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IN VOL. 11.

Letter I. P. 1-98.

THE North Carolina general assembly meet, p. 1. The

effects of the Lexington engagement, p. 2. The expedition

against Tyconderoga, p. 10. The proceedings of the Massachu-

setts congress, p. 17. Transactions in and about Boston, p. 23.

Governor Hutchinson's letter books discovered, p. 28. "The

acts of the general congress, p. 31. George Washington esq;

elected commander in chief of the continental forces, p. 34.

The battle at Breed's-hill erroneously called Bunker's-bill, p.41.

A speech of the Oneida Indians, p. 54. An answer of the

Stockbridge Indians, p. 56. The reply of the Massachusetts con-

gress, p. 58. The acts of the general congress, p. 60. General

Wabington's arrival at the American camp, and the affairs of

the army, p. 63. The acts of the general congress to the time

of their adjourning, p. 69. Georgia accedes to the union, p.

73. The proceedings of the South Carolinians, p. 81-of the

North Carolinians, p. 84-of the Virginians, p. 85~of the

Maryland convention, p. 92. The affairs of Pennsylvania,

Philadelphia, New York, and other places, p. 93.

Letter II. P. 98–168.

The Thirteen UNITED COLONIES, p. 98. The pro-
ceedings of the South Carolinians, p. 99. The nature of the
opposition to popular measures in their colony, p. 101. They
send troops into the settlements of the royalists, p. 106. The
measures taken by the North Carolinians, p. 107-by the Vir-
ginians, p. 108-in regard to lord Dunmore, p. 110_his lord-
Thip disappointed at Norfolk, p. 112-in his expectation of being
joined by a confiderable force 'under Connelly, p. 114. The
orders of the Pennsylvania assembly to their delegates in con-
gress, p. 116. The sentiments of the Jersey assembly, p. 117.
The Ära man of war fires upon New York, p. 118. Governor

Tryon's influence alarms congress, p. 119. Letters between

generals Washington and Gage, p. 125. Colonel Arnold's expe-

dition into Canada, p. 128. Dr. Church's correspondence with

a British officer discovered, p. 134. Falmouth destroyed, p. 138.

The old fouth meeting-house in Boston turned into a horse riding

school, s. 139. The Massachusetts assembly resolve to fit out

armed vessels, p. 144. The steps taken to introduce indepen-

dency, p. 149. Acts of congress, p. 153. General Montgomery

is sent to Canada, p. 158_appears before Quebec, p. 167.

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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 poffeffion of Dorchester-heights, p. 190. The Ame. ricans possess themselves of the same, p. 192. General Howe resolves upon evacuating Bolon, p. 196_evacuates it, p. 199. 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 Newfoundland, 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 intercourse 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 commissioners 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 retrcating from before it, p. 252. The Ameri. can fort at the Cedars surrendered, p. 254. General Thompson2 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 fhip, p. 264. The British ships of war are driven from Nantoket, p. 266. A number of highlanders with licut. colonel Campbell taken in Boston bay, p. 268. Measures taken to draw the New Yorkers into independency, p. 269. Acts of congress, p. 271. Resolucions respecting independency moved and seconded in congress, p. 274. Mr. Payne's pamphlet ftiled Common Sense, p. 275. A scheme for destroying general Washington's army at New



Tart, p. 276. Sir Peter Parker and general Clinton's design 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. Lord Howe arrives off Staten Isand, and sends a letter to Georze Washington esq; p. 301. General Howe lands the royal army on Long Island, p. 306-surprises and defeats the Americ cars, p. 308. The Americans conclude upon eyacuating the island, p. 313. The wretched state of the armies under gener rals Wajpington and Gates, p. 316.

LETTER VII. P. 321–389. Some members of congress have a conference with lord How?, p. 322. General Washington's distressing situation, p. 323. The Americans evacuate New York, p. 328. A terrible fre at New York, p. 330. Great animofities 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 ifland, 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 Delaware into Pennsylvania, p. 353. General Lee taken, p. 358. A summary of the captures made by general Home during the campaign, p. 360. General Lee's letter to the French mi. nifter, 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 feet on lake Chanplain, p. 379. Arnold engages the British feet and is defeated, p. 383. The wind keeps back Sir Guy Carleton from improving bis victory, p. 385-his humanity to the Anierican prisoners, p. 388.

LETTER VIII. P. 390—435. The infatuation of the enemy saved the Americans; when they retreated across the. Delaware, p. 390. General Washington crosses into the Jerseys, defeats a body of Helsians at Trentin, and returns to Pennsylvania, p. 395. Returns to Trenton,

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