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Crosses into the Jerseys, defeats a body of Hessians at Trenton,

and returns to Pennsylvania, p. 152. Returns to Trenton, p.

154—deceives lord Cornwallis; marches for Princeton; and

there attacks the fourth British brigade, p. 156—proceeds to Mor-

ristown, while Cornwallis hastens back to Brunswick with all

speed, p. 159. Acts of congress and their instructions to their

ministers, p. 163. Their resolves for supporting the credit of

their paper emissions, and making the same a lawful tender, p.

163. The enormities of the royal troops in the Jerseys and at

New-York, p. 165. The whole country of the Jerseys render-

ed hostile by means of them, p. 166. The American Doops

guilty of great plundering, p. 168. The American stores at

Peek's-kill destroyed by the British, p. no. The states at-

tempt the regulating of prices, p. 171. The treatment of the

American prisoners at New-York, p. 172—the consequences of

it, p. 175. The American cruisers make considerable cap-

tures, p. 176.

Letter VII. P. 178—189.

The naval preparations of the house of Bourbon, p. 178.

Lord John Cavendish's pointed speech against the measures

of government, p. 179. The answer of ministry, p. 179. The

bill for empowering the crown to secure persons accused or

suspected of high treason, or of piracy, meets with opposition,

p. 183. John the Painter, alias James Aitkin, p. 184. Mr.

Arthur Lee's correspondence with Mr. Beaumarchais, p. 185.

^The general assembly of the church of Scotland addresses his

majesty, p. \W9.'

Letter VIII. P. 190—271.

The committee of congress appointed to enquire into the con-
duct of the enemy, make their report, p. 191. Governor Try-
on sent upon an expedition to Danbury, p. 195. Colonel
MeigVs expedition to Sagg-harbour, p. 198. General Howe
takes the field, but soon returns to Brunswick, pi 199—removes
to Amboy, p. 201—advances unexpectedly from Amboy toward
general Washington, p. 202—embarks his army from Staten-
Island, -ibid. General Scuyler supersedes Gates in the command
of the northern army, p. 203. General Burgoyne proceeds
with the royal troops from Canada to Crown-point, and issues
out a singular proclamation, p. 204—invests the American posts,
p. 206. General St. Clair concludes upon evacuating TycoB-
deroga and Mount Independence, ibid—his rear guard attacked
by general Frazer, p. 208—he joins Scuyler at tort Edward,
p. 210. The state of Scuylcv's array, p. 211. General iVes-
cot surprised and carried oft from Rhode-island by iieut. coL

Bail on,

Barton, p. 213. Sir William Howe sails from Sandy-Hook:

while Washington is greatly perplexed about his destination,

ibid—lands his troops at Elk ferry in Maryland, while Wash-

ington marches with his troops toward the Brandywine, p.215.

Acts of congress, p. 216. Some account of the marquis de la

Fayette, p. 218. General Gates elected to command the north-

ern army, and to relieve Scuyler, p. 219. General Sullivan's

expedition to Staten-Island, p. 220. The report of the commit-

tee of congress respecting the quakers, p. 222. Sir W. Howe

attacks the Americans at the Brandywine, and defeats them,

p. 224. General Washington having retreated to Philadelphia,

quits the city, with a full resolution of passing the Scuylkill

and giving Sir William battle, p. 227—re-crosses the Scuyl-

kill, p. 229. General Wayne attacked by general Grey, ibid.

Sir William Howe deceives the American commander, Grosses

the Scuylkill unexpectedly, and enters. Philadelphia, ibid.

