History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the Continent [to 1789], Volume 5

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Contents

Post taken at Haddrells Point 50 Troops on James Island 50 Governor
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porary Popular Government 55 Character of Caswell 55 Hooper proposen
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Barringtons Hesitation 57 Ministers supersede Gage 58 Hano
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CHAPTER XLVIII
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CHAPTER XLIX
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Joseph Hawley advises a National Parliament of Two Houses 83 Effect of
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tude of George III 89 One Person sent to the Tower 89 Loyal Addresses
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Gunning put upon the Defensive 93 The Empress recommends Unity
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look for Support to German Princes 106 The Ministry not Popular in
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CHAPTER LII
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He is put in Irons and sent to England 119 Montgomery in Want of Good
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Their Progress 125 Enos deserts 125 They reach the Portage 125
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Carleton orders off all the Doubtful 129 His Means of Defence 130 Mont
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Montgomery 137 His Character 137 Grief at his Death
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Its Importance 142 Distress of the Army for Want of Supplies 142
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resolve to take it 148 They approach the Great Bridge 149 Dunmore
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StatesGeneral divided 168 Opinion of Van der Capellen 168
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Numbers furnished by Brunswick 172 Future Life of Ferdinand 172 Fau
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Overture of the Elector of Bavaria 179 Debate in the Commons on the Trea
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General Confidence in his Military Abilities 186 The City reviled 187
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ists 192 Their Discomfiture 192 Their Loss 192Spirit and Confidence
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Expectations of the Ministry 197 Consternation of the British in Boston
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His Thrift 207 His Anger 208 His Love of Liberty 208 Bis Con
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on Ways and Means 213 Drummonds Intrigues 213 Silas Deanes Char
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agrees with Vergennes 230 Grimaldis Promises to share the Expense of aid
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of Rutledge to them 237 His Advice 237 His Justification of the
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Design against Connecticut and Rhode Island 244 Unconditional Submission
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ruption of Europe 247 The Age worships Humanity 247 Refuses to look
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CHAPTER LXIV
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Turgot dismissed from Office 246 De Clugny 246 Effect
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Resolution for Independence reported 257 And adopted 258 How it
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adopt the New Instructions 267 Great Debate in Congress 267 The Oppo
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North Carolina Regiments 274Orders of Lee 274 Armstrong at Haddrells
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Parker expects Clintons Cooperation 281 Pause in the Fire
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Messages of Wooster 287 Feeling in the Colonies 287 March of Ciiizens
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ments from Washingtons Army 291 Washingtons Small Forre 291
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Attempt on Three Rivers 297 Gallantry of Wayne 298 Expedition
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Its Firmness 305 Its Votes 305 The People consulted 305 Unanimity
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CHAPTER LXIX
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King of France 361 Danger from a Preference of Peace 361 Effect of this
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posts of New York 367 Condition of the American Army 367 Opinion
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Council of War inefficient 369 Governor of Connecticut 369 Rising
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Character of General Howe 383 Delancey and Woodhull 384
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Washington represents to Congress the Condition of his Army
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ish on New York Island 399 Flight of the Americans 399 Washingtons
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Confederation delayed 408 Plan of a Treaty with France
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CHAPTER VIII
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laration of Independence unites England 416 Speech of Cavendish 416
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His Skill in Attack 421 Fox not a Great Man 421 His Failure as an
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attack East Florida 428 His March 428 He wastes his Troops 429 Goes
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Clamors for a Separate Army 436 Division in Pennsylvania
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39 British Ships ascend the Hudson 439
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Washingtons Choice of a Camp 443 The British repulsed from Fort Washing
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Dispositions for the Defence of Mount Washington 450 Movement of Knyp
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take of the Howes 458 Conquest of Rhode Island 458 Washingtons
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CHAPTER XIII
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Reed goes within the Enemys Lines 478 Reed asks for a Conference with
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Approaches of the British Army 384 Necessity of a Retreat 385 Measures
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Motion by Samuel Adams 486 Letters from Washington 486 Measures
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Washington at Princeton 493 Battle of Princeton 493 Mercer wounded
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CHAPTER XV
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of electing the Governor 507 Property Qualification 507 Period of Service
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The Free Black in New York 512 Influence of Protestantism on Freedom
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The Friends of Choiseul 521 Interview of Fox with Franklin 521 Ameri
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Vergennes evades Reclamations 529 His Policy the Policy of an Enemy
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Spain unprepared for War 535 Ruined by Monopoly 535 Without
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Margrave of Anspach 541 Feeling of the People of Ger
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Request to Congress 548 His Request refused 549 Exchange of Prisoners
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Interference in Philadelphia 555 Clinton on the Hudson 556 Rivalry
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Retreat of the British 561 They reembark 562Congress reward
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Toryism in Philadelphia 568 Congress celebrates the Fourth of July
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His Threats against New England 575 SaintClair selfdeceived 575 Ticon
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Their Calls for Aid 578 Battle of Hubbardton 578 Riedesel comes to
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his Time for arriving at Albany 587 Baum sent to Bennington 587
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of Howes Army 593 Disaffection in Maryland and Delaware 594 Penn
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Orders sent to Putnam 601 And to Gates 601 The British Army take
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