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FROM THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA TO THE
WITH OVER FIVE HUNDRED ILLUSTRATIONS,
FELIX 0. C. DARLEY,
AND TWELVE FINE ENGRAVINGS ON STEEL.
JOHNSON & MILES.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1877,
BY JOHNSON & MILES,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington,
Electrotyped by SMITH & MCDOUGAL.
D. G. F. CLASS,
THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE.
Accession of George the Third, p. 599–His Unfortunate Choice of Adviser, 600-Designs
against the American Charters, 601–Writs of Assistance Denounced by Otis, 602–His Influ-
ence and His Misfortunes, 603—Preparations for Conflict, 605–Pitt and the Cabinet, 605–
Honors Conferred on Pitt's Wife, 605—Bute Caricatured and Satirized, 606—Grenville Prime
Minister, 607–Right to Tax the Colonies affirmed, 607-Opposition in Massachusetts, 607–
Townshend's Schemes, 608-Grenville Proposes a Stamp Tax, 609-John Huske, 609-Samuel
Adams, 611–Address of the Town of Boston, 611-Otis's Pamphlet in England, 612.
Correspondence between the Colonial Assemblies, p. 613–Petitions and Remonstrances, 613
—Boldness of the New York Assembly, 613–Franklin Sent to England, 614–He is Consulted
by Leading Men, 614-The King Recommends a Stamp Tax, 614-A Stamp Act in Parliament,
614-Speeches of Townshend and Barré, 615–Stamp Act Passed, 616—Franklin's Letter to
Thompson, 616—The Act and Barré's Speech in America, 616_Patrick Henry and His Resolu-
tions, 617—Stamp Distributors Scorned and Badly Treated, 620—The Stamp Act Congress, 622
-Operations of the Act, 624-Non-Importation Agreements, 625.
Pitt attempts to Form a New Cabinet, p. 626—Duke of Cumberland's Ministry, 626—Ameri-
can Affairs in Parliament, 627–Pitt's Great Speech, 628—Repeal of the Stamp Act, 629—The
Declaratory Act, 629—Pitt Caricatured, 630-Joyful Proceedings in England and America, 61–
Pitt made a Peer and becomes Unpopular, 633—Pitt's Cabinet, 633—British Troops in New
York, 634-The Liberty-Pole, 634—Taxation Measures adopted by Parliament, 635—Indigna-
tion of the Americans, 635-Hopes of the French, 635—They Send an Emissary to America, 636
-Preparations for Resistance, 636.
The Americans Resolve to Resist, p. 638—Violence Deprecated, 638—Views of Leaders, 638
-Folly of the Ministry, 639—The Massachusetts Circular, 640—Acts of Crown Officers, 641-
The Issue, 641-Hillsborough's Instructions, 641–Temper of the other Colonies, 642—A
Prophecy, 642-A War-like Menace, 642—Seizure of the Liberty, 643—Exciting Scenes at Bos-
ton, 643—Firmness of the Citizens, 644-Action on Rescinding by the Assembly, 645-A Theo
logical Controversy, 647.
A Royal Order, p. 649–Its Effect upon the People and the Assemblies, 649—Views of
Patriots and Legislatures, 650—The Colonies an Unit, 650—Hopes of the French, 652—Num-
bers “Forty-five ” and “Ninety-two,” 654-John Wilkes, 654-Propositions for Punishing the
Leaders in Boston, 655-Perfidy of the Governor, 6,5—Indignation of the People, 656—Non-
importation League, 656_Committee before the Governor, 656-Convention in Boston, 657-
The People Aroused, 658—Troubles in North Carolina, 659-The Regulators, 661.
Governor Bernard's Interference, 663–Doings of a Popular Assembly in Boston, 663—
Landing of Troops there, 663—Firmness of the Council and Selectmen, 664—Public Feeling
Outraged, 664—Triumph of the Citizens, 665—Action of the British Parliament, 666—Advent of
Lord North, 667–Non-importation Agreements and the Young Women, 668—Action of the
Massachusetts Assembly, 669-Departure of Governor Bernard, 669—Hesitation in Parliament,
670-A Circular to the Colonies, 670-Excitement in England, 671—Fruits of Taxation, 672–
Political Excitement in New York, 672.
