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assembles at Faneuil Hall....Moderation of its proceed-

ings.-..Two British regiments arrive at Boston....Reso-

lutions of the house of burgesses of Virginia....The

governor dissolves the assembly....The members form

and sign a non-importation association....Measures ge-

nerally taken against the importation of British manu-

factures....General court again convened in Massachu-

setts....Its proceedings....Is prorogued....Administration

resolve on a repeal of all the duties except that on tea....

Circular letter of the earl of Hillsborough....New York

recedes in part from the non-importation agreement....

The example generally followed....Riot in Boston....

Trial and acquittal of captain Preston.

CHAPTER III.


Insurrection in North Carolina....Dissatisfaction of Mas-

sachusetts....Corresponding committees appointed....

Governor Hutchinson's correspondence with the admi-

nistration sent over by doctor Franklin....The assembly

petition for the removal of the governor and lieutenant

governor....Hutchinson is succeeded by general Gage

....Measures to enforce the execution of the act con-

cerning duties....Ferment excited in America....The tea

is thrown into the sea at Boston....Measures of parlia-

ment....General enthusiasm in America....A general

congress is proposed....General Gage arrives in Boston

....Troops stationed on Boston neck....New counsellors

and judges....Obliged to resign....Boston neck fortified

....Military stores seized by general Gage....Prepara-

tions for defence in Massachusetts....King's speech in

parliament....Proceedings of that body....Battle of Lex-

ington....Vote of Massachussetts for raising men....

Meeting of congress....Proceedings of that body....

Transactions in Virginia....Provincial congress of South

Carolina....Battle of Breed's hill.

CHAPTER IV.

Colonel Washington appointed commander in chief of the

American forces.—Arrives at Cambridge....Strength

and disposition of the two armies....Deficiency of the

Americans in arms andammunition....Falmouth burnt....

Success of the American cruisers....Distress of the Bri-

tish from the want of fresh provisions....Difficulty of

re-inlisting the army....Plans for attacking Boston....

Possession taken of the heights of Dorchester....Boston

evacuated.

CHAPTER V.

Invasion of Canada meditated....The Americans enter

that province....Siege of St. Johns....Capture of fort

Chamblce....Carleton defeated at Longueisle....St. Johns

capitulates....Montreal surrenders.... Arnold's expedition

by the way of the Kennebec....He arrives before Quebec

....And retires to Point Aux Trembles....Montgomery

lays siege to Quebec...Unsuccessful attack on that place

....Death of Montgomery....Blockade of Quebec conti-

nued....General Thomas takes command of the army....

The blockade of Quebec is raised....General Sullivan

takes the command....Battle of the Three Rivers....

Canada evacuated.

CHAPTER VI.

Transactions in Virginia....Action at the Great Bridge....

Norfolk evacuated.... And burnt....T ransactions of North

Carolina....Action at Moore's creek bridge....Invasion

of South Carolina....British fleet repulsed at fort Moul-

trie....Transactions in New York....Measures leading to

Independence....Independence declared.

CHAPTER VII.

Lord and sir William Howe arrive before New York....

Circular letter of lord Howe....State of the American

army....The enemy land in force on Long island....

Battle of Brooklyn and evacuation of Long island—.

Fruitless negotiations....New York evacuated.

CHAPTER VIII.
Skirmish on the heights of Haerlem....The enemy land
at Frogs' neck....The American army evacuates York
island, except fort Washington....Both armies move
towards the White Plains....Battle of the White Plains....
The British army returns to King's bridge, and gene-
ral Washington with a part of his army crosses the
North river....The lines of fort Washington carried by
the enemy, and the garrison made prisoners....Evacu-
ation of fort Lee....Weakness of the American army....
Ineffectual attempts to raise the militia....General Wash-
ington retreats through Jersey....Capture of general
Lee....General Washington crosses the Delaware....
Danger of Philadelphia....The British go into winter
quarters....Battle of Trenton....Of Princeton....Firmness
of Congress.

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