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TO

EMPERORS,

KINGS,
AND OTHERS,

EXERCISING SOVEREIGN POWE^
IN THE

OLD WORLD;

IN HOPES
THAT FROM THE EXAMPLE OF

GEORGE WASHINGTON

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CAMPAIGN OF 1779-

Discontents in the Jersey line composed by Washing-

ton.—British invade Connecticut.—Sullivan attacks

the six nations of Indians.—General Wayne reduces

Stoney Point.—Major Lee surprises Paulus Hook. -

pp. 126—143.

CHAP. VII.

CAMPAIGN OF 1780.

General Sullivan invades Staten island.—General Wash-

ington gives ah opinion against attempting to defend

Charleston.—General Knrphausen invades New Jer-

sey.—Washington guards his stores, and also West

Point.—French fleet arrives.—The siege of New York

proposed.—The arrival of a British fleet deranges all

the plans for a combined operation. - pp. 144—163.

CHAP. VIII.

CAMPAIGN OFI781.

The Pennsylvania line mutinies.—The Jersey lines follow

their example, but are quelled.—Distresses of the

American army.—General Washingtbn commences a

military journal.—The British carry on extensive ope-

rations in the southern states.—Washington is pressed

to repair to the defence of Virginia, but declines.^—

Reprimands his manager for furnishing supplies to

the British army.—Extinguishes a threatened civil

war respecting the independence of Vermont.—Pro-

jects a plan of combined operations.—-Deputes colo-

nel John Laurens to obtain the concurrence of France.

—Siege of New York proposed, but exchanged

for Yorktown.—Lord Cornwallis, invested by the

.. • • j . .. - . * French

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