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400—draw up a memorial to
the inhabitants of Britijh Ame-
rica, p. 403—address his ma-
jesty, p- 4C4—address the in-

'habitants of Canada, p. 407—

diflblve themselves, p. 409.
Congress, anew one, meet, vol. ij.
p. 14—wish to ke.p the door
open for an accommodation, p>
16—their proceedings, p. 31
r-—agree upon a second petition to
the king, p. 52—stile the colo-
nies The 7 nvel've United Colonies,
and advise the Massachusetts to
take up government, p. 33.
They resolve 'to emit bills of
credit for the defence of Ame-
rica, p. 6c—agree on a decla-
ration, setting forth the causes

. of their taking up arms, p. 69
—sign the petition to the king,
and address the inhabitants of
Great Britain, p. 71 —are join^
ed by Georgia, p. 73—address
the people of Le/and, p. 77 —
expfess their opinioif on lord
North's conciliatory plan, p. 78
—adjourn, p. 79. The reso-
lution of congress with a view
to the sdHrring of governor
Tryon, p. 119—recommend to'
Mew Hampshire the establishing
of a form of government, p.
150—the same to South Caro-
lina, p. II —likewise to Vir-
ginia, p. i 52. 'I hey conclude
Upon the number os men to'
form the new army, p. 153—-
declare against any particular
colony's petitioning the king,
p. 154—threaten re'aliation,
and determine upon building -
13 frigates, p. 159—-permit
the inhabitants of the united
colonies to fit but armed \ essels,

v and resolve that no staves be
imported into any of the colo-
nies, p. 713—order the secret
committee to endeavour to dis-
cover whether the French mean
to act for or against Aimfic4, p.

272. They conclude upon a
declaration of independence, p.
289—adopt a new code sot the
government of the army, p. 331
—appoint commissioners to the
court of France, p. 372—refuse
to ratify general Arnold's cartel
with capt. Forfter, p. 375—
adjourn to Baltimore, p. 378.
They vest general Washington
with full powers for six months,
p. 405—resolve on sending
commiflioners to Vienna, Spain,
Pri-sjia and Tuscany, p. 406—
advise making their bills of
credit a legal tender, p. 412—
approve Washington's conduct
as to a cartel, p. 49J—resolve
what shall be the Jag of The
Thirteen United States, p. 496.
The opinion of congress con-
cerning Mr. Deane's agreement
with Mr. Coudray and other
French gtntlemen, p. 498.
They confer on the marquis de
la Fajctte the rank and com-
mission of major-general in the
American army, p. 499—make
regulations, which oblige the
commisiary general, Mr. Jo-
seph Trumbull, to resign his
commission, p. 502. Acts of
congress, vol. iii. p. 21, 35.
They recall Mr. Silas Dearie
from Paris, p. 3d—appoint
general Contuay inspector gene-
ral, p. 40—attempt to procure
a supply of clothing, p. 41—
resolve to detain the convention
troops, p. 49—receive blank
papers from Paris, p. 60—their
acts, p. 73—their order and
declaration in regard to the
bills from Great Britain, re-
lating to the intention of par-
liament on the subject of taxa-
tion, and for the appointing of
commissioners, p. 77. They
receive the account of a treaty
pf commerce and of a treaty
Of alliance between France and
the United States, p. 80—ad-
dress the inhabitants of America
on the occasion, p. 82—resolve
to have no intercourse with
governor Johnstone, p. 172—
meet at Philadelphia, p. 177—
give the French ambassador a
public audience, p. 178—-elect
Dr. Franklin minister plenipo-
tentiary to the court of France,
and give him instructions, p.
179—their observations on the
finances of America, p. 180—
their resolutions occasioned by
Mr. Payne's publications, p.
221—various resolutions, p.
272. They admit the minister
of France to a conference, p.
273—their resolution upon the
burning of Fairfield, Nortvali
and Bedford, p. 283—-their in-
structions relative to peace, and
to Dr. Franklin, p. 3tc-r-to
their minister for negotiating
with Spain, p, 3ig-*-additional
instructions to him, P. 321.
They address their constituents
upon their finances, p. 322—
have reported to them the com-
munications of the French mi-
nister, p. 335—their answer to
the same, p. 339. The French
minister's communications at a
second conference, p. 342. The
resolves of congress for destroy-
ing the old paper emijjion and
introducing a new one, p. 394.
They publish, thaj the 11 th and
12 th articles of the treaty of
commerce with France were
expunged, p. 476. They agree
that their officers shall be en-
titled to half-pay during life,
p. 478—honor and reward the
three New Tori militiamen, who
took major Andrt, p. 493—
determine upon having a per-
manent army, p. 494—recom-
mend to the several states the
vesting of a power in congress
to levy a duty of five per cent.

