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The

LIFE

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

COMMANDER IN CHIEF

of The

AMERICAN FORCES,

DuriNG THE WAR WHICH Esor ABLISHED THE INDEPENDENCE
of HIs Go UNTRY,

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BEQUEATHED To HIM BY HIS DEcEASED RELAT1ve, AND Now IN Possession
of THE AUTHOR.

To which Is PREFIxED,

AN INTRODUCTION,

cont AINING
A compeNdious view of the colonies PlaNTED BY THE ENGL1sh
on the
continent OF NORTH AMERICA,

FROM THEIR SETTLEMENT
TO THE COMMENGEMENT OF THAT WAR WHICH TERMINATED IN THEIR

INDEPENDENCE.

BY JOHN MARSHALL.

PHILADELPHIA,
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY G. P. WAYNE,

IXISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, To wir. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the thirteenth day of ********: February, in the twenty-eighth year of the i. : SEAL. of the United States of America, CALEB P. WAYNE, * , ,,,,,, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the Title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to Wit:.... “The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the “American Forces, during the War which established the Indepen“dence of his country, and First President of the United States.... “Compiled under the inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Wash“ington, from original papers bequeathed to him by his deceased “Relative, and now in possession of the author. To which is pre“fixed, an Introduction, containing a compendious View of the “Colonies planted by the English on the Continent of North Ame“rica, from their settlement to the commencement of that war which “ terminated in their Independence. By JoHN MARSHALL.” In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States entituled “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned....And also to the Act intituled “An act Supplementary to an Act intituled “An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical

and other prints.” JD. CALDWELL, Clerk of the District of Pennsylvania.

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contFNTs.

CHAPTER I.

Arnold defeated on the lakes....General Carleton appears before Ticonderoga....Retires into winter quarters in Canada....Indian affairs....Treatment of prisoners.... Maritime exertions of America....Paper money....General conduct towards the disaffected....Observations on militia and other defects in the structure of the American army.

CHAPTER II.

American army inoculated....General Heath moves down

*King's bridge, but returns to Peck's-Kill without effecting anything....Skirmishes....State of the army....De*uction of stores at Peck's-Kill....At Danbury....Expedition of colonel Meiggs to Sagg Harbour....Sir William *we moves out to Somerset court-house in great force “Returns to Amboy....Endeavours to cut off the re*at of the American army to Middlebrook, but is dis*PPointed....Lord Cornwallis skirmishes near the Scotch Plains with lord Stirling....The British army embark.

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