American Affairs in Europe, p. 676~The British Ministry, 676—The Parliament and the
Americans, 676—James Otis Disabled, 677—Troops in Boston, 678—-Interference with Popular
Rights Resented, 678—Disturbance in New York, 678—Violation of Non-importation Agree-
ments and its Consequences, 679—Affray with Rope-makers, 681_Boston Massacre, 683—After-
action of the People, 584-Funeral of the Victims, 686—Effects of the Massacre, 686—A
Triumph, 687–Unwise Action of the British Ministry, 687–Feelings of the Americans, 687-
Importations Renewed, 688.
Settlements beyond the Mountains, p. 689–Lawlessness in North Carolina, 689—Governor
Tryon and the Regulators, 690—A Battle on the Alamance, 691--Cruelty of the Governor, 691–
Crown-officers in America made Independent of the Assemblies, 693—Obnoxious Letters of
Crown-officers, 694–Their History, 694-Spirit of Liberty Everywhere, 695–Virginia Firm and
New York Wavering, 695-Affair of the Gaspé, 695--East India Company and the Ministry,
698—Tea-ships Sent to America, 698—Proceedings against them in Sea-port Towns, 699.
The “Boston Tea-party,” p. 701-Its Effects at Home and Abroad, 706—Wrath of the Royalists,
706—The Boston Port Bill, 706~Opposition of Burke and others, 707-Charles James Fox,
708_Ignorance Concerning Americans, 708—Other Measures for Punishing the Bostonians
Adopted, 709-Apprehensions of the Ministry, 710—The Petition for the Removal of Hutchin-
son, 710_Franklin before the Privy Council, 711-Bad Manners of the Lords, 713—Franklin is
Dismissed from Office, 714.
General Gage appointed Governor, p. 715-Hutchinson and His Friends, 715–The Sons of
Liberty Active, 716—Gage in Boston, 716—Doings of a Town-Meeting, 717–Action of the Vir-
ginia Assembly, 718-A General Congress Advocated, 718—Governor Gage and the Assembly,
718—Port of Boston Closed, 719—Suffering and Patriotism, 720—Bold Proceedings of the
People, 720—Preparations for a General Congress, 721—Doings in New York, 722-Minute-
men, 725—Gage and the People, 726-Dreadful Rumors from Boston, 727—Bold Measures of a
Meeting of the General Congress, p. 730—The Opening Scenes, 730—The Congress Opened
with Religious Services, 734—Personal Sketches of the Members, 734-Hospitalities of Phila-
delphians, 736–Differences of Opinion in the Congress, 736—A Traitor therein, 737—Bellig-
erent Feelings Repressed, 737–Appeal from Boston, 737—The Most Important Resolution, 738
-State-papers Framed and Adopted, 740—“ American Association " Formed, 740—Secession
of South Carolinians, 740—Other State-papers agreed to, 741-A Second Congress Recom-
mended, 741—Public Sentiment, 741–Doings of the Congress, 742—A Foolish Order from the
Destruction of Tea at Annapolis, 743—Provincial Congress of Massachusetts Formed, 744—
Preparations for Civil Government and War, 745—The Country and Events West of the Alle-
ghany Mountains, 746—Cresap and Logan, 747—Vengeance of Logan, 747–His Remarkable
Speech, 748—War with the Indians, 749—Battle at Point Pleasant, 749–Treaty with the Indians,
750–Patriotism of the Soldiers, 751—Gage's Letter to the Ministry, 751–Stubbornness of the
King, 751—America's Ultimatum, 752—Dr. Franklin and His “Hints," 752-His Private
Diplomacy with Lord Howe and Mrs. Howe, 753.
America's Affairs in Parliament, p. 757-The King and Lord North, 758—Proceedings of the
Congress, in England, 758—Franklin a Missionary, 758—Lord Chatham and Franklin, 759–
North and the Cabinet, 759—Policy toward the Americans, 760-Franklin admitted to the
House of Lords, 761—Lord Chatham's Great Speech on American Affairs, 761—Anger of the
King, 763 — Chatham's Propositions Rejected, 764 — His Invective, 764 — He Compliments
Franklin, 764-Oppressive Measures, 765–Gibbon, 765-Disaffection in New York, 766–
Franklin and the Ministers, 767.
The King and His Ministers the Real Revolutionists, p. 768——The Spirit of Independence,
768—Its Development in America, 769—Franklin's Fable of the Eagle and the Cat, 770—The
Americans not Revolutionists, 771-Treatment of Battles, 771-England and Her Colonies, in
1775, 771—The Children of Boston, 771—The Appointed Successor of Gage, 772–His Generals,
772— Franklin's Views of the Situation, 773-Gage and the People, 774-Hancock and Adams,
774–Military Expedition to Concord, 775-Skirmish at Lexington, 778.