vol. itr. p. 63—choose Robert
Morris, efq; financier, p, 64—-
authorize the opening of a sub-
scription for a loan for the sup-
port of the citizens of South
Carolina and Georgia, p. 136—
their resolves upon the news of
the reduction of the Britjh ar-
my under Corntvallis, p. 200—
attend at the Roman Catholic
chapel, p. 203. They appoint
commissioners for negotiating
peace, and give them instruc-
tions, p. 246—determine the
dispute between Pennsylvania.
and Cotmeilicut respecting lands,
p. 353. Their acts in favor of
the American officers, p. 358.
They receive advice of a gene-
ral peace, p. 359—order the
troops to be furloughed, p. 368
-^.resolve to erect an equestrian
statue of general Wajhington, p.
374-r-to present two pieces of
ordnance to general Greene, and *
issue a proclamation, applaud-
ing the armies of the United
States, and directing their dis-
charge, p. 378—accept general
lVaJhington'% resignation, p. 3 87.

Connecticut settled, vol. i. p. 32.
The colony alarmed by publi-
cations against the stamp-act,
p. 168—fends a committee to
general Gage, vol. ii. p. 18.
The Connecticut troops leave the
armv, p. 145.

Connelly, John, and his associates,
discovered and captured, vol.
ii. p. 114.

Conscience, full liberty of, first
established in Rhode Island and
Providence Plantations, vol, i.


Consignees. See Tea.

Constitution, the, of the United

States of America, vol. iv. p.

Constitutions of the several Ameri-

rican states, some account of

them, voL iv. p. 408,

G g 4 Com-

Contention of committees from the
Massachusetts towns invited by
the inhabitants of Boston to meet
at Faneuil Hall, vol. i. p. 243.
They meet, but break up in
seven days, p. 244.

v... . , the, between generals

Gates and Burgoyne, vol. ii. p.
574. The convention troops
at Cambridge, vol. iii. p. 44.
Cates's letter relative to their
not having violated the conven-
tion, p. 46. They are not ad-
mitted to embark for Europe,
p. 49—are sent off to Virginia,
p. 224.
Convulsions in London and West-
minster, subsequent to the mea-
sures recommended by lord
George Gordon to the Pro-
testant association, vol. iii. p.


Cowway, general, denies the right

of parliament to tax the colo-
nies, vol. i. p. 162—moves for
the repeal of the stamp-act, p.
202—condemns the American
war in the most decisive terms,
vol. ii. p. 225—his motion
against continuing the Ameri-
can war carried, vol.iv. p. 250.
Coote, Sir Kyre, dies, vol. iv. p.

Cowwaltis, lord, pursues general
Washington through the Jerseys,

vol. ii. p. 354 hastens to

Trenton for the defence of th$
Jerseys, p. 399—back to Brunf-
*wick, having been out-gene-
lalled by Washington, p. 403—
surprises general Lincoln, p.
455. His lordship is left in
command at Charleftfiun, vol.
iii. p. 385---marchcs against
general Gates and defeats him,
j). 436—his orders relative to
the treatment of South Carolina,
f.. 451 .—fends cut of the state
$ number of the prisoners on
parole in Charltslo*wi.-, p. 452
—his letter to general Small-
>u/ood) p, ^67—his letttr to ge-

