Imágenes de página
PDF
ePub

LETTER III. P. 67-80.

The attempt of the baron de Rullecourt on the Isle of Jersey
frustrated by major Pierson, p. 68. Lord George Gordon tried

and acquitted, p. 70. Gibraltar relieved by the British fleet

under admiral Darby, p. 71. The Spaniards commence a

heavy fire upon the fortress, which is returned, p. 73. Sir

George Rodney and general Vaughan take St. Eufatia, St. Mar-

tin, and Saba, p. 74. The property in Statia confiscated, and

many of the inhabitants reduced to penury and transported to

St. Kitt's, p. 76. Demarara and Isequibo surrender, p. 78.

LETTER IV.

P. 80–147

General Greene leaves North Carolina and Diarches toward

Camden, p. 80-is defeated by lord Rawdon at Hobkirk's hill,

p. 83—his letter to Rawdon, p. 86--to governor Reed of Penn-

sylvania, p. 87. Lord Rawdon evacuates Camden, p. 89. The

British posts are taken by the Americans in quick succession,

idem. Greene marches against the garrison at Ninety Six, p. 92

-is obliged to abandon the siege, and is pursued by Rawdon,

p. 96. He pursues his lordship and offers him battle, idem.

Greene's letter concerning Gates, p. 98. The miseries attend-

ing the war in South Carolina, p. 99. Extracts from letters.of

lord George Germaine, p. 100. The affair of colonel Hayne,

who is executed by the joint order of lord Rawdon and colonel

Balfour, p. 102. The operations in Virginia under generals

Phillips and Arnold, p. 107. The marquis de la Fayette makes

a rapid march from Baltimore to Richmond, p. 109.

Lord

Cornwallis joins the British in Virginia, p. 111~is disconcerted

in his attempts to crush the maiquis, p. 112. The marquis

joined by the Pennsylvania line under general Wayne, p. 115.

His lordíhip commences a retrograde movement, p. 116.

Wayne attacks his lordship, and extricates himself by means of

it, p. 117. General Washington's army in want of provision,

p. 119.

Count de Barras arrives at Boston to take the com-

mand of the French fquadron at Newport, p. 120. Washington
meets Rochambeau at Weathersfield, idem. Washington's letters

intercepted and conveyed to New York, p. 122. The French

troops join the Americans under Wajiington, p. 123. The

plan of operations changed, and the allied troops march for

Philadelphia, p. 126. The behaviour of the French troops

while at Newport, and on their march to join general Washing-

ton, p. 128. Don Galvez completes the conquest of West

Florida, p. 129. Sir Samuel Hood and count de Graffe engage,

p. 132. Tobago taken by the French, p. 133- A subscription

for a loan opened by congress for the support of the South Caro-
linians and Georgians driven from their country by the enemy, p.

linians

LETTER VI. P. 163–212

Acts of congress, p. 163. General Greene demands from
the British commanders, the reasons for the execution of Hayne,

Balfour's answer, and Greene's reply, p. 165. Greene engages

lieut. colonel Stewart at the Eutaw Springs, p. 168. Stewart

abandons the Eutaw, p. 170. Governor Rutledge retaliates

for Balfour's conduct, p. 172. A spirit of mutiny among

Greene's troops, p. 1734his letter to general Gould, p. 174.

He marches toward Dorchester, and by his maneuvres induces

the British garrison to abandon the place, p. 176. General

Pickens's expedition against the Cherokees, p. 177. 'Arnold's

enterprise against New London, p. 178. De Barras fails from

Rhode Isand, p. 181. Sir Samuel Hood arrives at Sandy Hook,

p. 181. De Grase arrives in the Chesapeak, and engages admi-

ral Graves, p. 182. De Barras arrives in the Chesapeak, p. 184.

Lord Cornwallis repairs to York Town and Gloucester, p. 185.

The allied troops arrive at the Head of Elk, p. 186–join the

troops under the marquis de la Fayette, p. 187-march and

inveit York Town, p. 188. Washington's letter to de Grasse,

p. 189. The trenches-opened by the combined armies before

York Town, p. 191. A capitulation settled, and the posts of

York Town and Gloucester surrendered, p. 195. The British

feet and army destined for the relief of lord Cornwallis arrive

off Chesapeak after his surrender, and therefore return, p. 198.

