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LETTER IV. P. 116-127.

Accounts of admiral Keppel, p. 116. He engages the French
fleet under count d'Orvilliers, p. 122-returns to Plymouth,
p. 125• . LETTER V. P. 127–203.

The British commissioners for restoring peace arrive at Phi-

ladelphia, p. 129. The British army under Sir Henry Clinton

evacuate that city, p. 131. The American army pursue them,

p. 133. Sir H. Clinton changes the disposition of his troops,

p. 135. General Lee, with the advanced American corps, or-

dered to fall upon the rear of the British, p. 136. Some firing

between them, p. 141. Lee's corps retreats, p. 144. Wah-

ington meets the troops, and orders them to make a stand, p.

146. The British are checked, p. 147--and at length com-

pelled to give way, p. 148. They arrive at Sandy Hook, p. 150.

General Lee has charges exhibited against him, and is tried, p.

151. Lord Howe arrives at Sandy Hook with the fleet from Phim

ladelphia, p. 154. Count d'Estaing's fleet anchors without the
Hook, p. 155. The count sails for Newport, p. 156. Gene-
ral Sullivan, with a body of Americans, crosses over to Rhode
Island, p. 150. A violent storm prevents an engagement be..

tween lord Howe and count d'Estaing, p. 160. The French

decline proiecuting the expedition against Newport, p. 162.

Sullivan's troops engage the British, p. 165-and then retreat

from off the island, p. 168. The British expedition against

Bedford, p. 169. Governor Johnstone's attempts to corrupt

certain members of congress, p. 171. Congress resolve to hold
no intercourse with him, p. 172. The British commissioners
appeal to the people, p. 173-publish a valedictory manifelio
and proclamation, p. 174. Acts of congress, p. 177. Mr.

Gerard, the French plenipotentiary, has a public audience, p.
3.178. The choice of Dr. Franklin by congress for their mini-

ster plenipotentiary at the court of France, and their instructions
to him, p. 179. The Indian expeditions against the Connecticut
settlers at Wyoming, p. 185. Colonel Clarke's expedition into
the Indian country, p. 191. The British expedition to Egg
harbour, p. 193. Quarrels beiween the Americans and French

Helphia, p. love arrives exhibited arrive at end at len

at Charlestown, in South Carolina, and at Boston, p. 197. Count

d'Estaing and his officers entertained at Boston, p. 198~he fails

from thence, p. 200. President Laurens's letter to governor

Houston, p. 203.

LETTER VI. P. 204-238.

The American colonel Butler's expedition, p. 204. The

British colonel Butler's expedition to Cherry Valley, p. 207.

Two quakers executed for high treason against the common-
wealth of Pennsylvania, p. 207. The plan for reducing Canada
confidered and laid aside, p. 209. The British operations against
Georgia, p. 211. Mr. Silas Deane and congress, p. 216. Mr.
Payne addresses him under the signature of Common Sense, p.

218. Mr. Gerard alarmed by the publications; and the resolves

of congress concerning them, p. 221. The affairs of the United

States in a deplorable condition, p. 223. The committee of

congress report the communications of Mr. Gerard, p. 225.

The count de Vergennes's policy, p. 226. General Lincoln sent
to South Carolina, p. 228-proceeds to Georgia, p. 229. The
South Carolina tories routed, p. 231. General Ajme surprised

and defeated, p. 233. A number of loyal refugees at New

York imbody, p. 236. Dominica taken by the French, p. 237.

against the British post at Powle's Hook, p. 283. St. Vincent taken by the French, p. 286.

2.88.fecretary, P.2 British CoaByron engages pea

LETTER IX. . P. 287–304. The French feet fails from Brest and joins the Spanish, p. 288. The Spanish ambassador prelents a manifesto to the Bri. til secretary, p. 289. The combined fleets steer for Plymouth, p. 291--abandon the British coafts, p. 292. Grenada taken by the French, p. 293. Admiral Byron engages count d'Estaing, p. 295. Captain Paul Jones engages capt. Pearson, p. 297. Sir foreph Yorke presents a memorial to their High Mightinejlés, p. 300. The state of Ireland, p. 302. Gibraltar invested, p. 304.

LETTER X. P. 304–339. The expedition from Bofion against the British post at Penobfcot, p. 305. General Sullivan's expedition against the Indians, p. 307. Indian and American expeditions, against each other, p. 312. The Spanish governor of Louisiana recognizes American independency, and marches against the British settlements on the Millilippi, p. 314. Congress conclude upon an ultimatum, and write to Dr. Franklin, p. 315. Mr. Gerard's private audience of congress, p. 319. Congress choose Mr. Jay for their minister at the court of Madrid, and Mr. John Adams for their minister to negotiate a treaty of peace, and a treaty of commerce with Great Britain, p. 321-they address a long letter to their constituents on their finances, p. 322. Count d'Estaing fails from the West Indies for the American continent, p. 325 fummons Savannah to surrender, p. 327. He and general Lincoln are repulled in an attack upon the town, p. 330. Congress resolve to erect a monument to the memory of count Pklaki, p. 332. The British evacuate Rhode Ifand, p. 333. The communications of the French minister to congress, p. 335.

