The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5) [Illustrated]by John Marshall
The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States. Compiled under the Inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Washington, from Original Papers Bequeathed to Him by His Deceased Relative, and Now in Possession of the Author. To Which Is… See more details below
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The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States. Compiled under the Inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Washington, from Original Papers Bequeathed to Him by His Deceased Relative, and Now in Possession of the Author. To Which Is Prefixed, an Introduction, Containing a Compendious View of the Colonies Planted by the English on the Continent of North America, from Their Settlement to the Commencement of That War Which Terminated in Their Independence.
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CONTENTS (abridged list)
Incursion into Jersey.... General Lacy surprised.... Attempt on Lafayette at Barren hill.... General Howe resigns the command of the British army....
Count D'Estaing arrives with a French fleet.... Meditates an attack on the British fleet in New York harbour....
Arrival of the British commissioners.... Terms of conciliation proposed.... Answer of congress to their propositions....
Divisions in Congress.... Letters of General Washington on the state of public affairs.... Invasion of Georgia....
Discontents in a part of the American army.... Letter from General Washington on the subject....
South Carolina invaded.... The British fleet passes the bar, and gets possession of the harbour of Charleston....
Distress in the American camp.... Expedition against Staten Island.... Requisitions on the states.... New scheme of finance...
Treason and escape of Arnold.... Trial and execution of Major André.... Precautions for the security of West Point....
Transactions in South Carolina and Georgia.... Defeat of Ferguson.... Lord Cornwallis enters North Carolina....
Virginia invaded by Arnold.... He destroys the stores at Westham and at Richmond.... Retires to Portsmouth.... Mutiny in the Pennsylvania line....
Farther state of affairs in the beginning of the year 1781.... Measures of Mr. Morris, the superintendent of finances.... Designs of General Washington against New York.... Count Rochambeau marches to the North River.... Intelligence from the Count de Grasse.... Plan of operations against Lord Cornwallis.... Naval engagement.... The combined armies march for the Chesapeake.... Yorktown invested.... Surrender of Lord Cornwallis.
About the Author
"John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was the Chief Justice of the United States (1801–1835) whose court opinions helped lay the basis for American constitutional law and made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. Previously, Marshall had been a leader of the Federalist Party in Virginia and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1800. He was Secretary of State under President John Adams from 1800 to 1801." -- Wikipedia
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