De Gralle fails for the West Indies

, p. 199. Acts of congress

on their hearing of the reduction of the British army, p. 200,

They

[ocr errors]
[merged small][ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

LETTER X.

whole

[ocr errors]

whole affair referred to congress, p. 289. Captain Afgill liberated, p. 290.

The neceffity of peace for the United States of America, p. 291. The New York loyalists in the greatest confusion on hearing of the negotiations for peace, p. 295. Acts of congress, p. 297. General Wayne's operations in Georgia, p. 298. Savannah evacuated by the British, p. 301. General Lepie sends out parties from Charlestown to procure provisions, p. 302 Lieut. colonel Laurens mortally wounded in opposing one of the parties, p. 303. Charlestown evacuated by the British, p. 305. The death and character of general Lee, p. 306. An account of the Moravian Indians, and the massacre of many of them by a number of Americans, p. 308. The Indians defeat colonel Crawford and his party, and put numbers of them to death, p. 312. Honorary badges of distinction established by general TV ashington, p. 312. The French troops march to Boston, and from thence are conveyed by the French Aeet to the West Indies, p. 313. LETTER XI.

P. 316-343. The hostile preparations of the Spaniards for the reduction of Gibraltar, p. 316. The grand attack upon the fortress, p. 324. Lord Howe relieves the garrison and returns home, p. 329. The negotiations for peace carrying on at Paris, p. 331. A treaty of amity and commerce between Holland and the United States, p. 332. Copy of a letter to count de Vergennes, p: 333. ; Mr. Jay's apprehensions as to the intentions of the French court, p. 336. The negotiations continued, and provisional articles signed between the American and British commissioners, p. 339. The loss of British men of war by a storm, p. 342.

LETTER XII. P. 343–352. Mr. Dana's application to the Russian minister at Peterfburgh, p. 343. East India news, p. 344. Debates in the British parliament upon the preliminary articles of peace, p. 348. The definitive treaties signed, p. 349. Air balloons, P: 351. LETTER XIII. P.

353-371. The address of the American officers to congress, p. 353 The design of throwing the American army into a paroxysm of rage prevented, p. 354. Congress receive the account of a general peace, p. 359. The provisional articles, p. 360. A conference between general Washington and Sir Guy Carleton, p. 367. The general addresses a circular letter to the governors and presidents of the United States, p. 370.

LET

[merged small][ocr errors]

LETTER XIV.

P. 372-419. A mutiny among the American soldiers at Philadelphia, p. 372. An equestrian statue of general Washington to be erected, p. 374.. The general waits upon congress, p. 375. The treaty of amity and commerce between Sweden and the United States, p. 376. A deputation of quakers wait upon congress, p. 377. Acts of congress, p. 378. The Dutch ambassador has a public audience, p. 379. General Washington's farewell orders to the armies of the United States, p. 380. Sir Guy Carleton receives his final orders for evacuating New York, p. 381. The city evacuated, p. 383. General Washington takes his leave of the continental officers, idem.-delivers in his accounts to the American comptroller, p. 385-arrives at Annapolis, and resigns his commission, p. 386. The definitive treaty between Great Britain and the United States received by congress, p. 391. The Society of the Cincinnati, p. 393. Encroachments upon liberty by the Masachusetts people and general court, p. 398. Certain particulars relating to the war, p. 402. Some Itrictures respecting his excellency George Washington, and the honorable Nathaniel Greene, p. 405. Some account of the respective constitutions of the United States, p. 408.

APPENDIX.

Extracts from the Virginia act for establishing religious freedom, p. 419. The Constitution of the United States of America, p. 422.

ERRATA beside those at the End of the Volume.

Page 14, line 20, read must be. P. 20, l. 28, read two through Elizabeth-town. P. 33, 1. 9, dele a. P. 58, at the end of the note, add M. S. P.271, 1.4, read led. P. 305, 1, 28, dele one. P. 352, 1. 242

read that the.

THE

« AnteriorContinuar »