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published, were received immediately from conqdential friends of General Washington, or from gentlemen who in respectable official situations, were members of his family during his military command.

It has been the endeavour of the author to display the character of the man who is the subject of the work, by exhibiting in a connected view his actions and his writings; and he has, as far as possible, made this exhi. bition in the person of General Washington.

He bas not conceived that he was writing for men of erudition, but for the unlettered portion of the commu- . nity; and he has for their benefit more particularly studied simplicity of style. Should he be so happy as to obtain their approbation, he will receive an ample reward of his labour.

He entertains no expectation of acquiring, literary fame by this publication, but he hopes to escape the dis, grace of having written an useless booki

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CHAPTER VI.

Plan formed by Congress and the French Minister for the in-

vasion of Canada and Nova Scotia General Washington's

objections to it-Delinquency of the United States to pre-

pare for the approaching campaign-The exertions of the

General-His Letter on the State of the Nation - The Re-

monstrances of Officers belonging to the New Jersey Bri-

gade to the Legislature of that Statem-Letters of the Com-

mander in Chief on the Subject-Expedition against the

Indians under General Sullivan--He destroys their Towns

-The American Army posted for the defence of the High

Lands on the North River, and for the protection of the

support the War-Supplies apportioned upon the States

Exertions 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 Rocham-

beau lands at Newport with five thousand Men—The Amea'

rican 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 Traitor

He corresponds with Major André-André comes on shore

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