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eral George Clinton, and the Militia of Ulster County.
- Fresh Agitation of New York. - Arrival of Lord
Precautions against Tories.- Secret Committees. -Dec-
laration of Lord Howe. - His Letter to the Colonial
Governors. His Letter to Washington rejected. —
Interview 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
Question of Command between Gates and Schuyler. —
Condition of the Army at Crown Point.- Discon-
tent and departure of Sullivan.- Fortifications at
Ticonderoga. The Question of Command ad-
justed. Secret Discontents. Sectional Jealousies
Southern Troops. - Smallwood's
in the Army.
Southern Cruise of Sir Henry Clinton. - Fortifications
at Charleston. Arrival there of General Lee. -
Battle at Sullivan's Island.
nounces the Result to the Army
Patnam's Military Projects. Chevaux-de-frise at Fort
Washington. Meditated Attack on Staten Island.
-Arrival of Ships. Hessian Reinforcements. -
Scotch Highlanders. - Sir Henry Clinton and Lord
Putnam's Obstructions of the Hudson.
- The Phoenix and Rose attacked by Row Gallies
at Tarrytown.-General Order of Washington on
the Subject of Sectional Jealousies.-Profane Swear-
ing 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 Phenix grappled
by a Fire-ship. - The Ships evacuate the Hudson .
Long Island in Possession of the Enemy. - Distressed
Situation of the American Army at New York. —
Question of Abandoning the City. - Letters from
Either Camp.- Enemy's Ships in the Sound.- Re-
moval of Women and Children from the City. -
Yearning for Home among the Militia. Tolerant
Ideas of Washington and Greene. - Fort Constitu-
tion. - Conference of Lord Howe with a Com-
mittee from Congress
CHAPTER XXXIV. -
Movements of the Enemy. - Councils of War. - Ques-
tion of the Abandonment of the City. - Distribu-
tion of the Army. Ships in the East River. - The
Enemy at Hell Gate. Skirmish at Turtle Bay. -
Panic of the Connecticut Militia. Rage and Per-
sonal Peril of Washington.- Putnam's Perilous Re-
treat from the City.-British Regale at Murray Hill 373
Fortified Camp at King's Bridge. — American and Brit-
ish Lines. The Morris House.
ilton. The Enemy Advance.
- Successful Skir-
mish. Death of Knowlton. Great Fire in New
Reorganization of the Army. - Exchange
- Daniel Morgan Regained. - De
Lancey's Tory Brigade. - Robert Rogers, the Par-
tisan. His Rangers. - The Roebuck, Phoenix, and
Tartar in the Hudson. - Military Movements by
Land and Water. - Letter of John Jay
Lee expected in Camp. - His Letter of Advice to the
President of Congress. The Enemy at Throg's
Neck. Washington's Arrangements. - Rides to
Throg's Neck.-The Enemy brought to a Stand.
-Military Movements. - Arrival of Lee.-A Com-
Criticises the Conduct of
mand assigned to Him.
Congress and the Army. - Council of War. The
Army to move to the Mainland. - Fort Washing-
ton to be kept up
Army Arrangements. - Washington at White Plains.
The Enemy at Throg's Point.-Skirmish of Colonel
Glover.-Attempt to surprise Rogers, the Renegade.
-Troopers in a Rough Country.-Alarms at White
Plains. Cannonading of Ships at Fort Washing-
ton. - - March of Lee. Fortified Camp at White
Plains. Reconnoitering. The Affair at Chatter-
ton Hill. Relative Situation of the Armies.
of the Troops. George Clinton's Idea of Strategy.
Movement of the British Army. - Incendiaries at
Conjectures as to the Intentions of the Enemy. - Conse-
Correspondence with Greene
respecting Fort Washington. -Distribution of the
Army. Lee left in Command at Northcastle.
Instructions to Him. - Washington at Peekskill.
Visits to the Posts in the Highlands
Affairs on Lake Champlain.
- Gates at Ticonderoga.
Military Preparations of Sir
Guy Carleton at St. John's. - Nautical Encounters.
Gallant Conduct of Arnold and Waterbury.
Carleton in Possession of Crown Point. His Re-
turn to Canada and Winter Quarters
- Affairs at Fort Washington. - Question about its
Abandonment. - Movements of Howe. The Fort
summoned to Surrender. Refusal of Colonel Ma-
gaw. The Fort attacked. - Capture of the Fort
and Garrison. Comments of Washington on the
State of Affairs
The Enemy cross the Hudson. Retreat of the Garrison
from Fort Lee. - The Crossing of the Hackensack.
Lee ordered to move to the West Side of the
River. Reed's Letter to him. Second Move of
the Army beyond the Passaic. - Assistance sought
from Various Quarters.
Schemes of Lee.- Heath stanch to his Instructions.
-Anxiety of George Clinton for the Safety of the
Hudson. - Critical Situation of the Army. - Dis-
paraging Correspondence between Lee and Reed. —
Washington retreats across the Raritan. - Arrives
at Trenton. Removes his Baggage across the Del-
aware. Dismay and Despondency of the Coun-
try. Proclamation of Lord Howe. - Exultation
of the Enemy. Washington's Resolve in Case of
Lee at Peekskill.
- Stanch Adherence of Heath to Or-
ders. Lee crosses the Hudson. Washington at
Trenton. Lee at the Heels of the Enemy. - His
Speculations on Military Greatness. - Forced March
of Cornwallis. Washington crosses the Delaware.
Putnam in Command at Philadelphia. - Baffling
Letters of Lee. - Hopes to reconquer the Jerseys.
· Gates on the March. Lee Quartered at Bask-
ingridge. Surprised and Captured. Speculations
on his Conduct.
Washington clothed with Additional Powers. - Recruit-
ment of the Army. - Increased Pay. - Colonel John
Cadwalader. - Arrival of Sullivan. - Gates. - Wil-
kinson. A Coup de Main Meditated.
Affairs at Trenton.
- His Comments on Washington's Plans.
arations for the Coup de Main. - Crossing of the
Delaware. Attack on the Enemy's Forces at
Trenton.- Death of Rahl. His Character