The History of the United States of America, Volume 3

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Contents

Blockade of Boston Massachusetts Army
69
New Hampshire Army
76
Battle of Bunker Hill Death of Warren
82
Indian Commissioners Postoffice Hospital
88
Georgia adopts the Association
95
British Depredations Naval Affairs
100
Camp before Boston Reenlistment of the Army
107
The British in Boston
113
Georgia Flight of Governor Wright
120
Hesitation of Pennsylvania and New Jersey
125
Commercial Regulations Agent sent to France
131
Ratified by New York Pennsylvania Convention
137
Affairs of the Northern Department
143
Battle of Long Island
149
Washington crosses the Hudson
155
State Governments of Maryland and Delaware
161
Battle of Princeton
169
Cavalry Pickering Adjutant General
173
Commissioners to France
179
CHAPTER XXXVI
186
Foreign Officers Jealousy as to Rank
192
Indian Allies Proclamation Ticonderoga taken
197
Langdon and Stark Battle of Bennington
203
Second Battle of Behmuss Heights Skirmishes
209
Gatess Reputation Wilkinson Schuyler
215
Philadelphia abandoned Washingtons extraordinary Powers
221
Defense of Red Bank
225
Distress of the Army
231
Detention of Burgoynes Army
237
Small Success of the British Loyalist Corps
243
Foraging Parties Washingtons Army
248
The British Commission Johnstones Overtures to Reed
254
Troubles from the Western Indians Clarkes Expedition
260
Articles of Confederation Jay President of Congress
266
His Address and Paines Reply
268
Reorganization of the American Army
274
Danger of Charleston Neutrality proposed
280
Kings Ferry on the Hudson occupied by the British
281
Hostilities with the Six Nations New Jersey Troops
287
Repulse at Savannah
293
Issue of Paper stopped Bills of Exchange Expenditures
299
CHAPTER XLIII
354
Nelson Governor Complaints against Jefferson Dictator
357
March to the Southward
363
Capitulation of Cornwallis
369
State Legislatures Assembly
375
Delegates to Congress
381
Descent of landed Property
387
Redemptioners
395
The Continental Congress
401
Provision for settling interstate Controversies
406
He proceeds to Holland his Suspicions of the French Court
412
The Negotiation proceeds without the Knowledge of Ver
418
Operations in the Southern Department Georgia recovered
424
Letter of Marbois
429
Parties in Congress
430
Renewed Discontents among the Officers last Promotions
436
Carleton refuses to surrender the Negro Refugees
440
Paper Money Issues Continental and State
446
Resignation of Morris Livingston and Lincoln
453
Difficulties with Great Britain
455
Treaties with the Southwestern Indians and the Shawanese
461
Symptoms of Disruption
468
Troops raised by Congress
474
Protestant Episcopal Church
480
Rhode Island not represented
484
Proposed Amendment to the Articles 403
489
Judiciary Presidential Veto
490
Report of the Committee
496
Equal Representation in the second Branch agreed to
502
Delegates from New Hampshire take their Seats
503
Dissatisfaction with this Part of the Report Kings Speech
510
The three Compromises of the Constitution
519
Final Amendments proposed Amendments rejected
525
Estimate for 1787 fourteenth Requisition
530
By New Jersey Georgia and Connecticut Governors
536
Application of Kentucky referred to the new Government
543
AUTHORITIES
549
INDEX
565
Continental Congress meets 42
570
Methodist Episcopal Church Baptists 480
578
Virginia plundered by Matthews 281
590

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