Of George Washington's birth, family and education. Of
his mission to the French commandant on the Ohio, in 1753.
His military operations as an officer of Virginia, from
1754 to 1758, and his subsequent employments to the com-
· mencement of the American revolution, • - page 13
Retrospect of the origin of the American revolutionary war.
Of George Washington, as member of Congress, in 1774
and 1775. "As Commander in Chief of the armies of the
United Colonies in 1775 and 1776, and his operations near
Boston, in these years, - - - - - - - - p. 27
CAMPAIGN OF 1776.
Of the operations of General Washington in New-York and
New Jersey. The battle on Long Island. The retreat
from York Island and through Jersey. The battles of
Trenton and Princeton, - - - - - - - - p. 37
CAMPAIGN OF 1777.
of the operations of General Washington in New-Jersey
and Pennsylvania, in the campaign of 1777. The battles
of Brandywine and Germantown. Washington is advised
by the Rev. Jacob Duche, to give up the contest. The
distresses of the American army. Its winter quarters in
Valley Forge. General Washington is assailed by the
clamours of discontented individuals and public bodies, and
by the designs of a faction to supercede him in his office
as commander in chief, - - - - • - - - - p. 54
CHAPTER V. .
CAMPAIGN OF 1778.
General Washington prepares for the campaign of 1778.
Surprises the British, and defeats them at Moninouth.
Arrests General Lee. Calms the irritation excited by the
departure of the French fleet from Rhode Island to Bos-
ton. Dissuades from an invasion of Canada, - 1.71
CAMPAIGN OF 1779.
The distresses of the American army. Gen'l Washington
calms the uneasiness in the Jersey line. Finds great dif-
ficulty in supporting his troops and concentrating their