History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the Continent, Svazek 5

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D. Appleton, 1884
 

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The result of the campaign thus far
74
Loss of both parties
80
His defiant conduct and orders
86
Congress adjourns to Baltimore Fortitude of Samuel Adams
88
What Europe expected The British army at New York
94
CHAPTER VIII
100
Battle of Princeton Mercer mortally wounded Washington in the battle
106
Sovereignty of the people Why America became republican
112
Two houses except in Pennsylvania and Georgia How elected
116
Public worship in the several states
122
American commissioners wait on Wergennes The Count de Aranda
128
American privateers Demands of England Wergennes answers
134
The people of Germany Frederic of Prussia Court of Vienna
140
Lees treason What was thought of him in Europe
146
Meigs at Sag Harbor Wengeful orders of Germain
152
Diversion by way of Lake Ontario Burgoyne meets a congress of Indians
158
Jane Maccrea and her assassin Conduct of Schuyler Success of Clinton
164
Advance of Arnold and flight of Indians and SaintLeger
170
Strength of his army
175
Howe crosses the Schuylkill The British take Philadelphia
181
Burgoyne holds a council of war and offers battle
187
Washington attacks the British by surprise
193
The want of a general government keenly felt
199
The committee of states Mode of amending the confederation
205
His second advance He still fears to attack Returns to Philadelphia
210
Conduct of Washington His enemies shrink back from their purpose
216
State of affairs round New York
218
Burgoynes troops detained Gist Heroism of Biddle
222
Switzerland The republic of the Netherlands
228
Charles Augustus of SaxeWeimar and his ministers
234
CHAPTER XVII
244
The American commissioners presented to Louis XVI and to the queen
250
A French fleet carries a French minister to the United States
256
How parliament came by absolute power
262
The principle of the French treaties Congress ratifies them
268
AFTER THE FRENCh ALLIANCE
279
Failure of the plan to recover Rhode Island
285
A convention of New England states and New York condemn paper money
291
Results of the campaign The union of the states enfeebled
297
DOrvilliers and Keppel Intrigues of Florida Blanca with England
303
THE WAR IN THE SOUTH CLINTON AND LINCOLN
366
DEstaing and the French fleet
372
The spoliation of South Carolina
378
Congress sends Gates to the southern command His relation to congress
384
Rout of Sumter
390
Cornwallis sequesters even debts due to patriots
395
Retreat of Cornwallis The victories and clemency of Marion
401
Antagonism of Virginia and New England
407
Slavery in South Carolina and Georgia In Massachusetts
413
Decision of its supreme judicial court
419
Clinton gives up offensive operations
425
The reward of Andrés captors
438
The criticism and judgment of Washington
444
Wain efforts of congress for reform and revenue
450
Earnest appeal of Washington to Virginia statesmen
456
Disaffection in the Spanish colonies
462
John Adams as sole negotiator of peace
463
The fall of Necker Raynals history
469
The emancipation of the commerce of Ireland
475
Morgan prepares for battle
482
CHAPTER III
489
Cornwallis pursued by Greene retreats to Wilmington
495
He occupies Hobkirks Hill near Camden
498
The British retreat to Charleston
504
Cornwallis sends out two expeditions
510
European influence on the war 336
512
March of the joint army to the southward
516
Cornwallis surrenders his army as prisoners of war
522
The Dutch republic recognises American independence
528
Rockingham and his friends accept power
533
Franklin presents Grenville to Wergennes
539
CHAPTER
545
How Oswalds commission was received by Franklin and Jay
551
The financial policy of Morris
557
Wergennes willing to repress the United States
563
Jay capitulates and attempts to negotiate directly with Shelburne
567
Progress of the peace negotiation
573
John Adams claims the right of fishing near the coast
579
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Strana 222 - If I were an American as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms — never, never, never!
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