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...... Still, it was not until September in the same year that a regular prospectus was offered, for 1 yet fea ed the want of matter, as well as the severe labor that I'was sensible would become necessary to obtain it, if to be obtained at all. This prospectus contained these paragraphs:

"Believing, as we do, that the simplicity of the truth, as held rth by those who devised and executed the severance of this country from the power of a despot, bas been widely departed from, no effort on our part shall be wanting to encourage a spirit to seek after and hold on to the principles which appear essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people of the United States; under an assurance that vigilance is the condition on which freedom is granted to us. But we enter upon the undertaking before us with considerable diffidence-fearful of the want of a just discrimination, and also of time for research and reflection to do justice to the weighty concern. It seemed however, to be imposed on us as a duty, and we will execute the task as well as we can.

“The materials, though the sock is pretty large, are not yet sufficient for the extensive work contemplated. The editor of the Register has, for several years, been a collector of scraps and rare things-several gentlemen have liberally contributed articles which they would not have parted with except on an occasion like this; and otbers have promised us liberty to overhaul their neglected stores of old papers: but much useful matter must be in the hands of those with whom we have not yet communicated on the subject; and every patriot is invited to give his aid to this collection, designed to record the feelings of the times that tried men's souls." Letters may be sent to the editor at his cost for postage, and originals will be carefully returned, if requested. When copies from manuscripts are presented, it might be well to permit us to state the source from whence they were deriv. d, if necessary.'

The terms were also set forth it was promised that the volume should contain between four and five hundred pages, and cost, in sheets, the sum of three dollars. A view to pecuniary profit was disavowed-it had nothing to do with the origin or progress of the work, and if a reasonable allowance for money and time expended is afforded by its sale, it will be as much as ever has been expected.

I had no sooner fairly committed myself than I regretted it—the patriots of the revolution did not make speeches to be unattended to by their brethren in congress and fill up the columns of newspapers*. They only spoke when they had something to say, and preferred acting to talking-very unlike the legislators of the present time. I plainly saw that great difficulties would oppose themselves to the fulfilment of my promise- I feared that more was expected of me than any man could do-for the facts that were inanifest to my mind could not be appreciated by all: my pride, (an honest one, I trust), was alarmed—but, in obedience to a fised rule that I have adopted for my own conduct, 1 resolved to meet the difficulty presented and conquer it by perseverance--if I could. To give some idea of the quantity of books and papers that have been looked into to effect this compilation, I think that I do not exaggerate when I say that they were sufficient to load a cart, and hours on hours have been spent in the service without the least profit. Perhaps, I was unlucky or unwise -- that my attention was not directed to the proper sources; it may be sobut of this I am satisfied, that very few of the soul-stirring” speeches of the revolutionary period remain to warm the hearts of a grateful posterity: they were pronounced to be heard, not published.

With this b'ief narrative, I submit the work to the liberality of my countı yinen, American republicans—in the firm belief that, if I have not accomplished alt that was hoped for by soine, it will appear that others are agreeably disappointed; and I am satisfied that good will result from the publication of this collection: it will rescue from oblivion many things that were hastening to it, and lay the foundation, perhaps, of a more extensive and much more perfect work, which I shall always keep in my view.

In explanation it is necessary further to observe, that the leading object of this volume was to shew the feelings that prevailed in the revolution, not to give a history of events; hence, all matters of the latter class have been rejected, except as immediately necessary to shew the effects of feeling. The volume, also, might have been more acceptable if a greater degree of order had been observed as to dates, &c.; but it was almost impossible to approach regularity, in this respect, as well from the nature of things as from the occasional attention, only, that I was able to give to the work--but any inconvenience on this account is obviated by the copious index, o table of contents, prefixed Two articles have been, unfortunately, inserted twice---but. as they are of an excellent quality, I shall not be sorry for it, if the error causes them to be twice read. Many notices of proceedings, &c. are given only to indicate the general conduct of the people on such occasions as they have reference to.

*The earl of Dartmouth asked an American in London, (whose name we cannot call to mind at pre. sent), of how many members the congress consisted? the reply was "fifty-two.” “Why that is the num. ber of cards in a pack," said his lordship-how many knaves are there?" "Not one,” returned the republican-"please to recollect that knames are pasmo anord.100


move the troons from Boston, 211; his speech
Adams, John-letters to him from J. Palmer, on lord Suffolk's proposition to employ the

J. Trumbull, R. Cranch, S. Cooper, &c. 322, savages, 276; his remarks on the declaration
323; his letter to the editor, enclosing a of independence

copy of major Hawley's 'broken hints’ 324; Cheeseman, capt his gallantry at Quebec 370
to gov. Bullock, Ju 1, 1776, 327; to Mr. Christie, James, banished from Maryland 222
Chase, same date, ibid; to Mrs. Adams, July 3, Church, Benjamin, his oration at Boston, 1773, 8
1776, 328.329; respecting com, Tucker 413; Churches, destruction of

Mr A when an a.mbassador, found as a pri. Clarke, gen. George Rogers, an instance of his
vate among the marines,
414 astonishing firmness

Adams, Samuel,

477 Confederation, Drayton's speech on the articles of
Address of the provincial congress of Massachu. and his project of a new bond of union, 98, 104

setts to the inhabitants of Great Britain, 205; Congress-Virginia delegates to 201; meeting of
to the independent sons of Massachusetts, 297; address to the inhabitants of the United
432-see the several states, &c.

