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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857,

By G. P. PUTNAM & CO.,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the

Southern District of New York.

John F. Trow,
Pr.iter, Stereotyper, and Electrotypor,

46, 48 & 50 Greene Street, Between Grand & Broome, New York,

CONTENTS OF YOL. IV.

CHAPTER I.

PAGE

Sufferings of the Army at Morristown—Eigorous Winter—Derangement of the Cur-

rency—Confusion in the Commissariat—Impressment of Supplies—Patriotic Con-

duct of the People of New Jersey—The Bay of New York frozen over—Lord Stir-

ling's Expedition against Staten Island—Knyphausen's Incursion into the Jerseys

—Caldwell's Church at Elizabethtown burnt—Character of its Pastor—Foray into

Westchester County—Burning of Youngs House in the Valley of the Neperan, . 1

CHAPTER II.

Arnold in command of Philadelphia—Unpopular Measures—Arnold's Style of Living

—His Schemes and Speculations—His Collisions with the Executive Council—His

Land Project—Charges sent against him to Congress—His Address to the Public—

Charges referred to a Court-martial—His Marriage—Verdict of the Court-martial—

Arnold Eeprimanded—Obtains leave of absence from the Army, . . .10

CHAPTER III.

South Carolina threatened—Its Condition and Population—Stormy Voyage of Sir

Henry Clinton—Loss of Horses—Character of Lieutenant-colonel Tarleton—Fleet

Arrives at Tybee—Sir Henry Clinton advances upon Charleston—Lincoln prepares

for Defence—Commodore Whipple—Governor Eutledge—Forebodings of Wash-

ington—Embarkation of British Troops at New York—Washington sends De Kalb

with Eeinforcements—His Hopeful Letter to Steuben, . . . .28

CHAPTER IV,

Evils of the Continental Currency—Military Eeforms proposed by Washington—Con-

gress Jealous of Military Power—Committee of Three sent to confer with Wash-

ington—Losses by Depreciation of the Currency to be made good to the Troops—

Arrival of Lafayette--Scheme for a Combined Attack upon New York—Arnold

has Debts and Difficulties—His Proposals to the French Minister—Anxious to Ee-

turn to the Army—Mutiny of the Connecticut Troops—Washington Writes to

Keedfor Aid from Pennsylvania—Good Effects of his Letter, . . .81
CHAPTER V.

CONTENTS. VU

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