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Gates mistaken as to
the Northern Department.
The Highland Passes of the Hudson. - George Clinton
in Command of the Forts. His Measures for De-
fense. Generals Greene and Knox examine the
State of the Forts. Their Report. The General
Command of the Hudson offered to Arnold. - De-
clined by him. Given to Putnam. Appointment
of Dr. Craik in the Medical Department. — Expe-
dition planned against Fort Independence. - But
Relinquished. Washington shifts his Camp to
Middlebrook. - State of his Army. - General Howe
crosses into the Jerseys. - Position of the Two Ar-
mies at Middlebrook and behind the Raritan..
Correspondence between Washington and Colonel
Feigned Movements of Sir William Howe. Baffling
Caution of Washington. - Rumored Inroads from
the North.-Schuyler applies for Reinforcements.
- Renewed Schemes of Howe to draw Washington
from his Stronghold.-Skirmish between Cornwallis
and Lord Stirling. The Enemy evacuate the Jer-
seys. Perplexity as to their Next Movement.
Hostile Fleet on Lake Champlain. Burgoyne ap-
proaching Ticonderoga. Speculations of Wash-
ington.-His Purpose of keeping Sir William Howe
from ascending the Hudson. - Orders George Clin-
Conway. Thwarted by Washington. Conway
Cabal. - Gates remiss in Correspondence. — Dila-
tory in Forwarding Troops. Mission of Hamilton
to Gates. Wilkinson bearer of Dispatches to Con-
gress. A tardy Traveller. - His Reward.
way Correspondence detected. Washington's
Further Hostilities on the Delaware. - Fort Mifflin at-
tacked. — Bravely defended. — Reduced. Mission
of Hamilton to Gates. Visits the Camps of Gov-
ernor Clinton and Putnam on the Hudson. — Put-
nam on his Hobby-horse. - Difficulties in procur-
ing Reinforcements. - Intrigues of the Cabal.
Letters of Lovell and Mifflin to Gates. The Works
at Red Bank destroyed. - The Enemy in possession
Question of an Attack on Philadelphia.
at Head-quarters. - Enemy's Works reconnoitered.
-Opinions in a Council of War. Exploit of
Lafayette. - Receives Command of a Division.
Modification of the Board of War.
Preside. - Letter of Lovell. —Sally Forth of Gen-
eral Howe. - Evolutions and Skirmishes. — Con-
way Inspector-general. — Consultation about Win-
ter-quarters. —- Preary March to Valley Forge.
Hutting Washington's Vindicatory Letters.
Gait the Ascendant- The Conway Letter. - Sus-
Gates and Washington. Warning Letter from
Anonymous Letters. - Projected Ex-
Gates undertakes to Explain the Conway Correspond-
Washington's Searching Analysis of the
Explanation. Close of the Correspondence.
Spurious Letters published. Lafayette and the
Canada Expedition. His Perplexities. - Counsels
More Trouble about the Conway Letter.
ence between Lord Stirling and Wilkinson.- Wil-
kinson's Honor wounded. His Passage at Arms
with General Gates. - His Seat at the Board of War
uncomfortable. - Determines that Lord Stirling shall
Bleed. His Wounded Honor healed. His Inter-
view with Washington. - Sees the Correspondence
of Gates. - Denounces Gates and gives up the Sec-
retaryship. Is thrown out of Employ. - Closing
Committee of Arrangement. Reforms in the Army.
-Promoted. Letter from General Lee. — Bur-
goyne returns to England. Mrs. Washington at
Valley Forge. - Bryan Fairfax visits the Camp. -
Arrival of the Baron Steuben. -- His Character.
Fore Hescous of the Hudson. — Project to surprise Sir
Heary Clinton. General Howe forages the Jer-
Salps and Stores burnt at Bordentown.-
Flans for the next Campaign. -Gates and Mifflin
under Washington's Command. — Downfall of Con-
way. — Lord North's Corellatory Bills-Sent to
Washington by Governor Tryon. Resolves of Con-
gress — Lecter of Washington to Tryon — Rejoic-
ZsBra detached to keep Watch on Philadelphia. -
Ets Position at Barron H2L-Plan of Sir Henry to
Washington Alarmed for his Safety.
-tragen y the Marquis — Exchange of Gen-
eral tee and Colonel Frhan Allen.
Washington's Opinion of Him. -
Preparacious in Philadelphia to evacuate. — - Wash-
get's leasures in Consequence. Arrival of
VILLANATS tem gland. Their Disappoint-
angi, of War. —Lee opposed to any At-
Mladebbia evacuated. Movements in
Purut à Or Beary Clinton. — Another Council of
Quafer of Opinions. — Contradictory Con-
Petala paring the Command. — The Battle
Voach Court house — Subsequent March of
ington and the Count D'Estaing. - Plans of the
Count. Perturbation at New York. Excitement
in the French Fleet. - Expedition against Rhode
Island. Operations by Sea and Land. - Failure
of the Expedition. — Irritation between the Allied
Forces. Considerate Letter of Washington to the
Indian Warfare. - Desolation of the Valley of Wyo-
Winter Cantonments of the American Army. Wash-
ington at Middlebrook. - Plan of Alarm Signals
for the Jerseys. - Lafayette's Project for an Invas-
ion of Canada. Favored by Congress. Con-
demned by Washington. - Relinquished. - Wash-
ington in Philadelphia. - The War Spirit declining.
- Dissensions in Congress. Sectional Feelings.
Patriotic Appeals of Washington. Plans for the