilksborough also surrenders, and meets the same fate-Distresses of the settlers in Wyoming-Colonel Alden surprised, and with some of his party killed--Colonel Clark surprises St. Vincent, and takes possession of it-Congress determines to attack Canada, and the other British possessions in North America - General

Washington

VOL. IV.

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