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LETTER III. P. 67-80. The attempt of the baron de Rullecourt on the Isle of Jersey frustrated by major Pierson, p. 68. Lord George Gordon tried and acquitted, p. 70. Gibraltar relieved by the British fleet under admiral Darby, p. 1. The Spaniards commence a heavy fire upon the fortress, which is returned, p. 73. Sir George Rodney and general Vaughan take St. Eustatia, St. Martin, and Saba, p. 74. The property in Statia confiscated, and many of the inhabitants reduced to penury and transported to St. Kitt's, p. 76. Demarara and I fequibo surrender, p. 78.

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LETTER IV. · P. 80–147. General Greene leaves North Carolina and niarches toward Camden, p. 80mis defeated by lord Rawdon at Hobkirk's hill, p. 83—his letter to Rawdon, p. 86-to governor Reed of Pennsylvania, p. 87. Lord Rawdon evacuates Camden, p. 89. The British posts are taken by the Americans in quick succession, idem. Greene marches against the garrison at Ninety Six, p. 92 -is obliged to abandon the fiege, and is pursued by Rawdón, p. 96. He pursues his lordship and offers him battle, idem. Greene's letter concerning Gates, p. 98. The miseries attend· ing the war in South Carolina, p. 99. Extracts from letters.of linians and Georgians driven from their country by the enemy, p. 136. The heroism of the whig ladies in Charlestown, p. 138. The treatment of the gentlemen removed from Charlestown to St. Augustine, p. 139–of the continental officers, p. 141. Complaints of severities exercised toward the American marine prisoners at New York, p. 143. The particular evils produced by the paper currency, p. 144-the extinction of it occasions no convullion, p. 145. A number of the ships from Statia taken by the French, p. 146.

lord George Germaine, p. 100. The affair of colonel Hayne, who is executed by the joint order of lord Rawdon and colonel Balfour, p. 102. The operations in Virginia under generals Phillips and Arnold, p. 107. The marquis de la Fayette makes a rapid march from Baltimore to Richmond, p. 109. Lord Cornwallis joins the British in Virginia, p. 111~is disconcerted in his attempts to crush the maiquis, p. 112. The marquis joined by the Pennsylvania line under general Wayne, p. 115. His lordship commences a retrograde movement, p. 116. Wayne attacks his lordship, and extricates himself by means of it, p. 117. General Washington's army in want of provision, p. 119. Count de Barras arrives at Boston to take the command of the French squadron at Newport, p. 120. Washington meets Rochambeau at Weathersfield, idem. Washington's letters intercepted and conveyed to New York, p. 122. The French troops join the Americans under Wajivington, p. 123. The plan of operations changed, and the allied troops march for Philadelphia, p. 126. The behaviour of the French troops while at Newport, and on their march to join general Washington, p. 128. Don Galvez completes the conquest of West Florida, p. 129. Sir Samuel Hood and count de Grasse engage, p. 132. Tobago taken by the French, p. 133. A subscription for a loan opened by congress for the support of the South Caro


LETTER V. P. 147—162. Commodore Fohnstone is attacked by Mr. de Suffrein, p. 148 -the commodore takes several large Dutch East India fhips, p. 150. Admirals Hyde Parker and Zoutman engage on the Dogger-bank, p. 152. Minorca is attacked by the Spaniards and French, p. 158. The combined feets cruise at the mouth of the British channel, idem. Extracts from some letters to Mr. Vergennes, p. 161.

LETTER VI. P. 163—212. Acts of congress, p. 163. General Greene demands from the British commanders, the reasons for the execution of Hayne, Balfour's answer, and Greene's reply, p. 165. Greene engages lieut. colonel Stewart at the Eutaw Springs, p. 168. Stewart abandons the Eutaw, p. 170. Governor Rutledge retaliates for Balfour's conduct, p. 172. A spirit of mutiny among Greene's troops, p. 173-his letter to general Gould, p. 174. He marches toward Dorchester, and by his maneuvres induces the British garrison to abandon the place, p. 176. General Pickens's expedition against the Cherokees, p. 177. Arnold's enterprise against New London, p. 178. De Barras fails from Rhode Isand, p. 181. Sir Samuel Hood arrives at Sandy Hook, p. 181. De Gralle arrives in the Chesapeak, and engages admiral Graves, p. 182. De Barras arrives in the Chesapeak, p. 184. Lord Cornwallis repairs to York Town and Gloucester, p. 185. The allied troops arrive at the Head of Elk, p. 186--join the troops under the marquis de la Fayette, p. 187-march and inveit York Town, p. 188. Washington's letter to de Gralle, p. 189. The trenches-opened by the combined armies before York Town, p. 191. A capitulation settled, and the posts of York Town and Gloucester surrendered, p. 195. The British feet and arıny destined for the relief of lord Cornwallis arrive off Chesapeak after his surrender, and therefore return, p. 198. De Grasse fails for the West Indies, p. 199. Acts of congress on their hearing of the reduction of the British army, p. 200,