neral Greene, vol. iv. p. z%—t-
is joined by general Leslie, p.
32—fends Tarleton to drive
general Morgan from his station,
p. 33—pursues Morgan after
Tarleton'% defeat, p. 37—crosses
the Catawba, and chases Greene,
who has taken upon him the
command, p. 39—crosses the
Yadkin, renews and continues
the chafe to the banks of the
Dan, p. 41—erects the royal
standard at Hill/borough, p. 47
.—retires {iomHillsborough,p./\.^
—attempts to surprise the Ame-
rican light infantry, p. 50—
attacks and defeats Greene near
Guilsord court-house, p. 54.
His lordstiip retreats toward
Cross Creek and is pursued by
Greei.-e, p. C7-»-marches to Wil-
mington, and from thence to
Virginia, p. 1 io-*-forms a junc-
tion with the British troops un-
der Arnold, and expects to crush
the marquis de la Fayette, but
is deceived, p. 111—fends co-
lonels Tarleton and Simcoe to
scour the interior country, p.
i 14-—hastens to William/burgh,
p. 1 r6—evacuates the city* p.
in—crosses James river and
rettres to Portsmouth, p. 118.
His lordship takes post at York
Town, p. 18r—is besieged, p.
191 determines upon at-
tempting an escape, p. 194—
surrenders to the allied troops

. under ge.n. Washington, p. 196.

Cra-wsord, colonel, and his part)-,
deteated by the Indians, and
cruelly treated, vol. iv. p. 312.

Crea, Miss M., murdered- by the
Indians, vol. ii. p. 543—the
murder not to be charged on
general Burgqyne, p. {44.

prowu Point surprised, vol. ii.
p. 14. ]

Crwlties practised on the Ameri-
can prisoners, and the effects
they produced, vol. ii. p. 427.

Cruz, corporal, arrives from Great

1 Britain with dispatches from
Mr. Arthur Lee, vol. ii. p.

* 272.

Culpeper tried on the act of Henry
Vin. vol. i. p. 76.

Danbury, the expedition to, under
general Tryon, vol. ii. p. 462.

Darkness, an unusual one in the
Massachusetts and elsewhere,
vol. iii. p. 367.

Dtane, Mr. Silas, recalled from
France by congress, vol. iii. p.
38—addresses the Americans,
p. 217— is addressed by Common
Sense, p. 218. 1

Debates in parliament on lord
North's motion for a joint ad-
dress of both houses to the
king, in February 1775, vol. i.
p. 45 c—-on the address of the
two nouses in answer to the

king's speech in r 7*75, vol. ii.
p. 22 j—on the address of the
commons in answer to the
speech in 1776, p. 437—on the
preliminary articles of peace,
vol. iv. p. 348.

Delaivare colony settled, vol. i.
p. 84. The state of Delaware
settles its independent constitu-
tion, vol. ii. p. 368.

Demarara and Iflequibo submit to
the British, vol. iv. p. 78—are
taken by the French, p. 242.

Dickinson, Mr. John, his letters
from a Pennsylvania farmer,
vol. i. p. 221.

Disturbances between the French
and Americans at Charlestown,
South Carolina, and at Boston,
vol. iii. p. .197.

Dominica taken by the marquis de
Bouiile, vol. iii. p. 237.

Donop, count, defeated at Red
Bank, vol. iii. p. Z.

"Dorchester-heights, preparations for
taking poiiessiort of them, vol.
ii. p. 190. The Americans
proceed to that service, p, 132.

Dougall, capt. Mc of New Tori,
committed to jail for writing
papers deemed libels, and re-
fusing to give bailj vol. i. p.
301—-discharged aster a long
imprisonment, and being the
first sufferer for American liber-
ty. P- 3°3-

Duche, the reverend Mr. chosen
chaplain to congress, vol. ii.'
p. 14—declines his chaplain-
ship, p. 376—his attempt upon
general Washington's patriotism,
p. 581.

Dunmore, lord, quits Williamjlurgb'
and goes on board the Fonvey
man of war, vol. ii. p. 87—
arms a number of vessels, and
is opposed by the Virginians,
p. 11 o. He declares martial
law, and is joined by blacks
and whites, p. 111—his troops
defeated at Norfolk, p. 112—
the scheme for raising him a
considerable force discovered,
p. 114—quits Virginia and ar-
rives off Staten Island, p. 298.

