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DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, To Wit. *****••*• be it Remembered, that on the thirteenth clay of « * February, in the twenty,eighth year of the Independence

J Seal. J of the United States of America, Caleb P. Wayne, ********* of the saia District, hath deposited in this office the Title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit:....

"The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the "American Forces, during the War which established the Indepen"dence of his country, and First President of the United States.... "Compiled under the inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Wash"ington, from original papers bequeathed to him by his deceased "Relative, and now in possession of the author. To which is pre"fixed, an Introduction, containing a compendious view of the "Colonies planted by the English on the Continent of North Ame"rica, from their settlement to the commencement of that war which "terminated in their Independence. By John Marshall."

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States entituled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned....And also to the Act intituled " An act Supplementary to an Act intituled "An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

D.CALDWELL, Clerk of the

District of Pennsylvania.

assembles at Faneuil Hall....Moderation of its proceed-

ings....Two British regiments arrive at Boston....Reso-

lutions of the house of burgesses of Virginia....The

governor dissolves the assembly ....The members form

and sign a non-importation association....Measures ge-

nerally taken against the importation of British manu-

factures....General court again convened in Massachu- s-

setts....Its proceedings....Is prorogued....Administration

resolve on a repeal of all the duties except that on tea....

Circular letter of the earl of Hillsborough....New York

recedes in part from the non-importation agreement....

The example generally followed....Riot in Boston....

Trial and acquittal of captain Preston.

CHAPTER III.

Insurrection in North Carolina....Dissatisfaction of Mas-

sachusetts....Corresponding committees appointed....

Governor Hutchinson's correspondence with the admi-

nistration sent over by doctor Franklin....The assembly

petition for the removal of the governor and lieutenant

governor....Hutchinson is succeeded by general Gage

....Measures to enforce the execution of the act con-

cerning duties....Ferment excited in America....The tea

is thrown into the sea at Boston.—Measures of parlia-

ment....General enthusiasm in America....A general

congress is proposed....General Gage arrives in Boston

....Troops stationed on Boston neck....New counsellors

and judges....Obliged to resign....Boston neck fortified

....Military stores seized by general Gage....Prepara-

tions for defence in Massachusetts....King's speech in

parliament....Proceedings of that body....Battle of Lex-

ington.. ..Vote of Massachussetts for raising men....

Meeting of congress....Proceedings of that body....

Transactions in Virginia....Provincial congress of South

Carolina....Battle of Breed's hill.

CHAPTER IV.

Colonel Washington appointed commander in chief of the

American forces....Arrives at Cambridge....Strength

and disposition of the two armies....Deficiency of the

Americans in arms andammunition....Falmouth burnt....

Success of the American cruisers....Distress of the Bri-

tish from the want of fresh provisions....DifficuIty of

re-inlisting the army....Plans for attacking Boston....

Possession taken of the heights of Dorchester....Boston

evacuated.

CHAPTER V.

Invasion of Canada meditated....The Americans enter

that province....Siege of St. Johns....Capture of fort

ChambIee....Carleton defeated at Longueislc....St. Johns

capitulates....Montreal surrenders....Arnold's expedition

by the way of the Kennebec....He arrives before Quebec

....And retires to Point Aux Trembles....Montgomery

lays siege to Quebec....Unsuccessful attack on that place

....Death of Montgomery....Blockade of Quebec conti-

nued....General Thojnas takes command of the army....

The blockade of Quebec is raised....General Sullivan

takes the command....Battle of the Three Rivers....

Canada evacuated.

CHAPTER VI.

Transactions in Virginia....Action at the Great Bridge....

Norfolk evacuated....And burnt....Transactions of North

Carolina....Action at Moore's creek bridge....Invasion

of South Carolina....British fleet repulsed at fort Moul-

trie....Transactions in New York....Measures leading to

Independence....Independence declared.

CHAPTER VII.

Lord and sir William Howe arrive before New York....

Circular letter of lord Howe....State of the American

army....The enemy land in force on Long island....

Battle of Brooklyn and evacuation of Long island....

Fruitless negotiations....New York evacuated.

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