History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the Continent [to 1789], Volumen5

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Committee of congress appointed to meet Lord Howe
41
Joint declaration of Lord Howe and his brother
47
CHAPTER IV
53
Strife for mastery on Lake Champlain
59
Lee is called to the North The Cherokees engage in war
62
Single legislative assembly disapproved of
68
The result of the campaign thus far
74
Loss of both parties
80
He proposes a complete reform in the army
83
His defiant conduct and orders
86
Two houses except in Pennsylvania and Georgia How elected
116
Public worship in the several states
122
American commissioners wait on Wergennes The Count de Aranda
128
American privateers Demands of England Wergennes answers
134
The people of Germany Frederic of Prussia Court of Vienna
140
Lees treason What was thought of him in Europe
146
Meigs at Sag Harbor Wengeful orders of Germain
152
Diversion by way of Lake Ontario Burgoyne meets a congress of Indians
158
Heroic conduct and death of Francis Error of Carleton
164
Advance of Arnold and flight of Indians and SaintLeger
170
Strength of his army
175
Howe crosses the Schuylkill The British take Philadelphia
181
Burgoyne holds a council of war and offers battle
187
Amount of his losses Daniel Morgan
191
Congress and the commissioners 273
195
Howe resigns Gates and congress fail in duty
197
The distribution of quotas New Jersey on regulation of commerce
203
His second advance He still fears to attack Returns to Philadelphia
210
Conduct of Washington His enemies shrink back from their purpose
216
Burgoynes troops detained Gist Heroism of Biddle
222
Switzerland The republic of the Netherlands
230
His reasoning on monarchy and republicanism
236
His reproof of the theft of Arthur Lees papers
240
Conditions of the treaties between France and the United States
246
His friends in England
253
ſontrast between the French literature and the Spanish
259
The contest of opinions in the French cabinet
265
Farewell festival to General Howe
269
Washington pursues the British army
274
Defeat of the men of Wyoming Trials for treason
280
Failure of the plan to recover Rhode Island
286
Loanoffice certificates paid by drafts on commissioners at Paris Trade blighted
292
Thirteen sovereignties Washington pleads for American union
298
Policy of Denmark George III offers Russia an alliance
351
GREAT BRITAIN MAKES WAR ON Tlie NETIIERLANDS
357
He prepares for the capture of St Eustatius
363
Capture of Savannah Lincoln takes the command in the south
367
The attempt to take Savannah by storm fails
373
Clinton compels South Carolina to persevere for independence
379
Congress sends Gates to the southern command His relation to congress 884
385
the WAR IN THE SOUTH CORNWALLIS AND THE PEOPLE OF
391
Cornwallis sequesters even debts due to patriots
395
Retreat of Cornwallis The victories and clemency of Marion
401
Antagonism of Virginia and New England
407
Slavery in South Carolina and Georgia In Massachusetts
413
Decision of its supreme judicial court
419
Clinton gives up offensive operations
425
André consummates the bargain with Arnold
432
The reward of Andrés captors
438
The criticism and judgment of Washington
444
Wain efforts of congress for reform and revenue
450
Earnest appeal of Washington to Virginia statesmen
456
Disaffection in the Spanish colonies
462
John Adams as sole negotiator of peace
463
The fall of Necker Raynals history
469
The emancipation of the commerce of Ireland
475
Morgan prepares for battle
482
CHAPTER III
489
Cornwallis pursued by Greene retreats to Wilmington
495
He occupies Hobkirks Hill near Camden
498
The British retreat to Charleston
504
Cornwallis sends out two expeditions
510
European influence on the war 336
512
March of the joint army to the southward
516
Cornwallis surrenders his army as prisoners of war
522
The Dutch republic recognises American independence
528
Rockingham and his friends accept power
533
Franklin presents Grenville to Vergennes
539
CHAPTER VI
545
How Oswalds commission was received by Franklin and Jay
551
The financial policy of Morris
557
Vergennes willing to repress the United States
563
Jay capitulates and attempts to negotiate directly with Shelburne
567
Progress of the peace negotiation
573
John Adams claims the right of fishing near the coast
579
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