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CHAPTER CLIII.

Washington disappointed as to Reinforcements—French Armament
destined for the Chesapeake—Attempt* on New York post-
poned—March of the Armies to the Chesapeake—Stratagems to
deceive the Enemy—Arnold ravages New London—Washing-
ton at Philadelphia—March of the two Armies through the
City—Cornwallis at Yorktown—Preparations to proceed against
him—Visit to Mount Vernon - - - - -1313

CHAPTER CLIX.

Discontents of the Army at Newburg—Memorial of the Officers

to Congress—Anonymous Papers circulated in the Camp—Meet-

ing of Officers called—Address of Washington—Resolutions in

consequence—Letters of Washington to the President—His

Opinion of the Anonymous Addresses and their Author - 1365

CHAPTER CLX.

News of Peace—Letter of Washington in behalf of the Army—
Cessation of Hostilities proclaimed—Order of the Cincinnati
formed—Letter of Washington to the State Governors—Mutiny
in the Pennsylvania Line—Letter of Washington on the Subject
—Tour to the Northern Posts - - - - -1374

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CHAPTER CLXV.

Washington talked of for the Presidency—His Letters on the Sub-
ject expressing his Reluctance—His Election—His Progress to
the Seat of Government—His Reception at New York—The In-
auguration 1431

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CHAPTER CLXVI.

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The new Government — Domestic and Foreign Relations — Washington's anxious Position — Its difficulties — Without Cabinet or Constitutional Advisers — John Jay — Hamilton — His efficient Support of the Constitution and Theoretic Doubts — James Madison — Knox — His Characteristics - - -1445

CHAPTER CLXVII.

Washington's Privacy beset with Visits of Compliment — Queries as to the proper Line of Conduct in his Presidential Intercourse — Opinions of Adams and Hamilton — Jefferson as to the Authors of the minor Forms and Ceremonies — His whimsical Anecdote of the first Levee — Inaugural Ball - - -1449

CHAPTER CLXVIII.

Journey of Mrs. Washington to New York — Honours paid her in her Progress — Receptions at the Seat of Government — The President's Equipage ------ 1454

CHAPTER CLXIX.

Alarming Illness of the President — The Senate rejects one of his Nominations .—. His sensitive Vindication of it — Death of his Mother — Her Character — The Executive Departments instituted — Selection of Officers for the Treasury and War Departments — Hamilton instructed to report a Financial Plan at the next Session of Congress — Arrangement of the Judiciary Department — Edmund Randolph — Adjournment of Congress — Its Character, by Fisher Ames - - - - - -1458

CHAPTER CLXX.

The Department of State still without a Head — Sketch of Jefferson's Character and Opinions — Deeply immersed in French Politics at Paris—Gouverneur Morris abroad — Contrast of his and Jefferson's Views on the French Crisis — News of the French Revolution in America — Popular Excitement — Washington's cautious Opinion on the Subject — Hamilton's apprehensive View — Jefferson offered a Place in the Cabinet as Secretary of State ------ 1464

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