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'777. Singular instructions - - - - - 136

The British in Rhode Island - • - - 137

CHAPTER LV.

The Session of Parliament - - " - 138

Rising importance of Fox .... ib.

Debts upon the Civil List - - - - 139

Address to the King from the Speaker - - ib.

Public money ill applied - - - - 140

Partial suspension of the Habeas Corpus - - 141

Fires in the Dockyard ai Portsmouth - ib.

Incendiary attempt at Plymouth ... a,.

And at Bristol - - - - - 142

John the Painter - - - - - ib.

His connexion with Silas Deane ... 143

His trial - - - - - - 144

And execution if,.

Trial of the Rev. John Home - - - - 145

Chatham in the House of Lords - - - 146

His proposals for peace with America - - - 147

111 received by Parliament - - - - 14S

Franklin and Deane in France - - - 149

Arthur Lee in Spain - - - - ib.

Subsidy to the United States - - - - 150

The British ambassador at Paris ... i/,.

Kosciusko - - - - - -151

The Marquis de La Fayette .... ib.

His character - - - - - - 153

He proceeds to America - - - - 154

Cordial reception by Washington - - - 155

Baron Steuben - - - - - ib.

The campaign commences - - - - 156

Skirmish at Quibbletown - - - - 157

The British troops embark ....

And proceed to the head of Elk ... 15s

Battle of the Brandy wine - - - - 159

Advance of the British .... 160;

They enter Philadelphia - < - - - 161

Fort Mifflin ib.

Battle of Germantown -,- - - -162

Attack on the Delaware defences - - - 163

Visit of La Fayette at Redbank - - - 164

Wants of the American army - - - - 165

Letters of Washington to Congress ... ib.

His compulsory requisitions - - - - 167

His camp at Valley Forge - - • -168

CHAPTER LVt.

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1777. Campaign of General Burgoync ... 169

He takes Ticonderoga - - - - - 170

And Fort Edward - - - - - ib.

Atrocities of the Indians - - - - 171

Case of Miss Mac Rea - - - - ib.'

Energy of the New England States - - - 172 j

General Gates - - - - - -173 I

Disaster at Bennington - - - - - ib.

Growing difficulties of Burgoyne - - - 175

His letters to the Secretary of State ... ib.

He passes the Hudson .... 175

First battle on Behmus's Heights - - ib

Second battle .- - - - - - 178

Bravery of Benedict Arnold .... ib.

British losses - - - - - -179

Burgoyne's retreat ..... ib.

His post at Saratoga - - - - - 180

Madame de Riedesel - - - - ib.

Lady Harriet Acland - - - - -181

Councils of war - - - - - 182

Negotiation with General Gates - - - 18 i

Terms of a Convention .... ib.

News from the side of New York - - - 184

Redaction of Forts Montgomery and Clinton - - 185

Further Councils of War - - - - 186

The Convention concluded - - - - 187

The British troops lay down their arms - - ib.

Generosity of General Schuyler - - - 188

Numbers on both sides - - - - 189

General reflections - - - - - 190

Hostile feeling of Gates to Washington - - 192

Washington's noble conduct .... 193

The Convention troops marched to Massachusetts - ib.

Their ill-treatment - - - - 194

Trial of Colonel Henley .... ,J.

The terms of the Convention not fulfilled - - 195

Subterfuges of the Congress - - - - 196

Disapproved by Washington - - - - 197

The British Parliament meets - ib.

Eloquent speech of Chatham' - - - - 1 as

Reply of Lord Sandwich .... 200

Chatham's second speech .... 201

The tapestry hangings .... 202

On the employment of Indians ... 203

Lord Amherst's testimony .... 204

Debate in the Commons .... v,,..

New s of Burgoyne's surrender - - . . 2U6

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1777. Arrival of Lord Petersham ... - 206

Loyal spirit aroused .... - 207

Subscriptions for new regiments ... ib.

And for the American prisoners ... ib.

Effect upon the Court of Versailles - - - 208

1778. Treaty of alliance with America ... 209

CHAPTER LVIL

Lord North pressed with questions - - - 210

Opposition efforts - - - - ib.

Difference between Rockingham and Chatham - 211

Public wishes for Chatham - - - - 212

Letters to and from Lord Bute ... ib.

Lord North's conciliatory views - - - 218

His speech in the House of Commons - - - 214

His two Bills - - - - - - 215

Dejection of the Ministerial party - - - 216 Speech of Fox - - - - - - 217

The Bills pass - - - - - - ib.

The Budget - - - - - - 218

Intended retirement of Lord George Germaine - ib.

Sir William Howe superseded - - - - 219

Lord North desires to resign - 220

And to be succeeded by Chatham ... ib.

Note from the French ambassador ... ib.

Lord North's secret letter to the King - - - 221

The King's reply - - - - ib.

Lord Stormont recalled from Paris ... 222

The French ambassador leaves London - - ib.

The Militia called out - - - - - 223

Commissioners to America appointed ... ib.

Secret overtures to Chatham .... 224

Mr. Thomas Coutts - - - - - ib.

Message of the Rockingham Party ... 225

Representations of Lord Barrington - 226

The King continues inflexible ... ib.

Speculations as to the probable event - 227

State of America at this juncture ... ib.

Last appearance of Chatham in the House of Lords - 229

His death - - - - - - 231

Honours paid to his memory .... 232

His public funeral ..... 234

Lord North continues Minister ... 235

Motion of Sir Philip Jennings Clarke ... 236

Return of Burgoyne to England ... ib.

His speeches in the House of Commons - - 237

The English Roman Catholics ... ib.

The penal code against them .... 238
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CHAPTER LVIII.

Washington at his camp of Valley Forge - - 241

The new Board of War .... ib.

"Conway's Cabal" - - . - - 242

Proposed expedition to Canada ... 243

The scheme relinquished .... ib.

News of the treaty with France ... 244

La Fayette on Barren Hill .... ib.

The " Mischianza" ..... 245

The British Commissioners arrive ... ib.

Their terms rejected ..... 247

Their private correspondence <' 248

They return to England .... ib.

The British troops leave Philadelphia ... 249

Advice of Washington neglected ... ;j.

He pursues the British .... 250

Battle of Monmouth ..... jft,

French squadron under Count D'Estaing - ib.

His designs upon Rhode Island - - - 251

Settlement of Wyoming destroyed - - - 252

British expedition to Georgia - - - - 253

D'Estaing in the West Indies ... - ib.

Return of La Fayette to France ... 255

The Channel fleet - - - - ib.

Admiral Keppel and Count D'Orvilliers - - 256

Action off Ushant - - - - - ib.

Sir Hugh Palliser - - - - - 257

1779. Court-Martial on Keppel .... ib.

And on Palliser - - - - - 259

Keppel resigns his command - - ib.

Proceedings in the House of Commons - - 260 No-Popery riots in Scotland - - - ib. The Protestant Associations - - - 261 Overture to Lords Shelburne and Camden - - ib. Lord Chancellor Thurlow .... 262

War declared with Spain - - - - 263

"Justifying Memorial" by Gibbon - - - 264

Active measures of the Ministry • - - ib.

Royal Proclamation - - - - -266

Camp on Cox Heath ..... 267

French army of invasion .... 268

Allied fleets in the Channel .... 2fi9

They retreat - - 270

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