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DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, To wit.

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the thirteenth day of

February, in the twenty-eighth year of the Independence SEAL of the United States of America, CALEB P. WAYNE,

of the said District, hath deposited in this office the

Title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Pro. prietor, in the words following, to wit.....

“ The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the ““ American Forces, during the War which established the Indepen“ dence of his country, and First President of the United States.... “ Compiled under the inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Wash“ ington, froni original papers bequeathed to him by his deceased

Relative, and now in possession of the author. To which is pre

fixed, an Introduction, containing, a compendious View of the “ Colonies planted by the English on the Continent of North Ame« rica, from their settlement to the commencement of that war which 66 terminated in their Independence. By John MARSHALL.

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States entituled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned.... And also to the Act intituled “ An act Supplementary to an Act intituled “ An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of

maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”

D. CALDWELL, Clerk of the

District of Pennsylvania.

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COL.COLL.
CONTENTSIBRARY

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CHAPTER I.

Arnold defeated on the lakes....General Carleton appears

before Ticonderoga....Retires into winter quarters in
Canada....Indian affairs.... Treatment of prisoners....
Maritime exertions of America.... Paper money....Gene-
ral conduct towards the disaffected.... Observations on
militia and other defects in the structure of the Ameri-
can army.

CHAPTER II.
American army inoculated....General Heath moves down

to King's bridge, but returns to Peck's-Kill without ef.
fecting any thing....Skirmishes....State of the army.... De-
struction of stores at Peck's-Kill....At Danbury....Expe-
dition of colonel Meiggs to Sagg Harbour.... Sir William
Howe moves out to Somerset court-house in great force
...Returns to Amboy....Endeavours to cut off the re-
treat of the American army to Middlebrook, but is dis-
appointed...Lord Cornwallis skirmishes near the Scotch
Plains with lord Stirling.... The British army embark.

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taken at Saratoga....Burgoyne permitted to depart....

Plan of reconciliation with America agreed to in par-

liament....Communicated to, and rejected by congress....

The resolutions of this body thereupon.... Information

received of treaties of alliance and commerce being en-

tered into between France and the United States.... The

difficulties which had existed in the cabinet of Versailles

on this subject....Great Britain declares war against

France.... The treaties with France ratified by congress

....Complaints made by general Washington of the

treatment of American prisoners in possession of the

enemy.... Proceedings of congress on this subject....A

partial exchange of prisoners agreed to.

CHAPTER VIII.

General Lacy surprised....General Howe resigns his com-

mand, and returns to England; is succeeded by sir H.

Clinton.... The British army evacuate Philadelphia, and

march through the Jerseys....Council of war called by

general Washington, decide against attacking the ene-

my on their march.... The opinion of the general against

this decision....He attacks the enemy at Monmouth

court-house.... The action severe, but not decisive....

General Lee arrested for his behaviour in this action,

and afterwards to the commander in chief....Court

martial appointed to try him....Sentenced to be sus-

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