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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
Dignity of the Patriot Army asserted
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
at Isle Aux Noix
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
Schuyler on the Sorel. — Reconnoiters St. John's.
- 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
with Schuyler and Arnold. His Anxiety about
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
with Washington. Resolutions of Congress to
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.
- Maclean reëmbarks for Quebec. — Weary Strug-
gle 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 Ainerican Troops
Washington's Anticipations of Success at Quebec. — His
Eulogium of Arnold. — Schuyler and Montgomery
talk of Resigning. - Expostulations of Washington.
- Their Effect. — Schuyler's Conduct to a Captive
Difficulties in Filling up the Ariny. - 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. Corres-
pondence 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. — Instructer!
to keep up the Hospitality of the House. — Journey
of Mrs. Washington to Camp. Her Equipage and
Liveries. - Arrival at Camp. - Domes tic Affairs at
Head-quarters. — Gayeties in Camp. A Brawl
between Round-jackets and Rifle-shirts
Affairs in Canada. — Arnold at Point Levi. — Quebec
Reinforced. Crossing of the St. Lawrence.
Landing in Wolfe's Cove. — Arnold 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 respecting Tory Governors and Place-
- Rhode Island harassed by Wallace and his
Cruisers, and infested by Tories. — Lee sent to its
Relief. His Vigorous Measures. — The Army Dis.
banding.-Washington's Perplexities. — Sympathy
of General Greene. - His Loyalty in Time of Trou-
ble. - 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. — In-
structions to Lee. — Transactions of Lee in Connect-
icut. -- Lee's Policy in regard to the Tories. — Un-
easiness in New York. - Letter of the Committee of
Safety to Lee. - His Reply. - His Opinion of the
People of Connecticut. — Of the Hysterical 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. — Moatgomery 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 Dis-
asters in Canada. Reinforcements required from
New England. — Dangers in the Interior of New
York. Johnson Hall Beleaguered. Sir John
Capitulates. - Generous Conduct of Schuyler. –
Governor Tryon and the Tories. — Tory Machina-
tions. - Lee at New York. - Sir Henry Clinton in
the Harbor.-Menaces of Lee.— The City and River
Fortified. — Lee's Treatment of the Tories. — His
Plans of Fortification. - Ordered to the Command
in Canada. — His Speculations on Titles of Dignity 175
Monotonous State of Affairs before Boston. - Washing-
ton Anxious for Action. — Exploit of Putnam. - Its
Dramatic Consequences. — The Farce of the Block-
ade of Boston. — An Alarming Interruption. – Dis-
tresses of the Besieged. - Washington's Irksome
Predicament. - His Bold Proposition. – Demur of
the Council of War. — Arrival of Knox with Artil.
lery.- Dor ester Heights to be Seized and For-
tified. — Preparations for the Attempt
The Affair of Dorchester Heights. — American aná Eng-
lish Letters respecting it. — A Laborious Night.
Revelations at Daybreak. - Howe in a Perplexity.
A Night Attack meditated. — Stormy Weather.
- The Town to be Evacuated. - Negotiations and