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or in Chief on the Subject—Expedition against the
Indians under General Sullivan-He destroys their
Towns—The American Army posted for the de-
fence of the High Lands on the North River, and
for the protection of the Country against the incur-
sions of the British-Sir Henry Clinton moves up
the Hudson, takes possession of Stony and Verplank
Points, and fortifies them-Arrangements made for
Assaulting these posts General Wayne carries
Stony Point by Storm--The Attact upon Verplank
fails-Congress vote their thanks to General Wash
INGTON and to the brave Trocps employed in this
service-They vote General Wayne a Medal-
Evils of short Enlistments--Plan of the General's to
remedy them- The Army in two Divisions erect huts
for winter quarters, one near West Point, and the oth-
er at Morristown in New-Jersey—The troops suffer
through the scarcity of Provisions--Colonel Wads-
worth resigns his Office-Cunfusion in the Commis
sary's department, The Commander in Chief is ne
cessitated to apportion supplies of Meat and Flour
upon the Counties of New-Jersey—The winter cx
cessively cold, and the waters around New-York
frozen over ; but the Commander in Chief is too
weak to avail himself of this opportunity to Assail
the British Posts—Expedition to Staten Island
fails . .. . . . • . . . . 174

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