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G. P. PUTNAM, 115 NASSAU STREET.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855,
By G. P. PUTNAM & CO.,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.
JOHN F. TROW,
NOTE TO THE THIRD VOLUME.
WHEN the Author commenced the publication of this work, he informed nis Publishers that he should probably complete it in three volumes. What he gave as a probability, they understood as a certainty, and worded their advertisements accordingly. His theme has unexpectedly expanded under his pen, and he now lays his third volume before the public, with his task yet unaccomplished. He hopes this may not cause unpleasant disappointment. To present a familiar and truthful picture of the Revolution and the personages concerned in it, required much detail and copious citations, that the scenes might be placed in a proper light, and the characters introduced might speak for themselves, and have space in which to play their parts.
The kindness with which the first two volumes have been received, has encouraged the author to pursue the plan he had adopted, and inspires the hope that the public good-will which has cheered him through so long a period of devious authorship, will continue with him to the approaching close of his career.
SUNNYSIDE, June, 1656.
CONTENTS OF VOL. III.
Burke on the State of Affairs in America-New Jersey Roused to Arms-Wash-
ington grants Safe Conduct to Hessian Convoys-Encampment at Morristown-
Putnam at Princeton-His Stratagem to Conceal the Weakness of his Camp-
Exploit of General Dickinson near Somerset Court House-Washington's Coun-
ter Proclamation-Prevalence of the Smallpox-Inoculation of the Army-Con-
trast 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 Colo-
nel Campbell-Washington's Advice to Congress on the Subject of Retaliation-
His Correspondence with Lord Howe about the Treatment of Prisoners-The
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 De-
partment-Winter Attack on Ticonderoga Apprehended-Exertions to Reinforce
Schuyler-Precarious State of Washington's Army-Conjectures as to the De-
signs 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 Reproach-
ful Letter-Gates Appointed to the Command at Ticonderoga-Schuyler con-
siders himself Virtually Suspended-Takes his Seat as a Delegate to Congress,