Lord Howe conducts the fleet to the Delaware, p. 230. Ge-

neral Washington surprises the British troops at German-town,

p. 232. St. Leger invests Fort Stanwix, p. 237—the militia

marching to reiieve are surprised and beaten, p. 238. Arnold

undertakes to relieve it, and succeeds, p. 239. Burgoyne sends

a body of Germans to surprise the American stores at Ben-

nington, p. 242—they are defeated by Stark, who commands

the New-Hampshire militia, p. 243. Letters between Bur-

goyne and Gates, p. 245. An account of Miss M'Crea's

death, ibid. Lincoln sends colonel Brown to lake, George to

release the American prisoners, and destroy the British stores,

p. 247. The Americans under general Gates engage the British

under Burgoyne, p. 248. Sir H. Clinton attacks and takes

forts Montgomery and Clinton, p. 253. A second engagement

between Burgoyne and Gates, p. 255. The distress and calami-

ty of the royas army, p. 258. The funeral of general Frazer,

p. 259. The Americans accidentally prevented, when about at-

tacking the royal troops under great disadvantages, p. 261

Burgoyne is baffled in his design of gaining Fort Edward, p. 263

—enters upon a treaty with Gates, p. 264—signs the convention,

p. 265. AEsopus burnt by the troops under Vaughan, p. 268.

The convention troops pass through the center of the Americans,

as they begin their march to Boston, without meeting with the

least insult, p. 269.

LETTER IX. P. 272—304.

Count Donop repulsed in the attack upon Red-bank; P: 272.

The American and British force under Washington and Howe,
p. 273. Mud-Island, p. 274 reduced p. 276. The Ame-

rican army at White Marsh, p. 277—hut at Valley-forge, p. 278

—iheir distress, ibid. Complaints of prisoners being ill used,

p. 280. Mr. president Hancock takes leave of congress, p.

.282. The confederation, p. 285. Acts of congress, p. 293—

resolve to recal Mr. Silas Dcane, p. 294—resolve respecting a

loan from France and Spain, p. 296—respecting the deputy

clothier general at Boston, p. 297. The convention troops at

Cambridge, and the resolutions of congress for their detention,

p. 298. Naval captures, p. 203.

Letter X. P. 305—328. . . ,'

A design to remove general Washington from the command

of the American army, p. 305. Congress receive a packet of

-blank papers, p. 308. The distresses of the Americans at Val-

Jey-forge, p. 310. Washington's thoughts upon providing half-

pay for the officers, ibid. Defects in the American medical

department, p. 314-. Acts of congress, p. 3f7» They receive

the treaties concluded between the king of France and tire United

States, p. 320—address the inhabitants of the United States, p.

322. .The South-Carolinians new model their temporary form

of government, p. 324. The Randolph frigate blown up, p.

325. The Mischianza in'honor of Sir W. Howe, p. 327. The

marquis de la Fayette, with 2500 men, narrowly escapes being;

cut off by the British forces, ibi(L

Letter. XL P. 32S—84S»

The conduct of the French, p. 329. Upon the news of the

Saratoga convention, the American commissioners are received

by the court in their public character, p. 331. Preliminaries of

a treaty are delivered to them, p. 332. The London merchants

raise money for the relief of the American prisoners, ibid. Mi-

nisterial attempts for raising a body of troops by a voluntary

supply from the people, p. 333. The treaties between France

and the United States are signed, p. 335. Lord North's conci-

liatory propositions, p. 336. General Gates's letter to the eatjfc

of Thanet, p. 337. The French rescript informing the British

court of the treaty between France and the United States, and

the same laid before the house of commons, p. 338.. The

American commissioners have a public audience of the French

king, p. 339. Lord Chatham seized with a fainting, while en-

gaged in speaking against the acknowledgment of American

independence, p. 340. Count d'Estaing sails from Toulon, p.

341. An act passed for relieving the papists, ibid. Admiral

Keppel sails on a cruise off Ushant, p. 342.


Letter XII. P. 343—350.

Accounts of admiral Keppel, p. 343. He engages the French fleet under count d'Orviliiers, p. 347—returns to Plymouth, p. 348.

Letter XIII. P. 350—397.

