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Quid verum*** curo, et rogo et oninis in hoc sum:

HORAT. 1 Ep. i Lib.

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May 1913


L ETTER I. P. 17-39.

THÈ expedition from Boston against the British post at Pe.
I nobscut, p. 17. General Sullivan's expedition against the
Indians, p. 19. Indian and American expeditions against each
other, p. 22. The Spanish governor of Louisiana recognizes
American independency, and marches against the British settle-
ments on the Missisippi, p. 23. Congress conclude upon an ul-
tinatum, and write to Dr. Franklin, p. 24. Mr. Gerard's pri-
vate audience of congress, p. 26. Congress choose Mr. Jay

for their minister at the court of Madrid, and Mr. John Adams

for their minister to negociate a treaty of peace and a treaty of

cominerce with Great-Britain, p. 27.--they address a long letter

to their constituents on their finances, p. 28. Count d'Estaing

sails from the West-Indies for the American continent, p. 30.

-summons Savannah to surrender, p. 31. He and general

Lincoln are repulsed in an attack upon the town, p. 33. Con-

gress resolve to erect a monument to the memory of count Pu-

laski, p. 35. The British evacuate Rhode-Island, p. 36. The

communications of the French minister to congress, p. 37.

L E T T E R II. P. 39–77.

Congress's answer to the communications of the minister of:
France, p. 39. The second conference of the minister of
France, p. 41. The distress of Washington's army for want of .
bread, p. 42. Sir H. Clinton's expedition to South-Carolina,
P. 44. "The British open their batteries against Charleston, p.

47. Colonels Tarleton and Webster defeat the American horse,

p. 47-49. General Lincoln surrenders Charleston, p. 50.

Tarleton defeats col. Buford, p. 52. The distressed situation

of the American commander in chief, p. 54. An unusual dark-

ness in the New-England states, p. 56. A large body of the

royal troops cross from Staten Island to Elizabeth-town, p. 58.

Mrs. Caldwell kilied, ibid. The troops leave Elizabeth-town and

march to Springfield, p. 60—then stopped by general Greene,

ibid.burn Springfield, and return to Staten-Island, ibid. The

efforts of the Philadelphia gentlemen and ladies to relieve Wash-

ington's army, p. 62. The preamble of the Pennsylvania act

against slavery, p. 63. A French fleet, with troops, arrive at New-

port, p. 64. The affairs of South-Carolina, p. 66. Lord

Cornwallis left in command at Charleston, p. 68. Colonel

Sumpter being chosen by a party of South-Carolina exiles to

Voz. III.


lead them, returns with them into the state, and takes the field, against the victorious British, p. 70. Congress unanimously ret solve that general Gates should take the command of the south, crn department, p. 73. He joins the troops, marches and en, camps on the road to Camden, p. 73. Justice Pendleton's letter to lord Cornwallis,' ibid. Congress resolve on destroying all the old paper emission, and on adopting a new emission, p. 74. The Massachusetts convention agree upon a constitution for the commonwealth. p. 75. Their general court incorporate a society by the name of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, p. 76.

L E T T E R III. P. 78-96. i The affairs of Ireland, p. 78. Captain Fieiding not being allowed to examine the Dutch ships under the convoy of count Byland, employs force, p. 79. The armed neutrality, p. 80. Sir George Rodney engages and defeats the Spanish feet under Don Langara, p. 82. Don Galvez's expedition against Mobile, p. 83. Sir George Rodney engages count de Guichen, p. 84. County petitions for the redress of grievances, p. 86. The house of commons vote in favor of redressing the same, p. 87, All hopes of obtaining redress from that house are at an end, p. 88. Lord George Gordon, the protestant association, and the subsequent convulsions, ibid-his lordship conducted to the Tower, p. 92. An eventual treaty between the states of Holland and the United States of America, signed by the direction of Mr. Van Berckel, p. 94.

LETTER IV. P. 96-140. . ion The military operations in South-Carolina, p. 96. General Gates takes the direct route to Camden, p. 98.-joins the militia under general Caswell, ibid-conducts his army to Clermont, p. 99-marches on toward Camden, p. 101-is unexpectedly met by lord Cornwallis, at the head of the British troops, and is defeated by him, ibid. Baron de Kalb mortally wounded, p. 105. Tarleton defeats Sumpter, p. 108. The relics of the American army retreat to Salisbury, ibid-are ordered to Hills borough, p. 109. Cornwallis's orders relative to the treatment of South-Carolina, ibid. A number of the citizens of Charleston, prisoners under the capitulation, sent to St. Augustine, p.1110. General Marion's exertions against the British adherents, p. 112. The arrangement of the broken American troops, p. 114. Major Ferguson ordered to mancuvre through the northern parts of South-Carolina, and then to join lord Cornwallis at Charlotte, p. 116-is pursued, defeated and slain,

p. 117.

HTM.' His lordship's letter to general Smallwood, p. 120. Gates's troops march to Salisbáry, p. 121. Sumpter defeats major Weyms is afterward attacked by Tarleton, whom he als so defeats, p. 122. Gates moves his head-quarters to Charlotte, and there surrenders the army into general Greene's hands,

. 123. Lieutenant-cotonel Washington takes the British post at Clermont by stratagem, p. 127. "The congress resolve respecting Gates, ibid. Acts of congress, p. 125. General Washington's difficulties, p. 127-he meets Rochambedu and admiral Ternay, at Hartford, p. 128. The scheme for delivering West-Point into the hands of Sir H. Clinton discovered, ibido. Major Andre taken while on his way to NewYork, p. 130. Arnold, upon receiving information of it, hastens on board the Vulture, British sloop of war; p. 131. Andre adjudged to be considered as a spy, p. 132.--and dies as such, universally esteemed and regretted, p., 133, Washington's thoughts on the whole affair, p. 134. Sir H. Clinton sends troops tô Virginia, p. 185. A general exchange of prisoners settled by tae British and American generals Philips and Lincoln, ibid.. The resolve of congress relative to the three militia men who took Andre, p. 135. Major Tallmage's expedition to LongIsland; ibid. Congress determine on having a permanent army, p. 137-take into serious consideration the absolute necessity of a large and immediate foreign aid of money, ibid. The donations of the daughters of liberty in Philadelphia and the neighborhood to the American soldiers, p. 138, The Massachusetts begin their government agreeable to the new constitution, and John Hancock, esq. is declared to have been elected governor, wid. Admiral Ternay dies at Newport, p. 140.

L.E.I. T E R V. P. 140--149. The Erench and Spanish fleets in the West-Indies form a junca, tion, but effect no capital operation, p. 141. Their combined Aéets in Europe intercept the East and West-India convoy, p. 142. Mr. Laurens is taken in his passage to Holland, p. 143. Sir Jor seph Yorke, leaves the Hague, ibid. Hurricanes in the West Indies, p. 144. The new parliament insets, p. 146. The kind ness of the Spaniards to the British prisoners, p. 149. The inquisition abolished in the duke of Modena's dominions, ibid. ..,1,. LET NE VI. P. 150-1893. * The Pennsylvania line revolts, p. 150. Sir H. Clinton sends agents' to treat with them, two of whom are hanged, p. 151. Part of the Jersey brigade revolts, p. 153. Lieut. col. John Laurens chosen by congress special minister to the court of Vero


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