History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent, Nide 9

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Little, Brown, 1866

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eral orders 80 Fort Washington on the Hudson 81 Defences of
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The battle of skirmishes 90 The Hessians move up the ridge
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CHAPTER V
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Blunder of Mimin 104 Remedied by Washington
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The city of New York must be abandoned 110 Sullivans recep
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The declaration of independence unites England 141 Speech of Cave
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York must be evacuated 114 His plea to congress 114 He explains
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Washingtons conduct on the day 122 Character of Gordon as an his
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CHAPTER 11
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Strength of the American position 128 Declaration of the Howes
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American privateers 134 Army regulations adopted 135 Condition
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Fox applauded by Gibbon and Burke 144 Unsat
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Mercilessness of Germain 152 Carletons plan of cam
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Lees character as a commander 168 His insincerity 169
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Confidence of John Adams 173 British ships ascend the Hudson
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Greenes elation 180 He finds fault with Washington 180 Howe
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WASHINGTONS RETREAT THROUGH THE JERSEYS November 17
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Putnam crosses into the Jerseys 186 Instructions to Lee 186 Wash
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Cornwallis in New Jersey 194 Greenes neglect of orders 194
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Submission of Tucker 199 Of Galloway 199 Hesitation of John
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Refuses to join Washington 206 His contest with Heath 206
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Opinions of Samuel Adams 214 Orders of Putnam 214 The Quak
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Secures all the boats 219 Proposes reform in the army 219
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Washingtons watchword 224 Washingtons plan of attack 224
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ton entered on both sides 233 Conduct of Rall 233 Ralls mistakes
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Measures adopted 238 Washington not appointed dictator 238
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The morning at Trenton 250 Washington turns towards
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Washington
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statesmen became republicans 260 Governments formed for the several
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advice rejected 325 Employment of Indians 325 Letter of Tryon
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Their reply 332 Demand for reënforcements 332 Reply
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Merit of Kosciuszko 337 Greene at Philadelphia 337 Helplessness
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CHAPTER XX
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Arnold 347 Retreat of the British 347 They reëmbark 348 Con
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He defends himself 353 Howe returns to Bruns
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Vermont declares independence 360 Its independence opposed by con
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CHAPTER XXII
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The British at Fort Ann 370 A thanksgiving 370 Carleton
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to the council of New York 375 Schuyler despondent 375 Expects
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Honors to Herkimer 381 Character of the Indian allies 381
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marches through Philadelphia 393 Encamps beyond Wilmington 393
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Final encounter 399 Washingtons army at Chester 399 Losses
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CHAPTER XXIV
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Small losses of the Americans 411 Loss of the British 411 Bur
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Capitulation 420 Amount of his losses 420 Causes of the
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Loss of the American frigate 423 Billingsport deserted
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talions with Cornwallis 428 Washington retreats 428 Why victory
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CHAPTER XXVI
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Congress has no power to levy taxes 441 Postoffice 441 Import
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northwest of the Ohio 443 Jealousy of military power 443 Effect
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tion a contradiction 450 Elements of union 450 Nationality 451
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Conways discontent 455 Letter of Reed 455 Conduct of Wilkin
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Incompetency of Gates 463 Washington suffers exquisite pain
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His enemies shrink back 464 Gates 464 Mimin 484 Con
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gress for separatism 470 Washington for union 470 Congress jealous
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advice of George 478 His penitence in his old age 478 Burgoynes
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Will risk his crown 487 Conway for treating with Frank
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esteemed by the best men in England 493 Position of the king
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Sivu 186 - If we cannot prevent vessels from passing up, and the enemy are possessed of the surrounding country, what valuable purpose can it answer to attempt to hold a post from which the expected benefit cannot be had ? I am therefore inclined to think that it will not be prudent to hazard the men and stores at Mount Washington ; but, as you are on the spot, I leave it to you to give such orders as to evacTOL. T. — 7 uating Mount Washington as you may judge best, and so far revoking the order given to...
Sivu 460 - I can assure those gentlemen, that it is a much easier and less distressing thing to draw remonstrances in a comfortable room by a good fireside, than to occupy a cold bleak hill, and sleep under frost and snow, without clothes or blankets.
Sivu 145 - Cavendish, on the sixth, moved that the house should resolve itself into a committee to consider of that revisal.
Sivu 479 - The battle had its effect also in France. The Count De Vergennes observed to the American commissioners in Paris on their first interview that nothing struck him so much as General Washington's attacking and giving battle to General Howe's army; that to bring an army raised within a year to this pass promised everything. The effect on the army itself may be judged from letters written at the time by officers to their friends. "Though we gave away a complete victory...
Sivu 461 - Beside spreading disaffection, jealousy and fear among the people, they never fail, even in the most veteran troops, under the most rigid and exact discipline, to raise in the soldiery a disposition to licentiousness, to plunder and robbery, difficult to suppress afterward, and which has proved not only ruinous to the inhabitants, but in many instances to armies themselves.
Sivu 117 - Parliament, namely: that of granting pardons, with such exceptions as the commissioners shall think proper to make, and of declaring America, or any part of it, to be in the king's peace upon .submission...
Sivu 455 - Sir, a letter which I received last night, contained the following paragraph. " In a letter from General Conway to General Gates, he says, ' heaven has been determined to save your country ; or a weak General and bad Counsellors would have ruined it ; I am, sir, &.c.
Sivu 455 - To sum up the whole, I have been a slave to the service; I have undergone more than most men are aware of, to harmonize so many discordant parts; but it will be impossible for me to be of any further service, if such insuperable difficulties are thrown in my way.
Sivu 137 - It becomes evident to me then, that, as this contest is not likely to be the work of a day, as the war must be carried on systematically, and to do it you must have good officers, there are no other possible means to obtain them but by establishing your army upon a permanent footing, and giving your officers good pay.
Sivu 44 - I know your great motive in coming hither was the hope of being instrumental in a reconciliation ; and I believe, when you find that impossible on any terms given you to propose, you will relinquish so odious a command, and return to a more honorable private station.

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