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Country against the incursions of the British-Sir Henry Clinton moves up the Hudson, takes possession of Stony and Verplank Points, and fortifies them—Arrangements made for assaulting these posts—General Wayne carries Stony Point by storm-The attack upon Verplank failsCongress vote their thanks to General Washington and to the brave Troops employed in this service–They vote General Wayne a medal-Evils of short Inlistments—Plan of the General’s to remedy them—The Army in two Divisions erect huts for winter quarters, one near West Point, and the other at Morristown in New Jersey—The troops suffer through the scarcity of Provisions—Colonel Wadsworth resigns his Office—Confusion in the Commissary's department—The Commander in Chief is necessitated to apportion supplies of Meat and Flour upon the Counties of New Jersey–The winter excessively cold, and the waters around New York frozen over; but the Commander in Chief is too weak to avail himself of this opportunity to assail the British Posts—Expedition to Staten Island fails - 207

CHAPTER VII.

Amount of Paper Emission—Congress destitute of Means to support the War—Supplies apportioned upon the StatesExertions of the Commander in Chief-Mutiny in part of the Army—The British make an excursion into New Jersey –The American Troops bravely resist them—The Court of France promises a Naval and Land Armament to act in America—Preparation to co-operate with it-A French Squadron arrives on the American Coast—Count Rochambeau lands at Newport with five thousand Men—The American and French Commanders meet at Hartford to settle the Plan of the Campaign—The Second Division of the French Troops fails—General Arnold becomes a TraitorHe corresponds with Major André-André comes on shore

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mar's Expedition-Saint Clair defeated-General Wayne victorious and makes a Treaty with them—Second Session of Congress—Fiscal Arrangements of the Secretary of the Treasury-Indisposition of the President—He visits Mount Vernon—Meets Congress at Philadelphia—His Tour to the Southern States—Second Congress—The President refuses his Signature to the Representative Bill—Contemplates retiring to private Life-Consents to be a Candidate for the Second Presidency * * - - - - 372

CHAPTER XII.

General Washington re-elected President—State of PartiesDivision in the Cabinet—The President endeavours to promote union-Influence of the French Revolution—Measures to secure the Neutrality of the United States in the War between France and England—Mr. Genet's illegal practices—He insults the Government—The Executive restricts him—He appeals to the People—They support the Administration-The President determines to arrest GenetHe is recalled—Negotiation with Britain—Insurrection in Pennsylvania-Democratic Societies—British Treaty—Commtinication between the French Executive and the Legislature of the United States—The President refuses to the House of Representatives the Papers respecting Diplomatic Transactions—His interpositions in favour of the Marquis La Fayette—Takes the Son of the Marquis under his Protection and Patronage. - - • •- * 408

CHAPTER XIII.

The President calumniated—His Letter to Mr. JeffersonStatement of the Secretary of the Treasury—The French Directory's attempt to control the American Government— Review of the Transactions with France—The President

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