History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the Continent [to 1789], Volume 5

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Contents

Danger from the Savages 48 Stuart the Indian Agent 48 Gage and
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porary Popular Government 55 Character of Caswell 55 Hooper proposes
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Barringtons Hesitation 57 Ministers supersede Gage 58 Hano
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CHAPTER XLVIII
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for every Party 71 Impartiality with regard to Men wins General Sympathy
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The King and the East India Company 77 Advice of Hutchinson
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Proclamation in America 82 Opinion of the Wife of John Adams 82 Mas
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tude of George III 89 One Person sent to the Tower 89 Loyal Addresses
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Gunning applies for Troops to Panin 94 Misinterprets
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look for Support to German Princes 106 The Ministry not Popular in Eng
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CHAPTER LII
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He is put in Irons and sent to England 119 Montgomery in Want of Good
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Their Progress 125 Enos deserts 125 They reach the Portage 125
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Carleton orders off all the Doubtful 129 His Means of Defence 130 Mont
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Montgomery 137 His Character 137 Grief at his Death 137
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Its Importance 142 Distress of the Army for Want of Supplies 142
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resolve to take it 148 They approach the Great Bridge 149 Dunmore
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His Difficulties 155 His Opinion in Favor of Independence
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ginia Convention 161 Muhlenberg and his Regiment 161 The Restrictive
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StatesGeneral divided 168 Opinion of Van der Capellen 168
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Numbers furnished by Brunswick 172 Future Life of Ferdinand 172 Fau
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Overture of the Elector of Bavaria 179 Debate in the Commons on the Trea
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General Confidence in his Military Abilities 186 The City reviled 187
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Caswell joins Lillington 191 Caswells Force 191 Attack of the Loyal
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Expectations of the Ministry 197 Consternation of the British in Boston
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His Thrift 207 His Anger 208 His Love of Liberty 208 His Con
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on Ways and Means 213 Druminonds Intrigues 213 Silas Deanes Char
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agrees with Vergennes 230 Grimaldis Promises to share the Expense of
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of Rutledge to them 237 His Advice 237 His Justification of the
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Design against Connecticut and Rhode Island 244 Unconditional Submission
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ruption of Europe 247 The Age worships Humanity 247 Refuses to look
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CHAPTER LXIV
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Turgot dismissed from Office 246 De Clugny 246 Effect
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Resolution for Independence reported 257 And adopted 258 How it
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adopt the New Instructions 267 Great Debate in Congress 267 The Oppo
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North Carolina Regiments 274 Orders of Lee 274 Armstrong at Haddrells
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ingtons Equanimity 319 Reeds Despondency 319 Enthusiasm of Congress
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The Passage stricken out 325 SlaveTrade branded as
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The Declaration formed a Government 331 War no more a Civil War
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Declaration of Maryland 335 Independence in Philadelphia
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Retaining a Trade no Ground for a War 344 Disappointment of Lord Howe
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Chase moves to count only White Inhabitants 349 Debate
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CHAPTER III
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King of France 361 Danger from a Preference of Peace 361 Effect of this
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posts of New York 367 Condition of the American Army 367 Opinion
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Council of War inefficient 369 Governor of Connecticut 369 Rising
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Character of General Howe 383 Delancey and Woodhull
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Washington represents to Congress the Condition of his Army
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CHAPTER VII
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Jefferson declines 410 Arthur Lee appointed 410 The American
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laration of Independence unites England 416 Speech of Cavendish 416
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His Skill in Attack 421 Fox not a Great Man 421 His Failure as an His
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attack East Florida 428 His March 428 He wastes his Troops 429 Goes
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Clamors for a Separate Army 436 Division in Pennsylvania
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Confidence of Congress 439 Of Greene 439 Of Lee 439 Movement
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CHAPTER XI
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Laurel Hill captured 452 Feeble Movement of Lord Percy 452 Retreat
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CHAPTER XIII
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an End 472 He asks for More Power 472 He remonstrates with Congress
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Washington carries out his Plan 480 His Men and his Officers 480 The Mari
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Approaches of the British Army 38+ Necessity of a Retreat 385 Measures
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Motion by Samuel Adams 486 Letters from Washington 486 Measures
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Washington at Princeton 493 Battle of Princeton 493 Mercer wounded
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CHAPTER XV
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of electing the Governor 507 Property Qualification 507 Period of Service
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The Free Black in New York 512 Influence of Protestantism on Freedom
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The Friends of Choiseul 521 Interview of Fox with Franklin 521 Ameri
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Vergennes evades Reclamations 529 His Policy the Policy of an Enemy
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Spain unprepared for War 535 Ruined by Monopoly 535 Without
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Margrave of Anspach 541 Feeling of the People of Ger
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