States, 1779, 407; held at New-York, in 1765,
America, estimate of the military force of, 211 451; manifesto nf, 1778

American and French soldiers, their comforts, 345 Connecticut-gov. Trumbull's reply to W. Tryon
Andre, major, bis affair with Arnold,

302 210; bis letter to gov. Gage, 437; revolu.
Arms of the United States, a description of, 486 tionary pensioners of, highly interesting, 363,
Army of the revolution statements of its force, 364; election sermon

condition, pay, &c. & 211, 433; voluntary Conscience, Livingston's remarks on liberty of, 306
contributions to support it,

486 Contributions, (voluntary), to furnish supplies
Arnold, at New London, 330; his character, 331;

for the army

bis letter to gen. Washington after his trea Cornwallis-e-address of the abbe Bandole on his

son, 391; procession with his effigy, 391 capture, 268; a letter from gen. Washington,
Asaph, St. the bishop of-his speech,

160 as to the plans laid to capture him, 272; ex-
Asgill, the case of. 317; letters of his mother, 318 tract from Wraxall's memoirs respecung bis
Austin, Jonathan W. bis oration at Boston, 1778, 31 surrender, 277; further particulars 345, 362
Court martial on a spy

Bandole, M. l'abbe, his thanksgiving address on Cropper, gen. notice of his services and death 416
the capture of Cornwallis,

268 Cunningham, the infamous capt. bis confession 274
Barlow's oration,


Barney, Capt. his fight with the General Monk, Dartmouth, the earl of--a letter addressed to 144
361; furtber particulars,

414 Davis, col. his journal kept at Yorktown 465
Barry, capt, mentioned,

415 Dawes, Thomas, his oration at Boston, 1781, 47
Boston, the town of notice of many interesting

Declaration of rights, the draught of Geo. Mason,
things that occurred therein, 464, 468, 470, of Va. 123; of independence in Mecklenburg,
471, 479 to 486 and 489; battle between the N. C. 1775,

132, 135
rope-makers and soldiers, 480; Whig club, Delaware: petition to establish a militia, 1775,
484; Massacre of the 5th of March, with re 257; letter from Dr. Tilton to Dr. Elmer on

Aections, 481; persons proscribed at, 374 the state of things, 1775, 257;Currespondence
*Boston orations" - in commemoration of the 5th of the same, respecting toryism in Susses co.

of March, 1770, when a number of citizens 258, 259; letter of z. G. to the committee at
were killed by a party of British troops, viz. Dover, 257; proceedings of the committee
by James Lovell, Joseph Warren, (two), respecting certain tea, 258; of the saine, with
Benj. Church, Jno. Hancock, Peter Thatcher, the satisfaction tendered to them, on account
Berjamin Hitchborn, Jonathan W. Austin, of a disaffected article published, 260; arrest
William Tudor, Jonathan Mason, Thomas

of a member of the legislature, by the light
Dawes, jun. Gco. Richards Minot, and thos. infantry company of Dover, and proceedings

I to 59 thereon, 261; correspondence of Cæsar and
Botia, Mr. extracts from his history
490 Thomas Rodney, &c.

Brackenridge's eulogium on those who had fillen Delaware river, passage of

in defence of their country, delivered 1779, 119 Drayton, Wm. Henry, charges delivered by him
Brandt, col. his incursion, 1779,

367 in 1776, 72, 81, 92; his speech in the general
Bullock, gov, a speech delivered by him 159 assembly, 1778, 98; his project, 10-4; his ad-
Buiker's hill, incidents of the battle at, 471 dress to lord Howe and gen. Howe 115
Burgoyne, gen. his correspondence with gen. Drayton's memoirs, an extract from

Le, 206; his thundering proclamation, 1777, Dickinson, John, a letter from bim, 1779, 343;
262; laughing reply thereto, 263; proposals his speech in congress

for his exchange, humorous,

264 Dunmore, lord, bis letter to gen, Howe, 1775, 138;
Burke, Edmund, his great speech in favor of con bis wicked proclamation, 1775

ciliation with tbe colonies, 1775, 223 to 248

Bushnell's machine,

469 Effingham, lord, resigns his command in the
British army, &c.

Canada, address to the people of

425 Ellery, William, one of the signers of the decla.
Carpenters' Hall, & speech delivered at 202 ration of independence

Champe, Jolin, interesting history of 300 Estaing, the count de-his declaration in the
Champlain-American and British forces on 430 name of the king, to the ancient French in
Charges, judicial-of Jobn Jay, 1777, 62; W. H America