The British commissioners for restoring peace arrive at Philadelphia, p. 351. The British army under Sir Henry Clinton evacuate that city, p. 352. The American army pursue them, p. 354. Sir H. Clinton changes the disposition of his troops, p. 355. General Lee, with the advanced American corps, ordered to fall upon the rear of the British, p. 356. Some firing between them, p. 359. Lee's • corps retreat, p. 360. Washington meets the troops, and orders them to make a stand, p. 361. The British are checked, p. 363 and at length compelled to give way, ibid. They arrive at Sandy-Hook, p. 364. General Lee has charges exhibited against him, and is tried, p. 365. Lord Howe arrives at Sandy-Hook with the fleet from Philadelphia, p. 367. Count d'Estaing's fleet anchors without the Hook, p. 368. The count sails for Newport, p. 369. General Sullivan, with a body of Americans, crosses over to Rhode-Island, p. 371. A violent storm prevents an engagement between lord Howe and count d'Estaing, ibid. The French decline prosecuting the expedition against Newport, p.

372. Sullivan's troops engage the British, p. 373 and then

retreat from off the island, p. 375. The British expedition against Bedford, p. 376. Governor Johnstone's attempts to corrupt certain members of congress, p. 377. Congress resolve to hold no intercourse with him, ibid. The British commissioners appeal to the people, p. 378—publish a valedictory manifesto and proclamation, p. 379. Acts of congress, p. 381. Mr. Gerard, the French plenipotentiary, has a public audience, p. 381. The choice of Dr. Franklin, by congress, for their minister plenipotentiary at the court of France, and their instructions to him, p. 382. The Indian expeditions against the Connecticut settlers at Wyoming, p. 385. C°lonel Clarke's expedition into the Indian country, p. 390. The British expedition to Egg-harbour, p. 391. Quarrels between the Americans and French at Charleston, in South-Carolina, and at Boston, p. 393. Count d'Estaing and his officers entertained at Boston, ibid—he sails from thence, p. 395. President Laurens's letter to governor Houston, p. 397.


Letter XIV. P. 396—417.

• The American colonel Butler's expedition, p. 396. The

British coionel Butler's expedition to Cherry-Valley, p. 398.—

Two Quakers executed tor high treason against the common-

wealth of Pennsylvania, ibid. The plan tor reducing Canada

tonsideredand laid aside, p. 399. The British operations against

Georgia, p. 400. Mr. Silas Deane and congress, p. 403. Mr.

Payne addresses him under-the-signature of Common Sense, p.

405. Mr. Gerard aJarmed by the publications ; and the resolves

of congress concerning them, p. 40<3. The affairs of the United

.States in a deplorable condition, p. 408. The committee of con-

gress report telecommunication of Mr. Gerard, p. 40ii. Thecount

de Vereennes'policy, p. 410. Gen. Lincoln sent to South-Caro-

lina, ifoiL.-proceeds toGeorgia, p.411. The South-Carolina tories

routed, p. 412. General Iy,\\c surprised and defeated, p. 414.

A,number of loyal refugees at New-York unbodied, p. 410".—
Dominica taken by the French, ifyd.

Letter XV. P. 418—426.

Admiral Keppel tried and honorably acquitted, p. 418. Sir

Hugh Palliser tried and acquitted, p. 419. Admiral Harrington

.with a body of British troops engaged in an expedition against

St. Lucie, and takes it, notwithstanding count d'Estaing's efforts

to save it, p. 240. Riots at Glasgow and Edinburgh, p. 423.

The British cruisers seize Dutch vessels, p. 424. Gen. Munro

takes Pondicherry, p. 426.

Letter XVI. P. 427—448.

Upon gen. Lincoln's marching far up the Savannah, general

Prevost enters South-Carolina, and pushes for Charlestown, p.

427—he retreats from before the place, p. 429. Lincoln attacks

a part of the British army at Stono-Ferry, p. 430. General

Marthew makes a descent on Virginia, p. 431. Sir Henry Clin-

ton takes Stoney-Point, p. 432. Colonel Clarke's expedition

against lieut. gov. Hamilton of Detroit, p. 433. Gov. Tryon's

expedition against New-Haven, Fairfield and Nonvalk, p. 434.

General Wayne re-takes Stoney-Point, p. 436. Acts of congress,

p. 438. The minister of France has a conference with congress,

p. 439. Major Lee's expedition against the British post at Powle's

Hook, p. 4*6. St. Vincents taken by the French, p. 447.

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