the when their 321mace, and in Alans for

LETTER XI. P. 339—400. Congress's answer to the communications of the minister of France, p. 339. The second conference of the minister of France, p. 342. The distress of IV ashington's army for want of bread, p. 341. Sir H. Clinton's expedition to South Carolina, p. 346. 'I he British open, their batteries against Charlestown, p. 351. Colonels Tarleton and Webster defeat the American horie, p, 352, 355. General Lincoln Turrenders Charlestown, p. 358.' Turleton defeats colonel Buford, p. 360. The diftrefled lituation of the American coinmander in chief, p. 362. An unusual darkness in the New England states, p. 365. A large budy of the royal troops cross from Staien and to Elizabeth


fown, p. 368. Mrs. Caldwell killed, p. 369. The troops leave Elizabeth-town and march to Springfield, p. 372–then stopped by general Greene, p. 373-burn Springfield and return to Sta. ten Isand, idem. The efforts of the Philadelphia gentlemen and ladies to relieve Washington's army, p. 375. The preamble of the Pennsylvania act against slavery, p. 377. A French fleet, with troops, arrive at Newport, p. 379. The affairs of South Carolina, p. 382. Lord Cornwallis left in command at Charles town, p. 385. Colonel Sumpter, being chosen by a party of South Carolina exiles to lead them, returns with them into the ftate, and takes the field against the victorious British, p. 387. Congress unanimously resolve, that general Gates should take the command of the southern department, p. 391. He joins the troops, marches, and encamps on the road to Camden, p. 392. Justice Pendleton's letter to lord Cornwallis, p. 393. Congress resolve on destroying all the old paper emission, and on adopting a new emission, p. 394. The Massachusetts convention agree upon a constitution for the commonwealth, p. 396. Their general court incorporate a society, by the name of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, p. 398.

Letter XII. P. 400—427. The affairs of Ireland, p. 400. Captain Fielding not being allowed to examine the Dutch ships under the convoy of counc Byland, employs force, p. 401. The armed neutrality, p. 403. Sir George Rodney engages and defeats the Spanish fleet under Don Langara, p. 407. Don Galvez's expedition against Mabille, p. 409. Sir George Rodney engages count de Guichen, p. 411.. County petitions for the redress of grievances, p. 413. The house of commons vote in favor of redressing the same, p. 415. All hopes of obtaining redress from that house are at an end, p. 416. Lord George Gordon, the protestant association, and the subsequent convulsions, p. 4174-his lordship conducted to the Tower, p. 424. An eventual treaty between the States of Holland and the United States of America, figned by the direction of Mr. Van Berckel, p. 426.

LETTER XIII. P. 427-499. The military operations in South Carolina, p. 427. General Gates takes the direct route to Camden, p. 430-joins the mic litia under general Caswell, p. 432--conducts his army to Clermont, p. 433-marches on toward Camden, p. 436-is unexpectedly met by lord Cornwallis at the head of the British troops, and is defeated by him, p. 437. Baron de Kalb mortally wounded, p. 443. Tarleton defeats Sumptery p. 447. The relics of


the American army retreat to Salisbury, p. 448—are ordered to Hillsborough, p. 450. Cornwallis's orders relative to the treatment of South Carolina, p. 451. A number of the citizens of Charlestown, prisoners under the capitulation, sent to St. Auguftine, p. 452. General Marion's exertions against the British adherents, p. 454. The arrangement of the broken American troops, p. 459. Major Ferguson ordered to manoeuvre through the northern parts of South Carolina, and then to join lord Corn. wallis at Charlotte, p. 462--is pursued, defeated and sain, p. 463. His lordship's letter to general Smallwood, p. 467. Gates's troops march to Salisbury, p. 469. Sumpter defeats major Weyms ; is afterward attacked by Tarleton, whom he also defeats, p. 471. Gates moves his head quarters to Charlotte, and there furrenders the army into general Greene's hands, p. 472. Lieut. colonel Washington takes the British post at Clermont by stratagem, p. 474. The congress resolve respecting Gates, p. 474. Acts of congress, p. 476. General Washington's difficulties, p. 478—he meets count de Rochambeau and admiral Ternay at Hartford. p. 480. The scheme for delivering Weft Point into the hands of Sir H. Clinton discovered, idem. Major Andre taken, while on his way to New York, p. 482. Arnold, upon receiving information of it, hastens on board the Vulture British floop of war, p. 484. Andre adjudged to be considered as a spy, p. 487--and dies as such, universally efteemed and regretted, p. 488. Washington's thoughts on the whole affair, p. 490. Sir H. Clinton sends troops to Virginia, p. 491. A general exchange of prisoners settled by the British and American generals, Phillips and Lincoln, p. 492. The refolye of congress relative to the three militia men, who took Andre, p. 493. Major Tallmadge's expedition to Long Isand, idem. Congress determine on having a permanent army, p. 494-take into serious consideration the absolute necessity of a large and immediate foreign aid of money, p. 495. The doo nations of the daughters of liberty in Philadelphia and the neighbourhood, to the American soldiers, p. 496. The Massachusetts begin their government agreeable to the new constitution, and John Hancock esq; is declared to have been elected governor, p. 498. Admiral Ternay dies at Newport, p. 499.

ERRATA beside those at the End of the Volume.

Page 361, line 12, read were- last line read straits. P. 365, last line

and first of 366, read on the special business of examining the con, ftitution agreed upon by the Massachusetts convention. P. 407, lalt line, read and two which had suffered less, into Cadiz.

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