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IN FIVE VOLS.
Nov 30, 1926.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York.
STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY
H. O. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY.
CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.
Washington takes Command of the Armies.
of General Lee. Characters of the British Com-
manders, Howe, Clinton, and Burgoyne. - Survey
of the Camps from Prospect Hill - The Camps con-
trasted. Description of the Revolutionary Army.
- Rhode Island Troops. Character of General
Greene. Washington 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 Confidential
Friend. Gates as Adjutant-general. — Hazardous
Situation of the Army. - Strengthening of the De-
fenses. Efficiency of Putnam.- Rapid Changes.
Battalions. - Arrival of Rifle Companies. - Daniel
Morgan and his Sharpshooters. - Washington de-
clines to detach Troops to Distant Points for their
Washington's Object in distressing Boston. - Scarcity
and Sickness in the Town. - A Startling Discov-
ery. Scarcity of Powder in the Camp. - Its Per-
ilous Situation. - Economy of Ammunition. - Cor-
respondence between Lee and Burgoyne. - Corres-
pondence between Washington and Gage. The
Dangers in the Interior. Machinations of the Johnson
Family. Rivalry of Ethan Allen and Benedict Ar-
nold. Government Perplexities about the Ticon-
deroga 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 Committee of Inquiry. His Indig-
nation. News from Canada. - The Revolution to
be extended into that Province. -Enlistment of
Green Mountain Boys. - Schuyler at Ticonderoga.
- State of Affairs there. - Election for Officers of
the Green Mountain Boys.—Ethan Allen dismount-
ed. Joins the Army as a Volunteer. - Prepara-
tions for the Invasion of Canada. - General Mont-
gomery. Indian Chiefs at Cambridge. - Council
Fire. Plan for an Expedition against Quebec. —
Departure of Troops from Ticonderoga. —- Arrival
A Challenge declined. A Blow meditated. A Cau-
tious Council of War. - Preparation for the Quebec
Expedition. Benedict Arnold the Leader. Ad-
vice and Instructions. Departure. General
- Camp at Isle Aux Noix. - Illness of Schuyler.
Returns to Ticonderoga. - Expedition of Montgom-
ery against St. John's. Letter of Ethan Allen.-
His Dash against Montreal. Its Catastrophe. —
A Hero in Irons. Correspondence of Washington
British in Boston send out Cruisers.- Depredations of
Captain Wallace 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 Eng-
land. - Committee from Congress. Conferences
carry on the War. Return of Secretary Reed to
Measures of General Howe. Desecration of Churches.
Three Proclamations.-Seizure of Tories.-Want
of Artillery. Henry Knox, the Artillerist. His
Mission to Ticonderoga. Reënlistment of Troops.
Lack of Public Spirit.. Comments of General
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 Garrison
of St. John's. - Generous Conduct of Montgomery.