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 American Troops
Washington's Anticipations of Success at Quebec. - His
Eulogium of Arnold. - Schuyler and Montgomery
talk of Resigning. - Expostulations of Washington.
Schuyler's Conduct to a Captive
A Maraud by
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.
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
Lund Washington, the General's
Agent. Terms on which he serves. -
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.
between Round-jackets and Rifle-shirts
Affairs in Canada.
Arnold at Point Levi.
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
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.
Relief. His Vigorous Measures.
Lee sent to its
The Army Dis-
banding.-Washington's Perplexities. - Sympathy
of General Greene. His Loyalty in Time of Trou-
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
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. - 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 Dis-
asters in Canada. - Reinforcements required from
New England. - Dangers in the Interior of New
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.-Dorchester Heights to be Seized and For-
tified. Preparations for the Attempt
The Affair of Dorchester Heights. - American and 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
Arrangements. - Preparations to Embark. - Ex-
cesses of the Troops.- Boston Evacuated. Speech
of the Duke of Manchester on the Subject.-A
Medal voted by Congress.
Destination of the Fleet. Commission of the Two
Howes. Character of Lord Howe. - The Colonies
divided into Departments. — Lee assigned to the
Southern Department.-General Thomas to Canada.
-Character of Lee, by Washington. - Letters of
Lee from the South. A Dog in a Dancing School.
-Committee of Safety in Virginia. - Lee's Grena-
diers. Putnam in Command at New York. - State
of Affairs there. - Arrival of Washington. - New
Arrangements. — Perplexities with Respect to Can-
ada. - England subsidizes Hessian Troops
Arnold blockades Quebec. - His Difficulties. - Arrival
of General Wooster. - Of General Thomas. - Abor-
tive Attempt on Quebec.- Preparations for Retreat.
- Sortie of Carleton. Retreat of the Americans.
Halt at Point Deschambault. Alarm in the
Colonies at the Retreat of the Army. Popular
Clamor against Schuyler.- Slanders Refuted.
Gates sent to Philadelphia with the Canada Dispatches.
-Promoted to the Rank of Major-general. -Wash-
ington summoned to Philadelphia. - Putnam left
in Command. - Conference with Congress. - Army
Arrangements. A Board of War instituted. - The
Clintons of New York. - Mrs. Washington inocu-
lated. Reed made Adjutant-general
Affairs in Canada. - Disaster at the Cedars. Hostile
Designs of the Johnsons.
A Bloody Summer ex-
pected. Forts in the Highlands. — Colonel James
Clinton in Command.
Bridge, and on Long Island
Fortifications at King's
CHAP ER XXIII.
Retreat of General Thomas. His Death.
Sullivan in Command. Scene on the Sorel.-
Sanguine Expectations of Sullivan. — Washington's
Opinion of Sullivan's Character. - Gates appointed
to the Command in Canada.
the Enemy. Reverses.
Retreat of Sullivan.
- Reinforcements of
Thompson captured. -
Close of the Invasion of
Designs of the Enemy against New York and the Hud-
- Plot of Tryon and the Tories. Arrival of a
Fleet. - Alarm Posts.—Treachery up the Hudson.
-Fresh Arrivals. - General Howe at Staten Isl-
and. - 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
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. - Gen-