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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 PERIOD.

BY WILLIAM GORDON, D. D.

Qiud verum*** curo, et rogo et omnis in hoc sum.

HORAT. 1 Ep. 1 Lib.

THE THIRD AMERICAN EDITION.

VOL. II.

NEW-YORK: PRINTED FOR SAMUEL CAMPBELL, NO. 124, PEARL-STREET,

BY JOHN WOODS,

M.DCCC.I

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OF THE SEVERAL LETTERS IN VOL. II.

. LETTER I. P. 11-42.

New Hampshire.convention take up civil government, p. 11a

The "critical situation of the American army before Boston, p.

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

ants of.Tryon county disarmed, p. 16. General Montgomery
killed in 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 II. P. 42–61...

The general voice of the Europeans rather-favorable to the

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

foundland; .p. 450 General Conway opposes administration, pa

47. The duke of Grafton unexpectedly quits itpo 48. Göm

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

address of the representatives of Nova Scotia to the king and

parliament, po 52. The bill-for prohibiting all intereourse with

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

Peter Parker and eart Cornwallis sait for America, p. 55... 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 ths.

American contest, p. 61..

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