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RISE, PROGRESS, AND ESTABLISHMENT
United States of America:
AN ACCOUNT OF THE LATE WAR,
AND OF THE
FROM THEIR ORIGIN TO THAT PERIOD.
BY WILLIAM GORDON, D. D.
THE THIRD AMERICAN EDITION.
PRINTED FOR SAMUEL CAMPBELL, NO. 124, PEARL-STREET,
BY JOHN WOODS.
OF THE SEVERAL LETTERS IN VOL. II.
The general voice of the Europeans rather favorable to the
The blockade of Quebec continued, p. 62. The Americans.
cy, ibid. Acts of congress, p. 75. Resolutions respecting independency moved and seconded in congress, p. 77. Mr. Payne's pamphlet stiled Common Sense, p. 78. A scheme for destroying general Washington's army at New-York, p. 79. Sir Peter Parker and general Clinton's design against Charleston, in South-Carolina, p. 80. Pennsylvania and Maryland agree to independence, p. 87. The declaration of independence, ibid.
LETTER IV. P. 93–106
Lord Howe arrives off Staten-Island, and sends a letter to George Washington, esq. p. 94. General Howe lands the royal army on Long-Island, p. 97-surprises and defeats the Americans, p. 98. The Americans conclude upon evacuating the island, p. 101. The wretched state of the armies under generals Washington and Gates, p. 104.
LETTER V. P. 107-149.
Some members of congress have a conference with lord Howe, p. 107. General Washington's distressing situation, p. 108. The Americans evacuate New-York, p. 112. A terrible fire at New-York, p. 113. Great animosities in the American army, ibid. Congress adopt a new code for the government of the army, p. 114. General Howe lands on Frog's-Neck, p. 116. The Americans, by the advice of general Lee, evacuate New-York island, p. 117. The battle of the Brunx, or WhitePlains, p. 119. General Howe advances toward King's-bridge, General Washington crosses the North-River, p. 123. The royal army takes Fort Washington, p. 124. Fort Lee abandoned by general Greene, p. 126. General Washington retreats to Newark, and through the Jerseys, across the Delaware into Pennsylvania, p. 127. General Lee taken, p. 130. A summary of the captures made by general Howe during the campaign, p. 131. General Lee's letter to the French minister, p. 132. The Carolinians engage in a successful war with the Cherokees, p. 133. Acts of congress, p. 137. They appoint commissioners to the court of France, p. 139-agree upon a scheme of a lottery, p. 142. General Gates fixes upon general Arnold to command the American fleet on Lake Champlain, p. 143. Arnold engages the British fleet and is defeated, p. 145. The wind keeps back Sir Guy Carlton from improving his victory, p. 146-his humanity to the American prisoners, p. 148.
LETTER VI. P. 150-178.
The infatuation of the enemy saved the Americans when they retreated across the Delaware, p. 150. General Washington