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France, particularly in money and a naval superiority, 154. the purposes to be answered by such superiority, 155. his intension of catching Arnold and his detachment in Virginia, 177. declares the absolute necessity of a timely and powerful aid from France, 18 1. disapproves of the British frigate's having been iurnished with provisions, to prevent worse consequences to his house and property, 212. his account of the distresses of his army, ibid, settles with Rochambeau his plan of operations, 2 13. the French troops under Rochambeau join him, 215. Washington changes his plan of operations, 216, marches with the allied army for Philadelphia, 217, arrives at the Head of Elk, 254, before York-Town, 255, opens the trenches, 257, obliges the British to surrender, 260. congratulates the allied army on the event, 261, attends congress,268, his resolution on the hanging of captain Huddy, 293, orders an unconditional prisoner to be sent on from Pennsylvania or Maryland, 315, expresses his concern at captain Asgill's being sent, ib. upon receiving captain Lippincot's trial, and Sir Guy Carletons letter, he laid the whole matter before congress for their direction, 313, admits Asgill to his parole, allows him further indulgences, and expresses his private opinion in favor of his being released, and permitted to return to his friends in Europe, 318. the general receives a letter from count de Vergennes, interceding for the captain, accompanied with Mrs. Asgill, the mother's letter to the count, which are forwarded to congress, who direct that he should be set at liberty, 319. Washington sends with the re

solve of congress, a pa«sport,for his going into New-York, and writes him a polite letter, ib. is informed by Sir Guy Carlcton and admiral Digby, of the negociations for peace, 321, disconcerts the attempts to sow discord between the military and civil powers of the United States, 359. has an interview with Sir GuyGarleton; 367, addresses a circular letter to the governors of the several states,-369, issues out his farewell orders to the armies,375, takes his leave of the officers, 377, delivers in his accounts to the comptroller at Philadelphia, 378. resigns his commission to congress at Anapolis, 379, a few strictures concerning him, 391.

Washington, lieut. col. by a stratagem reduces the British post at Clermont, iii. 124.

Wayne, general, surprised by general Grey, ii. 229, takes Stony Point, 438, attacks the block house at Bergenneck, iii. 66, sent with the Pennsylvania line to Virginia, and joins the marquis de la Fayette, 211, attacks the British army under lord Cornwallis, and extricates himself from a most perilous situation, ibid, proceeds to, and commands in Georgia, 299, routs col. Brown,

324, is surprised by a body of Creek Indians, but repulses them,

325, takes possession of Savannah, upon its being evacuated by the British, ib.

Whitcomb, col. proposes enlisting as a private, i. 418.

White, col. John, with six volunteers, by a stratagem in the night, makes 141 of the enemy prisoners, about 25 miles from the Savannah, iii. 34.

Whitefield, the revd. Mr. his information alarms the New-England ministers, i. 102.

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