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CHAPTER IV.---Page 84.

Virginia, North and South-Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky,

Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Mississippi, Indiana, Illinois,

Alabama, Michigan, Missouri, Arkansas and Florida.

Episcopacy established in Virginia ; Inquietude of the people; Rebel-

lion of Bacon; he obtains a commission by compulsion; he usurps

the government; he dies, and the rebellion is suppressed; Culpep-

per's administration; William and Mary college; Birth of Washing-

ton; Amidas and Barlow land in Carolina; Reception of them by

the Indians; permanent settlements; Constitution; Constitution of

Locke; Charleston laid out; Insurrection; New seat for Charleston;

Locke's Constitution abandoned; Introduction of rice; Attack on

St. Augustine; Indian war; Charleston attacked; defeat of the

Spanish; War with the Indians; Bank; Another Indian war;

Dissensions; Division into North and South Carolina; Negro in-

surrection; Regulators; Charter of incorporation for Georgia ; Set-

tlement of Savannah; Regulations; Emigrations; slow progress

of population; Unsuccessful attempt to reduce St. Augustine ; Inva-

sion of the Spaniards; Military skill of Oglethorpe; retreat of the

Spanish; The government relinquished to the Crown; prosperity;

Kentucky explored by Colonel Boone; Lexington laid out; dis-

membered from Virgina; made a separate state, and admitted into

the union; Name of Tennessee; failure in first attempting a settle

ment; subsequent success; defeat of the Indians; soil ceded to Con-

gress; admitted an independent state into the union; Settlement of

Ohio by Rufus Putnam; admission into the union; antiquities;

Discovery of Louisiana; failure of the Spanish in attempting to de-

stroy the Missouri settlement; massacre at Natches by the Indians;

destruction of the Natches tribe; the country ceded to Spain,

cession to Great Britain; to France, by the treaty of St. Ildefonso,.

Purchase and possession by the United States.

Commencement of the causes which led to the Revolution; Colonial

Congress; Opposition to the stamp act; Its repeal; Imposition of

new duties by parliament; Opposition of the colonies; Repeal of

the duties, excepting on tea; Affray of March 5th, 1770; Destruc-

tion of tea in Boston; Boston port bill; Meeting of Congress; En-

gagements at Lexington and Concord; Surrender of Ticonderoga

and Crown Point; Battle of Bunker's hill; Washington appointed

commander in chief; He arrives at Cambridge; Surrender of fort

St. Johns, and Montreal; Unsuccessful attack of Quebec; Death of

Montgomery; Burning of Norfolk, by lord Dunmore; Boston evacu-

ated; Declaration of Independence; Engagement on Long-Island,

Retreat from the Island; Forts Washington and Lee surrendered

to the British; General despondency; Capture of the Hessians at

Trenton; Battle of Brandywine; Howe enters Philadelphia; Battle

of Germantown; Battle of Bennington; Surrender of the British

army under Burgoyne; Treaty of Alliance with France; Battle of

Monmouth; Savannah surrendered to the British; Ineffectual at-

tempt to recover Savannah; Stoney Point taken by Wayne; Penob-

scot expedition; Defeat of the Five Nations; Surrender of Charles-

ton to Clinton; Battle of Camden; and of King's Mountain; Trea-

son of Arnold; Fate of Andre; Predatory warfare of Arnold in

Virginia; Battle of Cowpens; Battle of Guilford; Battle of Eutaw

Springs; Surrender of the British army under Cornwallis; New-

London burnt by Arnold; Naval engagement in the West Indies

Commissioners appointed to negotiate a peace; Peace concluded¿

Army disbanded; Washington's resignation.

Incompetency of the National Government; Meeting of deputies

at Annapolis; National Convention to form a new constitution;

Constitution adopted by the states; Washington elected Presi-

dent; Meeting of Congress at New-York; Government organized;

Funding of the national, and assumption of the state debts; Inter-

nal taxes; National Bank; Cause of parties; Indian war; appor-

tionment of Representatives; Defeat of St. Clair by the Indians;

Forces raised; Washington rechosen President; War on the con-

tinent of Europe; Proclamation of neutrality; Arrival of Genet;

His deportment; Democratic societies; Commercial resolutions;

Algerine captures; The building of frigates; Difficulties with En-

gland; Genet recalled; Wayne's victory; Pennsylvania insurrec-

tion; Treaty with England; with Algiers; with the Indians; and

with Spain; Ministers sent to France; Death of Washington; Mr.

Jefferson's administration; Tripolitan war; Burr's conspiracy;

Chesapeak and Leopard; French and British Edicts; Arrange-

ment with Erskine; Mr. Jackson's correspondence; Measures pre-

paratory to a war with Great Britain; Declaration of war; Mob in

Baltimore; Capture of the Guerriere; Hull's surrender; Battle of

Queenston; Capture of the Frolic; the Macedonian; and Java;

Battle at the Raisin; Capture of the Peacock; Battle and taking of

York; Fort Meigs; Loss of the Chesapeak; Victory on Lake Erie ;

Loss of the Essex; Capture of the Epervier; Battle of Chippe-

wa; Possession of Washington by the British; Plunder of Alex-

andria; Fort Erie defended; Naval victory on Lake Champlain ;

Defeat of the British at Plattsburg; Fleets on Lake Ontario; Hart-

ford Convention; Loss of the President; Battle of New-Orleans;

Peace.

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OF THE

HISTORY

OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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CHAPTER I.

First Settlement of Virginia and New-England. Preliminary remarks-Discovery of America-Discovery of the Northern Continent by Cabot-Queen Elizabeth's letters patent to Gilbert and Raleigh-Unsuccessful attempt to settle Virginia-TobaccoGosnold discovers Cape Cod-Settlement at Jamestown, VirginiaCaptain Smith a prisoner-saved by Pocahontas-Chesapeak bay explored-Plot of the Indians; revealed by Pocahontas-Pocahontas seized her marriage-Women sent to Virginia for wives; sold for tobacco-Slavery introduced-Northern voyage of Captain Smith -Unsuccessful attempt to settle New-England-Rev. Mr. Robinson's flock-Settlement at Plymouth-Formed into a body politicIntercourse with the Indians-Deaths of the Company-New arrivals-Settlement at Portsmouth and Dover-at Salem--Massachusetts colony-Arrival of Winthrop Representatives chosenAnn Hutchinson: theological dissensions-Massacre in Virginia by the Indians-Virginia company relinquish to the king.

THE overthrow of ancient dynasties, the establishment of recent, or other most important revolutions in an empire, can have but an inconsiderable effect, compared with the stupendous events that have resulted, and that must hereafter result, from the discovery of America by Columbus.

The consequences of the greatest victories have generally been neither an accession to human happiness, nor an increase of the human race; but rather a diminution of both, or a mere change of masters. Far otherwise in all human probability, must eventually be the bene

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