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sallies, and general Washington's hints to-'him, pr 154—the ge>
neral writes to Dr. Franklin, p. 155. The Virginia house of de-»:
legates resolve respecting Gates, p. T56. The returns of Greene's-
force in South-Carolina', and his concluding on a partisan war,"
ibid—his letter to lord Cornwaltis, p. 151—he divides his force^
p. 158. Lieut, col. Tarleton is detached after gen. Morgan, by
whom he is defeated, p. 160. Lord Cornwallis pursues Mor-
gan, p. 163. Gen. Greene arrives, and takes the command of
Morgan's troops, p. 164. The Americans retreat, and safely
cross the Dan into Virginia, though pursued by his hordship
with the utmost eagerness, ibid. Greene re-crosses tire Dan,
p. 169. Gen. Pickens and lieut. col. Lee cut in pieces a large
body of royalists, p. 110. Cornwallis attempts to surprise ther
American light-infantry, p. 171. Greene determines upon fight-
ing his lordship, p. 173- His lordship attacks and defeats him,
ibid. His lordship retreats toward Cross-Creek, and Greene
pursues him to Deep-River, p. 175. General Arnold sails for,
and lands in Virginia, p. 177. General Washington lays a plan,
for catching him, ibid. Sir H. Clinton sends general Philips,
with more troops, to take the command in Virginia, p. 479. Acts
of congress, ibid. Mr. Robert Morris chosen financier, p. 180.
The Maryland delegates empowered to subscribe the confeder-
ation, which is thereby completed, ibid. General Washington
gives his decisive opinion upon the necessity of a timely and
powerful aid from France, p. 131.
Letter VII. P. 132—188.
The attempt of the baron de RuHccourt on the Isle of Jersey,
frustrated by major Pierson,p. 182. Lord George Gordon tried
and acquitted, p. 184. Gibraltar relieved by the British fleet'
under admiral Darby, ibid. The Spaniards commence a heavy
fire upon the fortress, which is returned, ibid. Sir George kod-
ney and gen. Vaughan, take St. Eustatia, St. Martin and Saba^
p. 185. The property in St. Eustatia. confiscated, and many of
the inhabitants reduced to penury, and transported to St. Kitts,
p. 186. Demarara and Issequibo surrender, p. 187.
Letter VIII. P. I8S—2S0.
General Greene leaves North-Carolina, and marches towardr
Camden, p. 188—is defeated by lord Rawdon at Hobkirk's hill,
p. 189—his letter to Rawdon, p. 191—to governor Reed of
Pennsylvania, p. 192. Lord Rawdon evacuates Camden, p. 194.
The British posts are taken by the Americans in quick succession,
ibid. Greene marches against the garrison at Ninety-Six, p. 195
>—is obliged to abandon the siege, and is pursued by Rawdon,
p. 198. He pursues his lordship, and offers him battle, ibid.
Qrecpc's letter concerning Gates, p. 1,99. The miseries attend-
ing the war in South-Carolina, p. 200. Extracts from letters
of Icrd George Germaine, p. 201. The affair of colonel Hayne,
who is executed by the joint order of lord Ravvdon and colonel
Balfour, p. 202. The operations in "Virginia, under generals
Philips and Arnold, p. 205. The marquis de la Fayette makes
a rapid march from Baltimore to Richmond, p, 206. Lord
Cornwallis joins the British in Virginia, ibid—is disconcerted in
his attempts to crush the marquis, p. 207. The marquis joined:
by the Pennsylvania line, under general Wayne, p. 209* His
lordship commences a retrogade movement, p. 210. Wayne at-
tacks his lordship, and extricates himself by means of it, p. 211.
General Washington's army in want of provision, p. 212. Count
de Barras arrives at Boston to take the command of the French
squadron at Newport, p. 213. Washington meets Rochambeau
at Weathersfield, ibid. Washington's letters intercepted and con-
veyed to New-York, p. 214. The French troops join the A-
rnericans under Washington, p. 215. The plan of operations
changed, and the allied troops march for Philadelphia, p. 216.
