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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER VIII.

Arnold is appointed a Brigadier in the British service,

and invades Virginia—Plan to capture him—Mutiny in the American camp-Violence of the Pennsylvania Line-Order restored—Weak state of the Ar. my—The French Court grants a Loan to the United States-Exertion of the States to enable the General to open the Campaign, The French Troops march to the American Camp—Plan to surprise the British Post at King's Bridge-Expedition to Virginia-Count de Grasse arrives in the Chesapeako -Yorktown besieged—British Redoubts stormed The British make a Sortie-Lord Cornwallis at.. tempts to escape-He capitulates and surrenders his Posts—Indecisive Action between the French and English Fleets—Sir Heury, too late, emba, ks his Troops for Yorktown—Thanks of Congress to the American and French Commanders, and to the Army-General St. Clair despatched to Carolina, The other Corps of the Army return to the Neighbourhood of New-York, and go into Winter Quar. ters

CHAPTER IX.

Preparations for another Campaign-Sir Guy Carlo.

ton arrives at New-York, and announces the voto of Parliament to acknowledge American Independence--Army anxious for their pay-Anonymous

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Address exciting them to a Revoll-General Wash. INGTON convenes and addresses the Officers-Their resolutions--Freliminary articles of peace received -Cessation of Hostilities proclaimed –General WASHINGTON addresses a Circular Letter to the Executives of the several States Army disbandedNew Levies of Pennsylvania revolt--The Commander in Chief enters New-York-Takes leaves of his Officers-Resigns his Commission to the Presi. dent of Congress Retires to Mount Vernon 26

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CHAPTER X.

General WASHINGTON in Retirement-His Pursuits

Votes of Congress and of the Legislature of Vir ginia respecting him-His Visitors and correspondents-His Plans to improve the Navigation of the Potomack and James' Rivers—Declines the grant of Virginia--His Advice to the Cincinnati-State of Publick Affairs-National Convention General WASHINGTON its President-Federal Constitution recommended and adopted-General WASHINGTON requested to consent to administer the Government -He is chosen President of the United States-Sets out for the Seat of Government-Attention shown him on his Journey–His reception at New-York 56

CHAPTER XI.

Inauguration of the President-His Address to Con.

gress—Answers of the two Houses- The Arrangements of his Household—His regulations for Visit. ors—The Reasons of their adoption—The Relations of the United States with Foreign Powers-Con

giess establishes the Departments of the Govern ment-The President fil's them-He visits New. England - His Reception-Addresses to him-His Answers—Negotiations with the Indians— Treaty with the Creeks—War with the Wabash and Miamis Tribes - General Harmar's Expedition--St. Clair defeated—General Wayne victorious and makes a Treaty with them-Second Session of Congress-Fiscal Arrangements of the Secretary of the Treasury-Indisposition of the President-He visits Mount Vernon-Meets Congress at Philadel. phia–His Tour to the Southern States-Second Congress, The President refuses his Signature to the Representative Bill--Contemplates retiring to Private Life-Consents to be a Candidate for the Second Presidency

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CHAPTER XIJ.

Gencral WASHINGTON re-elected President-State of

Parties–Division in the Cabinet—The President endeavours to promote union-Influence of the French Revolution-Measures to secure the Neutrality of the United States in the War between France and England-Mr. Genet’s illegal practices --He insults the Government–The Executive restricts him—He appeals to the People—They support the Administration–The President deter. mines to arrest Genet—He is recalled-Negotia. tion with Britain--Insurrection in Pennsylvania -Democratick Societies—British Treaty-Communication between the French Executive and the Lrgislature of the United States—The Prrei.

dent refuses to the House of Representatives tho Papers respecting Diplomatick transactions--His interpositions in favour of the Marquis La Fayetie -Takes the Son of the Marquis under his Protection and Patronage

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CHAPTER XIII.

The President calumniated-His Letter to Mr. Jeffer

son-Statement of the Secretary of the TreasuryThe French Directory's attempt to control the American Government-Review of the transactions with France-The President declares his resolution to retire from Publick Life-Meets Congress for the last time--Describes the Letters that had been forged-Attends the Inauguration of Mr. Adams Retires to Mount Vernon—Threatening attitudo of France-General Washington appointed Commander in Chief of the American Forces~His opi. nion of Publick measures-His indisposition and Doats-Conclusion

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