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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.. 38
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
8.-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 Covę. - 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.
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
ar 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.-