The behavior of the trench troops while at Newport, and on
their march to join gen. Washington, p. 218. Don Galvez com-
pletes the conquest of West-Florida, p. 219. Sir Samuel Mood
and couiit de Grasse engage, p. 220. Tobago taken-by the
French, p. 222. A subscription for a loan opened by congress
for the support of the South-Carolinians and Georgians driven
from their country by the enemy, p. 223. The heroism of the
whig ladies in Charleston, p.. 224. The treatment of the gen-
tlemen removed from Charleston to St. Augustine, p. 225—
o( the continental officers, p. 226. Complaints qf severities ex-
ercised toward the American marine prisoners at New-York,
ibid. The particular evils produced by the paper currency, p. 228.
—the extinction of it occasions no convulsion, p. 229. A num-
ber of the ships from Statia taken by the French, ibid.
Letter IX. P. 250—239,
Commodore Johnstone is attacked by Mr. de Suffrein, p. 231.
1—the commodore takes several large Dutch East-india ships,
p. 232. Admirals Hyde Parker and Zoutman engage on the
Dogger-Bank, p. 233. Minorca is attacked by the Spaniards and
French, p. 231. The combined fleets cruise at the mouth .;f
the British channel, ibid. Extracts from some letters to Mr.
Vergennes, p. 239. » ,
Letter X 239—270.
Acts of congress, p. 240. General Greene demands from the
British commanders the reasons for the execution of Hayne, BaU
jour's answer, and Greene's'reply,; ibid. Greene engages Ifiru
«oJ. Stewart-at the Eutaw Springs, p*. 2*2. Stewart abandoi
Eutaw, p.. 244.-Gov..Rutledge retaliates for Balfour's conduc
p. 245. A-spirit of-mutiny among Greene's troops, ibid—his le
ter to gen. Gould,- p. 246* He inarches toward Dorchester, ar,
by his-manoeuvres induces the British garrison to abandon tr
place, p*-24,8<- Gen. Pickins expedition against the Cherokee
ibid. Arnold's enterprise against New-London, p. 248»- De Ea
ras sails from Rhode-Island, p. 250»- Sir Samuel Hood arrives:
Sandy-Hook, ibid. De Grasse arrives in the Chesapeake, and ei
gages adm. Graves, p. 25 H De Barras arrives in the Chesapeaki
pi 252. Lord1 Cornwaliis repairs to York-town and Glouceste
p. 253. The allied troops arrive at the Head of Elk,p. 254—joi
the troops under the marquis de la Fayette,, p. 255—march an
invest York-town, ibidl- Washington's letter to de Grasse, zkit
The trenches opened by the combined armies before Yprk-towi
p. 257. A capitulation settled, and the posts of York-town an
Gloucester surrendered, p. 260. The British fleet and army de:
tined for the relief of lord Cornwaliis, arrive off Chesapeak
after his surrender, and therefore return, p. 261. De Grass
sails for the West-Indies, p. 262. Acts of congress on their heai
ing of the reduction of the British army, p. 263. They atten
at the Roman Catholic chapel, and hear the chaplain to the-err
feissy, p. 264.—their resolve respecting marquis de la Fayette-
the president addresses gen. Washingtorjyp. 268. The subscril
ers to the Bank of North-America incorporated, Hid. Imprc
per conduct toward the British prisoners, p. 269. Gov. Rui
iedge exercises his authority afresh in South-Carolina, ibid.
Letter XI. P. 270—290.
Mr. Jay delivers in propositions relative to an intended treat
with Spain, p. 270. The king opens the session of parliamen
p.272. The intended address, remonstrance and petition of th
city of London, p. 273. Mr. Laurens discharged from his con
finementin the Tower, p. 275. Statia surprised by themarqui
<le Bouiile, ibid. Adm. Kempenfelt's successful cruise, p. 271
The reduction of Minorca, p. 278. Gen. Conway's motions
gainst continuing the war in America, p. 281. A new admini
stration formed, p. 282. St. Kitt's attacked and taken by th
French, p. 283. Mr. J. Adams succeeds in his applications to th
States-General, and is acknowledged as the American plenipc
tentiary, p. 287. His imperial majesty favors the rights of con
science. p, 289'. - • ■ .'
Letter XII. P. 290—299v ^
Communications from the French minister plenipotentiary ti
congress, p. 291. The execution of capt. Huddy by the New
Tork refugees, p. 292. Letters to gov. Hancock from the corn-
anaruler in chief and the financier, p. 294. Gen. Greene's epis-
tolary communications, p. .29,5.
Letter XIII. P. 299—314.
