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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-General Hugh Mercer in Command of the Flying Camp - Declaration 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 Ulster County-Fresh Agitation of New YorkArrival of Lord Howe
Precautions against Tories - -Secret Committees - Declaration of Lord HoweHis Letter to the Colonial Governor-His Letter to Washington rejectedInterview between the British Adjutant-General and Colonel Reed- - Reception of the Adjutant-General by Washington The Phoenix 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
Southern Cruise of Sir Henry Clinton Fortifications at Charleston-Arrival there Battle at Sullivan's Island- Washington announces the Result
of General Leeto the Army.
Putnam's Military Projects-Chevaux-de-Frise at Fort Washington-Meditated Attack on Staten Island - Arrival of Ships - Hessian Re-enforcements - Scotch Highlanders-Sir Henry Clinton and Lord Cornwallis - Putnam's Obstructions of the Hudson - The Phoenix and Rose attacked by Row Galleys at TarrytownGeneral Order of Washington on the Subject of Sectional Jealousies - Profane Swearing prohibited in the Camp-Preparations against Attack-Levies of Yeomanry-George Clinton in Command of the Levies along the Hudson Alarms of the People of New York - Benevolent Sympathy of Washington-The Phoenix grappled by a Fire-Ship-The Ships evacuate the Hudson.
The Battle of Long Island
Episode-Colonel Griffin in the Jerseys - Donop decoyed-Inroad of Cadwalader and Reed Retreat and Confusion of the Enemy's Outposts - Washington recrosses the Delaware with his Troops - The Game reversed - The Hessians hunted back through the Country - Washington made Military Dictator
Howe hears of the Affair at Trenton Cornwallis sent back to the JerseysReconnoitring Expedition of Reed-His Exploits - Washington in Peril at Trenton-Re-enforced by Troops under Cadwalader and Mifflin - Position of his Men Cornwallis at Trenton - Repulsed at the Assunpink - The American Camp menaced - Night March of Washington - Affair at Princeton - Death of Mercer Rout of British Troops - Pursued by Washington - Cornwallis at Princeton Baffled and perplexed - Washington at Morristown-His System of Annoyance - The Tables turned upon the Enemy.
Burke on the State of Affairs in America - New Jersey roused to Arms - Washington grants Safe Conduct to Hessian Convoys - Encampment at MorristownPutnam at Princeton - His Stratagem to conceal the Weakness of his CampExploit of General Dickinson near Somerset Court-House-Washington's Counter Proclamation Prevalence of the Small-Pox-Inoculation of the Army - Contrast of the British and American Commanders and their Camps
Negotiations for Exchange of Prisoners - Case of Colonel Ethan Allen - Of General Lee Correspondence of Washington with Sir William Howe about Exchanges of Prisoners - Referees appointed - Letters of Lee from New York -Case of Colonel Campbell - Washington's Advice to Congress on the Subject of Retaliation His Correspondence with Lord Howe about the Treatment of Pris. The Horrors of the Jersey Prison-Ship and the Sugar-House.
Exertions to form a New Army Calls on the Different States - Insufficiency of the Militia Washington's Care for the Yeomanry Dangers in the Northern Department-Winter Attack on Ticonderoga apprehended - Exertions to Re-enforce Schuyler - Precarious State of Washington's Army - Conjectures as to the Designs of the Enemy - Expedition of the British against Peekskill
Schuyler's Affairs in the Northern Department - Misunderstandings with Congress Gives Offence by a Reproachful Letter Office of Adjutant-General offered to Gates Declined by him - Schuyler reprimanded by Congress for his Reproachful Letter-Gates appointed to the Command at Ticonderoga Schuyler consid ers himself Virtually suspended - Takes his Seat as a Delegate to Congress, and claims a Court of Inquiry - Has Command at Philadelphia.
Foreign Officers Candidates for Situations in the Army - Difficulties in adjusting Questions of Rank - Ducoudray - Conway - Kosciuszko -Washington's Guards -Arnold omitted in the Army Promotions - Washington takes his PartBritish Expedition against Danbury - Destruction of American Stores - Connecticut Yeomanry in Arms-Skirmish at Ridgefield - Death of General WoosterGallant Services of Arnold-Rewarded by Congress - Exploit of Colonel Meigs at Sag Harbor
Schuyler on the Point of resigning - Committee of Inquiry report in his Favor-
The Highland Passes of the Hudson - George Clinton in command of the FortsHis Measures for Defence - Generals Greene and Knox examine the State of the Forts Their Report - The General Command of the Hudson offered to Arnold Declined by him - Given to Putnam - Appointment of Dr. Craik in the Medical Department-Expedition 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 Armies at Middlebrook and behind the Raritan Correspondence between Washington and Colonel Reed
Feigned Movements of Sir William Howe - Baffling Caution of WashingtonRumored Inroads from the North-Schuyler applies for Re-enforcements Renewed Schemes of Howe to draw Washington from his Stronghold - Skirmish between Cornwallis and Lord Stirling - The Enemy evacuate the JerseysPerplexity as to their Next Movement - A Hostile Fleet on Lake ChamplainBurgoyne approaching Ticonderoga - Speculations of Washington - His Purpose of keeping Sir William Howe from ascending the Hudson - Orders George Clinton to call out Militia from Ulster and Orange Counties - Sends Sullivan toward the Highlands Moves his own Camp back to Morristown - Stir among the Shipping Their Destination surmised to be Philadelphia-A Dinner at Head-Quarters - Alexander Hamilton Graydon's Rueful Description of the Army- His Character of Wayne
British Invasion from Canada - The Plan - Composition of the Invading ArmySchuyler on the Alert His Speculations as to the Enemy's Designs - Burgoyne on Lake Champlain His War-Speech to his Indian Allies - Signs of his Approach descried from Ticonderoga - Correspondence on the Subject between St. Clair,