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CAMPAIGN OF 1776.
Of the operations of General Was hington in New York and New Jer-
sey. The battle on Long Island. The retreat from York Island and
through Jersey. The battles of Trenton and Princeton,
CAMPAIGN OF 1777.
of the operations of General Washington in New Jersey and Pennsyl.
vania, in the campaign of 1777. The battles of Brandy wine and Ger-
mantown. Washington is advised by the Rev. Jacob Duchè, to give
up the contest. The distresses of the American army. Its winter
quarters in Valley Forge. Gen. Washington is assailed by the clam-
ours of discontented individuals and public bodies, and by the designs
of a faction to supersede him in his office as Commander in Chief, p. 61
CAMPAIGN OF 1778.
General Washington prepares for the campaign of 1778. Surprises the
British, and defeats them at Monmouth. Arrests General Lee.
ple, but are quelled by decisive measures. Gen. Washington com-
mences a military journal, detailing the wants and distresses of his
army. Is invited to the defence of his native state, Virginia, but de.
clines. Reprimands the manager of his private estate for furnishing
the enemy with supplies, to prevent the destruction of his property:
Extinguishes the incipient flames of a civil war, respecting the inde-
pendence of the state of Vermont. Plans a combined operation
Washington elected president. On his way to the seat of government
at New York, receives the most flattering marks of respect. Ad-
dresses Congress. The situation of the United States in their foreign
and domestic relations, at the inauguration of Washington. Fills up
public offices solely with a view to the public good. Proposes a treaty
to the Creek Indians, which is at first rejected, Col. Willet induces
the heads of the nation to come to New York, to treat there. The
North Western Indians refuse a treaty, but after defeating Generals
Harmar and Sinclair, they are defeated by Gen. Wayne. They then