The affairs of Ireland, p. 299. Transactions in the British.
parliament, p. 302. .East-India news, p. 303. Amiral Bar-
rington's successful cruise, p. 304. Sir George Rodney and
count de Grasse in the West-Indies, p. 305. They engage,
p. 306. De Grasse is defeated and taken, p. 309. The corr-
■bined fleets in Europe masters of the sea, p. 312. The loss of
adm. Kempenfelt and the Royal George, p. 313. East-India
L E T T % It XIV. P. 315—334-
The steps taken by gen. Washington for retaliating the death
«Fcapt. Huddy, p. 315. The trial of capt. Lippincott upon the
occasion, p. 316. ;He is acquitted, p. 317- The whole affair
referred to 'congress^ p^ 318. Capt, Asgill liberated, p. 319.
The necessity of peace for the United States of America, ibid.
The New-York loyalists in the greatest confusion on hearing of
the negociations for peace, p. 321- Acts of congress, p. 322.
■Gen. Wayne's operations in Georgia, p. 324 Savannah eva~
cuated by the British, p. 325. Gen. Leslie sends out parties
from Charleston to procure provisions, p. 326. Lieut, colonel
Laurens mortally wounded in opposing one of the parties, ibid.
Charleston evacuated by the British, ,p. 327. The death and
character of gen. Lee, p. 328. An account of the Moravian
Jndians, and the massacre of many of (hem by a number of A-
jncricans, ,p. 330. The Indians defeat col. Crawford and his
farty, and put numbers of them to death, p. 332. Honorary
adges of distinction established by gen. Washington, ibid. The
JFrench troops march to Boston, and from thence are conveyed
■hy the French fleet to the West-Indies, p. 333.
Letter. XV. P. 335—351.
The hostile preparations of the Spaniards for the reduction of
'Gibraltar, p. 335. The grand attack upon the fortress, p. 343.
.Lord Howe relieves the garrison and returns home, p. 343.—■
The negociations for peace carrying on at Paris, p. 344- A
treaty of amityand commerce between Holland and the United
States, p. 345. Copy of a letter to count de Vergenflcs, ibid.
Mr. Jay's apprehensions as to the intentions of French court
p. 347. The negociations continued, and provisional articles
signed between the American and British commissioners, p. 343.
The loss of British men of war by a storm, p. 351.
r.. r- Let-
Letter XVI. P. 352—358.
Mr. Dana's application to the Russian minister at Peteisburgh,
p. 352. East-India news, ibid. Debates in the British parlia-
ment upon the preliminary articles of peace, p. 355. The de^-
finitive treaty signed, p. 3'56. Air-balloons, ibid.
Letter XVII. P. 358—369.
The address of the American officers to congress, p. 3 58—•
The design of throwing the American army into a paroxism of
rage, prevented, p. 35y. Congress receive the account of a ge-
neral peace, p. 362. The provisional articles, ibid. A confer-
ence between gen. Washington and Sir Guy Carleton, p. 367.
The general addresses a circular letter to the governors and pre-
sident of the United States, p. 369.
Letter XVIII. P. 370—39^.
A mutiny among the American soldiers at Philadelphia, p.
370. An equestrian statue of gem Washington to be erected, p.
371. The general waits upon congress, p. 372. The treaty
of amity and commerce between Sweden and the United States,
ibid. A deputation of quakers wait upon congress, p. 373. Acts
of congress, p. 374. The Dutch ambassador has a public au-
dience, ibid. General Washington's farewell orders to the ar-
mies of the United States, p. 375. Sir Guy Carleton receives
his final orders for evacuating New-York, ibid. The city eva-
cuated, p. 377. General Washington takes his leave of the
continental officers, ibid—delivers in his accounts to the Ameri-
can comptroller, p. 378—arrives at Annapolis and resigns his
commission, p. 379. The definitive treaty between Great-
Britain and the United States, received by congress, p. 382.
The society of the Cincinnati, p. 383. Encroachments upon
liberty by the Massachusetts people and general court, p. 386.
Certain particulars relating to the war, p. 388. Some strictures
respecting his excellency George Washington and the honorable
Nathaniel Greene, p. 391. Some account of the respective
constitutions of the United States, p. 393.
Extracts from the Virginia act for establishing religious free-
dom, p. 399. The constitution of the United States of Ame-
rica, p. 401.