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THE

HISTORY

OF THE

RISE, PROGRESS, AND ESTABLISHMENT

OF THE

INDEPENDENCE

OF THE

United States of America:

INcLUDING

AN ACCOUNT OF THE LATE WAR,

AND OF THE

THIRTEEN COLONIES,

FROM THEIR ORIGIN TO THAT FERIOD.

By WILLIAM GORDON, D. D.

£iiud verum*** euro, ei rogo et omnis in hoc sum.

Hokat. I Ep, t Lib.

THE THIRD AMERIcAN EDITION.

VOL. II.

N E W - Y 0 R K:

PRINTED FOR, SAMUEL cAMPBELL, NO. 124, PEARL-sTREET,
BY JOHN wOODs.
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New-Hampshire convention take up civil government, p. 1'1,

The critical situation of the American army beforeBoston, p.

M. General Lee is sent on to New-York, p. 15. The inhabit-

ants of Tryon county disarmed, p. ITS'. General Montgomery

killed ia an attack upon Quebec, p, 22. Preparations for tak-

ing possession of Dorchester Heights, p. 25. The Americans

possess themselves of the same, p. 26. General Howe resolves

upon evacuating Boston, p. 28—evacuates it, p-30. The hard-

ships experienced by the.inhabitants of the town, p. 33. Nor-

folk in Virginia, burnt, p. 35. The North-Carolina insurgents

subdued, p. 36. The acts of congress, p. 38. Commodore

Hopkins's naval expedition, p. 40.

LETTER' IL P. 42—6K

Thegeneral voice of the Europeans rather favorable to the ,

Americans, p. 43. A dreadful tempest on the coasts of New-

foundland, p. 45. General Conway opposes administration, p.

47. The duke of Grafton unexpectedly quits it, p. 48. Go-

vernor Penn examined before the house of lords, p. 50. The

address of tire representatives of Nova-Scetia to the king and

parliament, p. 5 2. The bill for prohibiting all intercourse with

the Thirteen United Colonies strenuously opposed, p. 53. Sir

Peter Parker and earl Cornwallis sail for America, p. 53. The

British king's treaties with the German princes, p. 56—pro-

tested against, p. 58. Lord Howe and general Howe consti-

tuted his majesty's commissioners for restoring peace to the

colonies, p. 59. The sentiments of the French relative to the.

American contest, p. 61.

Letter III. T. 61—92.'

The blockade of Quebec continued, p. 62. The Americans

conclude upon retreating from before it, p. 63. The American

fort at the Cedars surrendered, p. 65. General Thomson goes

against the British at Three-Rivers; is defeated and taken, p.

66. The Americans retreat from Canada, p. 68. Capt. Mug-

ford takes the Hope, ordnance store ship, p. 11. The Btitish

ships of war arc driven from Nantasket, p. 12. A number of

Highlanders, with lieut. col. Campbell, taken in Boston Bay, p.

14. Measures taken to draw the Newi-Yorkers into independen-

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