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It is to be observed, that in the battle of the Brandywine the rebel forces were met in the open field, and with no very great advantage of fituation. A vićtory was clearly obtained over them; but it was not of that final and decisive kind which the public had expected as the certain consequence of such a meeting, People rarely confider how much trivia and accidental circumstances render al things of this kind extremely uncertain even with any superiority of troops, a goodness of generalship.

Notwithstanding the vićtory of th King’s troops, and the precipitate fligh of the enemy, the royal army proceede

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