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TO

EMPERORS,

KINGS,

AND OTHERS,

EXERCISING SOVEREIGN POWER

IN THE

OLD WORLD;

IN HOPES

THAT FROM THE EXAMPLE OF

GEORGE WASHINGTON

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NEW,

THEY WILL LEARN TO AVOID

WAR, 1

TO PROMOTE GOODWILL IN THE

TAMILY OF MANKIND,

AND USE ALL THE POWER THEY POSSESS,

FOR THE

PUBLIC GOOD;

THE

FOLLOWING PAGES

ARL

MOST RESPECTFULLY

INSCRIBED,

BY

THE AUTHOR

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CHAP. V.

CAMPAIGN OF 1778.

Washington makes arrangements for the campaign of

1778.-Crosses the Delaware.--Battle of Monmouth.

Washington sooths the irritation between the

French and American officers at Rhode island.- Dis-

suades from an expedition against Canada.

pp. 106--125.

CH AP. VI.

CAMPAIGN OF 1779.

Discontents in the Jersey line composed by Washing-

ton.-British invade Connecticut.--Sullivan attacks

the six nations of Indians.-General Wayne reduces

Stoney Point.--Major Lee surprises Paulus Hook.

pp. 126-143

CHAP. VII.

CAMPAIGN OF 1780.

General Sullivan invades Staten island.-General Wash-

ington gives an opinion against attempting to defend

Charleston.-General Kniphausen invades New Jera

sey.-Washington guards his stores, and also West

Point.- French fleet arrives. The siege of New York

proposed.--The arrival of a British fleet deranges all

the plans for a combined operation. - pp. 144—163.

CHAP. VIII.

OF '1781.

The Pennsylvania line mutinies.-The Jersey lines follow

their example, but are quelled.--Distresses of the

American army.-General Washington commences a

military journal.—The British carry on extensive ope-

rations in the southern states.-Washington is pressed

to repair to the defence of Virginia, but declines.

Reprimands his manager for furnishing supplies to

the British army.--Extinguishes a threatened civil

war respecting the independence of Vermont.Pro-

jects a plan of combined operations.--Deputes colom

nel John Laurens to obtain the concurrence of France.

Siege of New York proposed, but exchanged

for Yorktown.Lord Cornwallis, invested by the

.

French

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