LETTER VII. P. 212--244,

Mr. Hay delivers in propositions relative to an intended treaty
with Spain, p. 212. The king opens the session of parliament,
p. 215. The intended address, remonstrance, and petition, of

the city of London, p. 217. Mr. Laurens discharged from his

confinement in the Tower, p. 220. Statia surprised by the

marquis de Bouille, idem. Admiral Kempenfelt's successful

cruise, p. 223. The reduction of Minorid, p. 226. General

Conway's motion against continuing the war in America, p. 229.

A new administration formed, p. 232. St. Kitt's attacked and
taken by the French, p. 233. Mr. 7. Adams succeeds in his
applications to the States General; and is acknowledged as the
American plenipotentiary, p. 239. His Imperial majesty favors

the rights of conscience, p. 242.

whole affair referred to congress, p. 289. Captain Afgill liberated, p. 290. The necessity of peace for the United States of America, p. 291. The New York loyalists in the greatest confusion on hearing of the negotiations for peace, p. 295. Acts of congress, p. 297. General Wayne's operations in Georgia, p. 298. Savannah evacuated by the British, p. 301. General Leslie sends out parties from Charlestown to procure provisions, p. 302. Lieut. colonel Laurens mortally wounded in opposing one of the parties, p. 303. Charlestown evacuated by the British, p. 305. The death and character of general Lee, p. 306. An account of the Moravian Indians, and the massacre of many of them by a number of Americans, p. 308. The Indians defeat colonel Crawford and his party, and put numbers of them to death, p. 312. Honorary badges of distinction established by general Washington, p. 312. The French troops march to Boston, and from thence are conveyed by the French fleet to the West Indies, p. 313.

LETTER XI. P. 316-343. The hostile preparations of the Spaniards for the reduction of Gibraltar, p. 316. The grand attack upon the fortress, p. 324. Lord Howe relieves the garrison and returns home, p. 329. The negotiations for peace carrying on at Paris, p. 331. A treaty of amity and commerce between Holland and the United States, p. 332. Copy of a letter to count de Vergennes, p. 333. Mr. Jay's apprehensions as to the intentions of the French court, p. 336. The negotiations continued, and provisional articles signed between the American and British commissioners, p. 339. The loss of British men of war by a storm, p. 342.

LETTER XII. P. 343–352. Mr. Dana's application to the Russian minister at Peterfburgh, p. 343. East India news, p. 344. Debates in the Britih parliament upon the preliminary articles of peace, p. 348. The definitive treaties signed, p. 349. Air balloons, p. 351.

LETTER XIII. P. 353–371. The address of the American officers to congress, p. 3532 The design of throwing the American army into a paroxysm of rage prevented, p. 354. Congress receive the account of a general peace, p. 359. The provisional articles, p. 360. A conference between general Washington and Sir Guy Carleton, p. 367. The general addresses a circular letter to the governors and presidents of the United States, p. 370.


:: LETTER XIV.: P. 372–417. ' A mutiny among the American soldiers at Philadelphia, p. 372. An equestrian statue of general Washington to be erected, p. 374. The general waits upon congress, p. 375. The treaty of amity and commerce between Sweden and the United States, p. 376. A deputation of quakers wait upon congress, p. 377. Acts of congress, p. 378. The Dutch ambassador has a public audience, p. 379. General Washington's farewell orders to the armies of the United States, p. 380. Sir Guy Carleton receives his final orders for evacuating New York, p. 381. The city evacuated, p. 383. General Washington takes his leave of the continental officers, idem.-delivers in his accounts to the American comptroller, p. 385-arrives at Annapolis, and resigns his commission, p. 386. The definitive treaty between Great Britain and the United States received by congress, p. 391. The Society of the Cincinnati, p. 393. Encroachments upon liberty by the Massachusetts people and general court, p. 398. Certain particulars relating to the war, p. 402. Some itrictures respecting his excellency George Wasington, and the honorable Nathaniel Greene, p. 405. Some account of the respective constitutions of the United States, p. 408.

APPENDIX. Extracts from the Virginia act for establishing religious freedom, p. 419. The Constitution of the United States of America, p. 422.

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