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1774. Wilkes installed as Lord Mayor - - 19

Serjeant Glynn - - - - - 20

'775. Reappearance of Chatham in Parliament - - 21

He moves an Address to the King ... ib.

The Duke of Cumberland and Dr. Price - - 23

Interviews between Chatham and Franklin - - 25

Solemn assurances from the latter ... ib.

Chatham frames a Conciliatory Bill - - 26

His opening speech - - - - - 27

Reply of Lord Sandwich - - - - ib.

The Bill is rejected - - - - - 28

111 consequences of that event - - - - 29

Ministerial differences - - - - - 30

Interview between Franklin and Lord Howe - - 31

Scheme of conciliation from Lord North - - ib.

Ill received by the Bedford party - - 32

Resolutions moved by Burke - - - 33

His admirable speech - - - - - ib.
Periods of 1704 and 1774 .... ib.

CHAPTER LII.

The winter in Massachusetts - - - - 35

The Stockbridge Indians .... ib.

Expedition of British troops to Concord - - 36

First blood shed at Lexington .... ib.

Retreat of the British - - - - - 37

"Yankee-Doodle" and "Chevy Chase" ib.

Colonel Israel Putnam - - - - 38

American blockade of Boston - - - - 39

Benedict Arnold ..... it,.

Ticonderoga surprised - - - - ib.

Meeting of the second Congress at Philadelphia - 40

Arrival of Franklin - - - - ib.

Continental paper-money - - - - 41

Measures to raise an army - - - 42

Washington chosen Commander-in-chief - - ib.

His early life - - - - - - 43

His character - - - - - - 45

He sets out for Massachusetts - - - 53

The British troops at Boston .... ih.

Generals Gage and Burgoyne - ib.

Movements of the Americans - - - - 54

Battle of Bunker's Hill - 55

Its results - - - - - 58

Letters of General Gage - - - - 59

Speech of Patrick Henry - - - - 60

Proceedings of Congress - - - 61

"The Olive-branch" - - - - - 62
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1775. Terms desired - - - - - - 63

Accession of Georgia - - - - - ib.

Hunting shirts - - - - 64

Washington's camp described - - - - 65

Want of powder - - - - - 66

General Gage returns to England - - - 67

CHAPTER LI1L

Public feeling in England - - - - 68

The City magistrates - - - - - 69

Mission of Richard Penn - - - - ib.

Its ill reception ib.

The King's Speech 1 - - - - 70

The Duke of Grafton retires from office - - 71

Opposition tactics - - - - 72

New Acts of Parliament - ib.

Illness of Lord Chatham - - - - 73

His son flings up his commission - - - 74

Burning of the town of Falmouth - ib.

Proceedings of Lord Dunmore in Virginia - 75

His unjustifiable severities - ib.

The Americans invade Canada - - 76

Expedition of Arnold - - - - - 77

Assault upon Quebec - - - - 79

Montgomery falls - - - - - ib.

1776. Votes of Congress - - - - -80

Blockade of Boston continued - - - - 81

Washington's complaints ... - ib.

Condition of the British troops - - - 82

Their preparations to re-embark - - - 83

Their departure - - - • - ib.

Sufferings of the loyalists - - - - 84

Medal struck by the insurgents - - 85

Hiring of troops in Germany - - - 86

Bitter jest by the King of Prussia - - - 87

Warfare in South Carolina - - - - 68

Canada recovered by the British - - - 89

Employment of the Indians as auxiliaries - - ib

General Howe arrives off Sandy Hook • 9C

And is joined by Lord Howe - ib.

Altered feelings of the Americans - - 92

Pamphlets by Thomas Paine - - - - 93

Political sermons - - - - - ib.

Declaration of Rights in Virginia - - - 94

Mission of Silas Deane to France - - - ib

Divisions in the Congress - - - - 95

Independence first proposed bv Mr. Lee - - ib

A Committee appointed - 96

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1776. A Draft Declaration - - - - 96

Adopted with amendments - - - - 98

And formally promulgated - - - - 99

"The United States" - - - - - 101

General reflections ----- 102

CHAPTER LIV.

Washington at New York - 107

Letters of Lord Howe - - - - - 108

The British land in Long Island ... 109

Battle of Brooklyn - - - - - ib.

Danger and distress of the Americans - - - 110

They re-emhark - - - - -111

British overtures for peace . ib.

Committee appointed hy the Congress - - - 112

Interview with Lord Howe ... - ib.

Project to burn New York - - - - 113

Lines of Haerlem - - - - -114

New York entered by the British - - - 115

Incendiary attempts - - - - - 116

Provincial jealousies - - - - -117

Disorganisation of the American army - - ib.

The barber Captain - - - - ib.

Dilatory measures of Congress - - - 118

Mission of Franklin to France - - - -119

Articles of Confederation - - - - 120

Gouverneur Morris - - - - - ib.

Samuel Adams - - - - - 121

The loyalist minority in Congress - - - 122

Overtures to Prince Charles Stuart - ib.

Pennsylvania and the single Chamber - 123

Washington on the White Plains - - - 124

Action near Chatterton's Hill - - - - ib.

The British invade New Jersey ... J25

Retreat of the Americans ... - ib.

The " Sons of Liberty" - - - - 126

General Lee taken prisoner - - - - 127

Danger of Philadelphia ... - ib.

Prospects of Washington - - - - 128

His night-march on Trenton - - - - 129

And surprise of the Hessian troops - - - 130

1777. His post beyond the Assanpink ... ib.

Another night march - - - - -131

Action at Princeton - - - - - 132

New Jersey recovered by the Americans - - 133

Close of the Campaign - - - - 134

Moral effects of Washington's successes - - ib.

Change of feeling in Congress ... 135

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