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Lord Dunmore.-His Plans of harassing Virginia.-Lee's Policy re-
specting Tory Governors and Placemen.-Rhode Island harassed
by Wallace and his Cruisers, and infested by Tories.-Lee sent
to its Relief.-His Vigorous Measures.-The Army Disbanding.
-Washington's Perplexities. -Sympathy of General Greene.-
His Loyalty in Time of Trouble.-The Crisis.-Cheering News
from Canada.-Gloomy Opening of the New Year.-News from
Military Preparations in Boston.-A Secret Expedition.-Its Object.
-Lee's Plan for the Security of New York.-Opinion of Adams
on the Subject.-Instructions to Lee.-Transactions of Lee in
Connecticut.-Lee's Policy in regard to the Tories.—Uneasiness
in New York.-Letter of the Committee of Safety to Lee.-His
Reply. His Opinion of the People of Connecticut. Of the Hys-
terical Letter from the New York Congress....
Montgomery before Quebec.-His Plan of Operations.—A Summons
to Surrender.-A Flag insulted.—The Town besieged.—Plan of
an Escalade.-Attack of the Lower Town. -Montgomery in the
Advance.-His Death.-Retreat of Col. Campbell.-Attack by
Arnold.-Defense of Lower Town.-Arnold Wounded.-Retreat of the Americans.-Gallant Resolve of Arnold..........
Correspondence of Washington and Schuyler on the Disasters in
Canada.-Reinforcements required from New England.-Dan-
gers in the Interior of New York.-Johnson Hall Beleaguered.—
Sir John Capitulates.-Generous Conduct of Schuyler.-Gover
nor Tryon and the Tories.-Tory Machinations.-Lee at New
York.-Sir Henry Clinton in the Harbor.-Menaces of Lee.-
The City and River Fortified.-Lee's Treatment of the Tories.—
His Plans of Fortification.-Ordered to the Command in Canada.
-His Speculations on Titles of Dignity......
Monotonous State of Affairs before Boston.-Washington Anxious
for Action.-Exploit of Putnam.-Its Dramatic Consequences.-
The Farce of the Blockade of Boston.-An Alarming Interrup-
tion.-Distresses of the Besieged.-Washington's Irksome Pre-
dicament.-His Bold Proposition.-Demur of the Council of
War.-Arrival of Knox with Artillery.-Dorchester Heights to
be Seized and Fortified.-Preparations for the Attempt....
The Affair of Dorchester Heights.-American and English Letters
respecting it.-A Laborious Night.-Revelations at Daybreak.-
Howe in a Perplexity.-A Night Attack meditated.-Stormy
Weather.-The Town to be Evacuated.-Negotiations and Ar-
rangements.-Preparations to Embark.-Excesses of the troops.
-Boston Evacuated.-Speech of the Duke of Manchester on the
Subject.-A Medal voted by Congress.......
Destination of the Fleet.-Commission of the Two Howes.-Charao-
ter of Lord Howe.-The Colonies divided into Departments.-
Lee assigned to the Southern Department.-General Thomas to
Canada.-Character of Lee, by Washington.-Letters of Lee
from the South.-A Dog in a Dancing School.-Committee of
Safety in Virginia.-Lee's Grenadiers.-Putnam in Command at
New York.-State of Affairs there.-Arrival of Washington.-
New Arrangements.-Perplexities with Respect to Canada.-
England subsidizes Hessian Troops.....
Arnold blockades Quebec.-His Difficulties.-Arrival of General
Wooster.-Of General Thomas.-Abortive Attempt on Quebec.
-Preparations for Retreat.-Sortie of Carleton.-Retreat of the
Americans.-Halt at Point Deschambault.-Alarm in the Colo-
nies at the Retreat of the Army.-Popular Clamor against
Gates sent to Philadelphia with the Canada Despatches.-Promoted
to the Rank of Major-general.-Washington summoned to Phila-
delphia.-Putnam left in Command.-Conference with Congress.
-Army Arrangements.-A Board of War instituted.-The
Clintons of New York.-Mrs. Washington inoculated.-Reed
Affairs in Canada.-Disaster at the Cedars.-Hostile Designs of the
Johnsons.-A Bloody Summer expected.-Forts in the High-
lands.-Colonel James Clinton in command.-Fortifications at
King's Bridge, and on Long Island.....
Retreat of General Thomas.-His Death.-General Sullivan in Com-
mand.-Scene on the Sorel.--Sanguine Expectations of Sulli-
van. - Washington's Opinion of Sullivan's Character. -Gates
appointed to the command in Canada.-Reinforcements of the
Enemy.-Reverses.-Thompson captured.-Retreat of Sullivan.
-Close of the Invasion of Canada..
Designs of the Enemy against New York and the Hudson.-Plot of
Tryon and the Tories. - Arrival of a Fleet. - Alarm Posts.-
Treachery up the Hudson.-Fresh Arrivals.-General Howe at
Staten Island.-Washington's Preparations....
First Appearance of Alexander Hamilton.-His Early Days.-Gen-
eral Hugh Mercer in Command of the Flying Camp.-Declara-
tion of Independence.-Announced to the Army.--Downfall of
the King's Statue....
Arrival of more Ships.-Movements of the Phoenix and the Rose.-
Panic in the City.-Hostile Ships up the Hudson.-Stir of War
along the River.-General George Clinton, and the Militia of Ul-
ster County.-Fresh Agitation of New York.-Arrival of Lord
Precautions against Tories.-Secret Committees. - Declaration of
Lord Howe.-His Letter to the Colonial Governors.-His Letter
to Washington rejected.-Interview between the British Adju-
tant-general and Colonel Reed. Reception of the Adjutant-
general by Washington.-The Phonix and Rose in the Tappan
Sea and Haverstraw Bay.-Arming of the River Yeomanry.—
George Clinton at the Gates of the Highlands.
Question of Command between Gates and Schuyler.-Condition of
the Army at Crown Point.-Discontent and departure of Sulli-
van.-Fortifications at Ticonderoga.-The Question of Command
adjusted. — Secret Discontents. Sectional Jealousies in the
Army.-Southern Troops.-Smallwood's Macaroni Battalion.-
Connecticut Light horse
Southern Cruise of Sir Henry Clinton.-Fortifications at Charleston.
-Arrival there of General Lee.-Battle at Sullivan's Island.-
Washington announces the Result to the Army.........
Putnam's Military Projects.—Chevaux-de-frise at Fort Washington.
-Meditated Attack on Staten Island.-Arrival of Ships.-Hes-
sian Reinforcements.-Scotch Highlanders.—Sir Henry Clinton
and Lord Cornwallis.-Putnam's Obstructions of the Hudson.-
The Phoenix and Rose attacked by Row Galleys at Tarrytown.-
General Order of Washington on the Subject of Sectional Jeal-
ousies.-Profane Swearing prohibited in the Camp.-Prepara-
tions against Attack.-Levies of Yeomanry.-George Clinton in
Command of the Levies along the Hudson.--Alarms of the Peo-
ple of New York. - Benevolent Sympathy of Washington. —
The Phoenix grappled by a Fire-ship.-The Ships evacuate the