Dutch, the, are presented with a
British memorial, vol. ii. p.
449. Dutch vessels taken by the
British cruisers, vol. iii. p. 249.
A memorial presented to them,
urging the delivering up of the
Serapis, p. 300. The Dutch
'ships under count Byland stop-
ped by captain Fielding, p. 402.
The British king's order in"
council respecting the Dutch,
p. 404. They decline furnish-
ing the succours claimed by
Britain, p. 405—are presented
with a memorial relative to the
eventual treaty between America
& Holland, vol. iv. p. 5. General
reprisals granted by the Britisn
council against. their ships and *
goods, p. 6. The action be-
tween the Dutch and British

* fleets on Dogger Bank, p. 152.
Dutch settlements in the East
Indies taken, p. 241.


Æ/opus burnt, vol. ii. p. 5:79.
East India, British, intelligence,
W>1. iv. p. 79, 215, 265, 282,

Effingham, the earl of, resigns his

regiment, declining to serve

with it against the Americans,

vol. i. p. 4.97.
Emperor the, of Germany, favors

the rights of conscience, vol.

iv. p. 24.2.
Empress the, of Germany, her

death, vol. iv. p. 13.
Equestrian statue to be erected for

general Washington, vol. iv.

* ?' 374-

Estaing, count de, arrives with

the French fleet on the American
coast, vol. iii. p. 154—pro-
ceeds to Newport, p. 157. .
chafes the Britijh fleet under
lord Hoove, p. 159—fails for
Boston, p. 163—he and his of-
ficers are entertained by the
Massachusetts assembly, p. 198
—publishes a declaration to be
spread among the Canadians, p.
'99..-fails for the West Indies,
p. 20c—attempts relieving St.
%ucie, p. 245—takes St. Vincent,
p. 286—Grenada, p. 293—en-
gages admiral Byron, p. 295 •—
fails for Georgia and attacks Sa-
vannah, p. 325—is repulsed,

p. 33°-

Eufiatia, St. taken by Sir George
Rodney, vol. iv. p. 74—sur-
prised by the marquis de Bouille,
p. 220.

Eutaw battle, vol. iv. p. 168.

Expedition, the British, against
Egg Harbour, vol. iii. p. 103.

Expence os supplying the British
army at Boston, vol. ii. p. 221.

Extracts from the act of Virginia
in favor of religious freedom,
vol. iv. p. 419.

.—r from some curious letters,

vol. iv. p. 161.

Fairsteld burnt by the British,
vpl. iii. p. 266.

Falmouth destroyed by the British,
vol. ii. p. 137.

Farce of the Blockade of Boston in-
terrupted by the burning of
some houses by the Americans,
vol. ii. p. 1 80.

Fajette, the marquis de la, is ap-
pointed major general by con-
gress, vol. ii. p. 499—some
account of him, p. 500—is
wounded, p. 512—crosses the
Schuylkill with a body of men,
and narrowly escapes with them
back to Valley Forge, vol. iii.
p. 90—fails for France, p. 211.
ffe returns from France with
an account that he was soon to
be followed by a French fleet
and corps of troops, p. 364—
is detached to Virginia with a
body of Jight infantry, vol. iv.
p. 6c—makes a forced march
of 200 miles, and arrives at
Richmond just in time to secure
it against the Britijh, p. 109—
se1ds a spy into the Britsh
camp, who deceives lord Corn-
hvaJlis, p. 111. The marquis
forms a junction with general
Wayne, p. 1 ic—unexpectedly
by his lordship fixes himself
between the British army and the
American stores, p. 116—ifc join-
ed by the allied troops from the
northward, p. 187—has per-
mission to go to France, p. 207
—announces by letter to con-
gress a general peace, p. 359.

Ferguson, major, his movement*,
and defeat at King's Mountain,
vol. iii. p. 462.

Finances of America, the obser-
vations of congress on them,
vol. iii. p. 180—reports con-
cerning the office of finance,
vol. iv. p. 371.

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