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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

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AS ACCOUNT OF THE LATE WAR;

AND OF THE

THIRTEEN COLONIES,

FROM THEIR ORIOIN TO THAT PERIOD.

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In Vol. Ii.

L E T T E R I. P. I98.

'"PHE North Carolina general assembly meet, p. I. 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 Hutcbinson'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

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

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

Wajhington'% 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

Ntrth Carolinians, p. 84—of the Virginians, p. 85—of the

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

Philadelphia, Nnv 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. ioi. They

fend troops into the settlements of the royalists, p. ic6. The

measures taken by the North Carolinians, p. 107—by the -Vir-

ginians, p. 108—in regard to lord Dunmore, p. 110—his lord-

Clip disappointed at Norfolk, p. 112—in his expectation of being

joined by a considerable 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 Asia man of war fires upon New York, p. 118. Governor

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

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

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

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

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

school, p. 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

i$fent to Canada, p. 158—appears before Quebec, p. 167.

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