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CHAPTER II.

Evils of the Continental Currency—Military Reforms proposed by Washington—Con-
gress Jealous of Military Power—Committee of Three sent to confer with Wash-
ington—Losses by Depreciation of the Currency to be made good to the Troops—
Arrival of Lafayette—Scheme for a Combined Attack upon New York—Arnold
has Debts and Difficulties—His Proposals to the French Minister—Anxious to Re-
turn to the Army–Mutiny of the Connecticut Troops—Washington Writes to
Reed for Aid from Pennsylvania—Good Effects of his Letter, - - ... 81

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Siege of Charleston continued—British Ships enter the Harbor—British Troops march
from Savannah–Tarleton and his Dragoons—His Brush with Colonel Washington
—Charleston Reinforced by Woodford–Tarleton's Exploits at Monk's Corner—At
Laneau's Ferry—Sir Henry Clinton Reinforced—Charleston Capitulates—Affair of
Tarleton and Buford on the Waxhaw—Sir Henry Clinton Embarks for New York,

CHAPTER WI.

CHAPTER WII.

CHAPTER IX.

CHAPTER x.

André's Conduct as a Prisoner–His Conversations with Colonel Tallmadge—Story of
Nathan Hale–André's Prison at Tappan–Correspondence on his behalf–His Trial
-Execution-Reward of the Captors—Reward of Arnold—His Proclamation—
ter Fortunes of Mrs. Arnold,

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CHAPTER XIII.

CHAPTER XIV.

CHAPTER XV.

CHAPTER XVI.

CHAPTER xWII.

CHAPTER XX.

Movements and Counter-movements of Cornwallis and Lafayette in Virginia–Tarle-
ton and his Troopers Scour the Country—A Dash at the State Legislature—At-
tempt to Surprise the Governor at Monticello–Retreat of Jefferson to Carter's
Mountain-Steuben Outwitted by Simcoe—Lafayette Joined by Wayne and

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Steuben–Acts on the Aggressive—Desperate Mélée of Macpherson and Simcoe—
Cornwallis Pursued to Jamestown Island–Mad Anthony in a Morass—His Im-
petuous Valor—Alertness of Lafayette—Washington's Opinion of the Virginia

CHAPTER XXW.

Washington Disappointed as to Reinforcements—French Armament Destined for the
Chesapeake—Attempts on New York postponed—March of the Armies to the
Chesapeake—Stratagems to Deceive the Enemy—Arnold Ravages New London—
Washington at Philadelphia–March of the two Armies through the City–Corn-
wallis at Yorktown—Preparations to proceed against him—Wisit to Mount Vernon, 806

Dissolution of the combined Armies—Washington at Eltham—Death of John Parke
Custis—Washington at Mount Vernon–Correspondence about the next Campaign
–Lafayette sails for France—Washington stimulates Congress to Military Prepa-
rations—Project to surprise and carry off Prince William Henry from New York—
The case of Captain Asgill, - - - - - - - . 857

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