History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent: The American revolution, v.3

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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 Mifflin 104 Remedied by Washington
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The city of New York must be abandoned 110 Sullivans recep
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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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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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The declaration of independence unites England 141 Speech of Cave
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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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Sovereignty of the people 258 Confidence of the Amer
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Finances of the United States 323 Finances of Eng
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Their reply 332 Demand for reënforcements 332 Reply
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of congress 338 Interference in Philadelphia 338 Clinton on
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CHAPTER XX
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Howe and Lord North 350 Howes dilatoriness 351 Washington
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Toryism in Philadelphia 357 Congress celebrates the fourth
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His speech 363 His regulations about scalping 364 Answer of
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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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CHAPTER XXIII
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marches through Philadelphia 393 Encamps beyond Wilmington 393
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Negro slaves side with the British 401 Washington
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tice Jay 406 Gates at Stillwater 406 His strength 407 His char
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Kingston burned down 414 Perplexity of Burgoyne 414 Gates
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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
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Conways discontent 455 Letter of Reed 455 Conduct of Wilkin
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His enemies shrink back 464 Gates 464 Mifflin 464 Con
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CHAPTER XXVIII
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advice of George 478 His penitence in his old age 478 Burgoynes
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Effect of his speech on the commons 484 Hartleys attempt with
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His moral greatness 491 His manners 491 He wins universal
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esteemed by the best men in England 493 Position of the king
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Sivu 462 - SIR: — I find myself just able to hold the pen during a few minutes, and take this opportunity of expressing my sincere grief for having done, written, or said anything disagreeable to your Excellency. My career will soon be over, therefore justice and truth prompt me to declare my last sentiments. You are in my eyes the great and good man. May you long enjoy the love, veneration, and esteem of these States, whose liberties you have asserted by your virtues.
Sivu 475 - If I were an American as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms — never, never, never!
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