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CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.
Washington takes command of the Armies.-Sketch of General Lee.
-Characters of the British Commanders, Howe, Clinton, and
Burgoyne.-Survey of the Camps from Prospect Hill.-The
Camps contrasted.-Description of the Revolutionary Army.—
Rhode Island Troops.-Character of General Greene.-Washing-
ton represents the Deficiencies of the Army.-His Apology for
the Massachusetts Troops.-Governor Trumbull.-Cragie House,
Questions of Military Rank.-Popularity of Putnam.-Arrangements
at Head-quarters.-Colonel Mifflin and John Trumbull, Aides-
de-camp.-Joseph Reed, Washington's Secretary and Confiden-
tial Friend.-Gates as Adjutant-general.-Hazardous Situation
of the Army.-Strengthening of the Defenses.-Efficiency of
Putnam.-Rapid Changes.-New Distribution of the Forces.-
Rigid Discipline.-Lee and his Cane.-His Idea as to strong
Battalions.-Arrival of Rifle Companies.-Daniel Morgan and
his Sharpshooters.-Washington declines to detach Troops to
Distant Points for their Protection.-His Reasons for so doing.. 36
Washington's Object in distressing Boston.-Scarcity and Sickness
in the Town.-A Startling Discovery.-Scarcity of Powder in
the Camp.-Its Perilous Situation. -Economy of Ammunition.
-Correspondence between Lee and Burgoyne.-Correspondence
between Washington and Gage.-The Dignity of the Patriot
Dangers in the Interior.-Machinations of the Johnson Family.—
Rivalry of Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.-Government Per-
plexities about the Ticonderoga Capture.-Measures to secure
the Prize.-Allen and Arnold ambitious of Future Laurels.-
Projects for the Invasion of Canada.-Ethan Allen and Seth
Warner honored by Congress.-Arnold displaced by a Commit-
tee of Inquiry. His Indignation.-News from Canada.-The
Revolution to be extended into that Province.-Enlistment of
Green Mountain Boys.-Schuyler at Ticonderoga.-State of Af-
fairs there.-Election for Officers of the Green Mountain Boys.
-Ethan Allen dismounted.-Joins the Army as a Volunteer.~
Preparations for the Invasion of Canada.-General Montgomery.
-Indian Chiefs at Cambridge.-Council Fire.-Plan for an Ex-
pedition against Quebec.-Departure of Troops from Ticonde-
roga.-Arrival at Isle Aux Noix......
A Challenge declined.-A Blow meditated.-A Cautious Council of
War.-Preparation for the Quebec Expedition.-Benedict Ar-
nold the Leader.-Advice and Instructions.-Departure.-Gen-
eral Schuyler on the Sorel.-Reconnoiters St. John's.-Camp at
Isle Aux Noix.-Illness of Schuyler.-Returns to Ticonderoga.-
Expedition of Montgomery against St. John's.-Letter of Ethan
Allen.-His Dash against Montreal.-Its Catastrophe.-A Hero
in Irons.-Correspondence of Washington with Schuyler and
Arnold.-His Anxiety about them....
British in Boston send out Cruisers.-Depredations of Captain Wal-
lace along the Coast.-Treason in the Camp.-Arrest of Dr.
Church. His Trial and Fate.-Conflagration of Falmouth.-
Irritation throughout the Country.—Fitting out of Vessels of
War.-Embarkation of General Gage for England.-Committee
from Congress.-Conferences with Washington.-Resolutions of
Congress to carry on the War.-Return of Secretary Reed to
Measures of General Howe.-Desecration of Churches.-Three Proc-
lamations. - Seizure of Tories. Want of Artillery.-Henry
Knox, the Artillerist.-His Mission to Ticonderoga.-Reënlist-
ment of Troops.-Lack of Public Spirit.-Comments of Gen-
Affairs in Canada.-Capture of Fort Chamblee.-Siege of St. John's.
—Maclean and his Highlanders.--Montgomery on the Treatment
of Ethan Allen.-Repulse of Carleton.-Capitulation of the Gar-
rison of St. John's.-Generous Conduct of Montgomery.-Mac-
lean reembarks for Quebec.-Weary Struggle of Arnold through
the Wilderness.-Defection of Colonel Enos.-Arnold in the
Valley of the Chaudiere.-His Arrival opposite Quebec.-Sur-
render of Montreal.-Escape of Carleton.-Home-sickness of the
Washington's Anticipations of Success at Quebec.-His Eulogium of
Arnold.-Schuyler and Montgomery talk of Resigning.-Expos-
tulations of Washington.-Their Effect.-Schuyler's Conduct to
a Captive Foe.......
Difficulties in Filling up the Army. -The Connecticut Troops Persist
in going Home.-Their Reception There.-Timely Arrival of
Spoils in the Camp.-Putnam and the Prize Mortar.-A Maraud
by Americans.-Rebuked by Washington.-Correspondence of
Washington with General Howe about the Treatment of Ethan
Allen.-Fraternal Zeal of Levi Allen.-Treatment of General
Prescott.-Preparations to Bombard Boston.-Battery at Lech-
mere's Point.-Prayer of Putnam for Powder..
Mount Vernon in Danger.-Mrs. Washington invited to the Camp.—
Lund Washington, the General's Agent.-Terms on which he
serves.-Instructed to keep up the Hospitality of the House.-
Journey of Mrs. Washington to Camp.-Her Equipage and Liv-
eries.-Arrival at Camp.-Domestic Affairs at Head-quarters.—
Gayeties in Camp.-A Brawl between Round-jackets and Rifle-
Affairs in Canada.-Arnold at Point Levi.-Quebec Reinforced.—
Crossing of the St. Lawrence.-Landing in Wolfe's Cove.-Ar-
nold on the Heights of Abraham.-Cautious Counsel.-Quebec
Aroused. The Invaders baffled. Withdraw to Point Aux
Trembles.-Booming of Cannon.-Carleton at Quebec.-Letter
of Washington to Arnold.....
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.—