she sartife laid before the house of commons, p. 108. The Airte^
fican commissioners have a public audience of the French king,
p. no. 'Lord Chatham seized with a fainting, while engaged
in speaking against the acknowledgment of American independence.
p. in. Count d'Ejlaing sails from Toulon, p. 112. An act:
passed for relieving the papists, p. 113. Admiral Keppel fails on
a cruise off- UJhant, p. 115.
Letter IV. P. 116—127.
Accounts of admiral Keppel, p. 116. He engages the French
fleet under count d'Orviliiers, p. 122—returns to Plymouth,
Letter V. P. 127—203.
The Britijh commissioners for restoring peace arrive at Phi-
ladelphia, p. 129. The Britijl) army under Sir Henry Clinton
evacuate that city, p. 131. The American army pursue them,
p. 133. Sir H. Clinton changes the disposition of his troops,
p. 135. General Lee, with the advanced American corps, or-
dered to fall upon the^rear of the Britijh, p. 136. Some firing
between them, p. 141. Lee's corps retreats, p. 144. Wash-
ington meets the troops, and orders them to make a stand, p.
146. The Britijh are checked, p. 147—and at length com-
pelled to give way, p. 148. They arrive at Sandy Hook, p. 150.
General Lee has charges exhibited against him, and is tried, p.
151. Lord Howe arrives at Sandy Hook with the fleet from Phi-
ladelphia, p. 154. Count d'Ejlaing's fleet anchors without the
Hook, p. 155. The count fails for Newport, p. 156. Gene-
ral Sullhan, with a body of Americans, crosses over to Rhode
Island, p. 159. A violent storm prevents an engagement be- •
tween lord Howe and count d'EJlaing, p. 160. The French
decline prosecuting the expedition against Newport, p. 162.
Sullivan's troops engage the Britijh, p. 165—and then retreat
from off the island, p. 168. The Britijh expedition against
Bedford, p. 169. Governor John/lone's attempts to corrupt
certain members of congress, p. 171. Congress resolve to hoM-
no intercourse with him, p. 172. The Britijl) commissioners
appeal to the people, p. 173—publish a valedictory manifesto
and proclamation, p. 174. Acts of congress, p. 177. Mr.
Gerard, the French plenipotentiary, has a public audience, p.
• 178. The choice of Dr. Franklin by congress for their mini-
ster plenipotentiary at the court of France, and their instructions
to him, p. 179. The Indian expeditions against the Connecticut
settlers at Wyoming, p. 185. Colonel Clarke's expedition into
the Indian country, p. 191. The Britijh expedition to Egg
harbour, p. 1.93. Quarrels between the Americans and French