Of George Washington's birth, family, and education. Of his mission
to the French commandant on the Ohio, in 1753. His military oper-
ations as an officer of Virginia, from 1754 to 1758, and his subse.
quent employments to the commencement of the American revolu-
tion, page I
lietrospect of the origin of the American revolutionary war. Of George
Washington as member of Congress, in 1774 and 1775. As Corn-
manner in Chief of the armies of the United Colonies in 1775 and
1776, and his operations near Boston, in these years, - - - p. 21
CAMPAIGN OF 1776.
Of the operations of General Was hington in New York and New Jer-
sey- The battle on Long Island. The retreat from York Island and
through Jersey. The battles of Trenton and Princeton, - - p. 35
CAMPAIGN OF 1777.
Of the operations of General Washington in New Jersey and PennsyW
vania, in the campaign of 1777. The battles of Brandy wine and Ger-
raantown. Washington is advised by the Rev. Jacob Duchc, to give
up the contest. The distresses of the American army. Its winter
quarters in Valley Forge. Gen. Washington is assailed by the clam-
ours of discontented individuals and public bodies, and by the designs
"fa faction to supersede him in his office as Commander in Chief, p. 61
CAMPAIGN OF 1778.
General Washington prepares for the campaign of 1778. Surprises the
British, and defeats them at Monmouth. Arrests General Lee.