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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

llis Birth--EducationAppointed an Adjutant Go

neral of the Militia-His Embassy to the Ohio
Commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of a regular
Regiment–Surprises a detachmont of French
troops-Capitulation of Fort Necessity-He is ap-
pointed a volunteer Aid de Camp to General BRAD.
DOCK–His bravery in the action in which that Gene
ral fell—He is appointed the Colonel of a regiment,
and Commander in Chief of the Virginia troops
His efforts to defend the frontiers-His exertions ir.
the expedition under General Forbes to gain pos
session of Fort du Quesne-Resigns his commis
wion

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or in Chief on the Subject Expedition against the
Indians under General Sullivan-He destroys their
Towns The American Army posted for the de-
fence of the High Lands on the North River, and
for the protection of the Coantry against the incur.
sions of the British-Sir Henry Clinton moves up
the Hudson, takes possession of Stony and Verplank
Points, and fortifies them-Arrangements made for
Assaulting these posts—General Wayne carries
Stony Point by Storm—The Attact upon Verplank
fails-Congress vote their thanks to General Wash
INGTON and to the brave Troops employed in this
service—They vote General Wayne a Medal
Evils of short EnlistmentsPlan of the General's to
remedy them-The Army in two Divisions erect huts
for winter quarters, one near West Point, and the oth-
er at Morristown in New-Jersey—The troops suffer
through the scarcity of Provisions—Colonel Wads-
worth resigns his Office-Confusion in the Commis
mary's department—The Commander in Chief is ne
cessitated to apportion supplies of Meat and Flour
upon the Counties of New-Jersey-The winter ex
cessively cold, and the waters around New-York
frozen over ; but the Commander in Chief is too
weak to avail himself of this opportunity to Assail
the British Posts Expedition to Staten Island
fails

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