72, 81, 92 Eulogiuin, by judge Brackenridge, (1779) on
Charleston, proceedings at on arrival of stamps 467

those who had allen in the contest with
Cbatam, lord-a speech delivered by him on the Great Britain

sovereignty of Great Britain, 189; do. to re Exporis, reserves in Virginia respecting 198


Ledyard, col. and others of their fate, &c. at
Farmer, John, his letier to the editor
326 New London

Fayette, the marquis de la-an address to him Lee, gen. his correspondence with gen. Burgoyne,

from the citizens of Baltimore and reply 393 206; letter to the same, 423; the oath exact-
Female patriotism, 305; do. pensioner for ser. ed by him in Rhode-Laland

vices in the revolutionary army, 417; at Bris Lee, Richard Henry, his speech in congress 490
tol, Penn.
420 Lee, captain Ezra, desperate valor of

Franklin, Dr. extracts from several of his letters, Letter from a lady to a British officer 305; from

313; his letter to lord Howe, 315; bis intro Philadelphia, 1774, to a maember of parlia-
duction to the French academy, 316; Jeffer. ment, 418; another from Massachusetts to a
son's letter respecting him, 317; bis letter friend in London, ibid; another from Phila.
to the people of Ireland, 1778-384; his re. delphia, 1775, 4:20; from Charleston, 1775, 423

marks on holding Canada as a 'check' 487 Lexington, the battle of, mentioned in a letier
French-D'Estaing's address to those in North from a lady, 305; some curious particulars


of the affair, 326; receipt of the news 470

Livingston, gov. of New.Jersey, his eble and spi-
Gage, gen. his proclamation offering pardon to rited reply to gen. Robertson, 268; his speech

all but Adams and Hancock, 136; his corres. to the legislature, 1777, 270; his remarks on
pondence with gen. Washington, on the usage

the liberty of conscience

of prisoners, 266: reply to gov. Trumbull' 438 Livingston, Dr. extract from one of his sermons 362
Gardner, col. at the battle of Bunker's hill 370 Lovel, James, bis oration at Boston, 1771, 1
Gates, gen. pleasing instance of his gratitude 276 Loyalists-see "Tories.'

Georgia-speech of gov. Bullock to the provin.
cial congress, 1776
159 MacFingal, an extract from

Germans, (old) of Penn. form a company 420 Manufactures, &c. recommended, 181, 182, 184,
Germantown-anecdote of a brave fellow in the 198, 202, 369, 445; humorous article about 321
battle of

371 Marine Turtle'

Gordon's history, curious particulars respecting 483 Marion, gen. his bardy escape from the enemy
Green, gen. to gen. Lacey
334 377; anecdotes and adventures

Martin, gov. of N. Carolina, his proclamation, 134

Maryland-a letter from addressed to the earl
Hale, captain Nathan

331, 366

of Dartmouth, 144; various proceedings re.
Hancock, John, his oration at Boston, 1774, 12;

specting the importation of British goods,
circumstances that attended its delivery 464

1769, 167; do, in relation to the Boston port
Hand, coi. his reply to col. Mawhood


bill, 172, 173; patriotic recommendations
Haslett, col. a letter of his, Oct. 5, 1776, 341

for a meeting of deputies respecting manufac-
Hawley, major, his broken bints,' 1774, 324; a

tures and home industry, 181; case of James
very interesting letter from bim, 1730 374

Christie, 222; address to count Rochambeau,
Henry, Patrick--see 'Virginia': his famous decla-

398; address of the general assembly to the
claration, 'we must fight,' referred to, 324;

people, 1780

his oratory noticed


Mason, Jonathan, his oration at Boston, 1780 4l
IJistory of John Bull's children


George, of Va.-many interesting parti.
Hitchborn, Benj. bis oration at Boston, 1777, 26

culars of, with a copy of his draught of a de.
Howe, lord and gen.-their 'declaration' in 1776,

claration of rights, and extracts from several
and remarks thereon by 'a Carolinian' 115

of his letters

Ilumiliation and prayer, a day set apart for

Hunter, Mr. of s.c. his daring escape 372

Massachusetts-gen. Gage's proclamation, 1775,

136; proclamation of the general court, Jan.
Hutehinson, gov.-see Massachusetts.'

1776, 142; address of the legislature to gen.
Ilyder Ali, the


Washington and his reply, 143; Boston in.

structions, 156; Malden do. 156; proceedings
Importations of British foods, proceedings re. at Harvard college, 158; proceedings about

specting in Maryland, 167, 169; do in Va. 198 the Boston port bill, 172, 173, 174, 179, 180,
Indians, incursions of, under col. Brandt 367 191; recommendations respecting manufac-
Instructions of Va. to her delegates in congress, 201 tures and home industry, 182; parliamentary
Insurance, rates of in England, 1776

432 proceedings respecting the civii government
Ireland-address to the people by Dr. Franklin, 382 of the colony, 1774, 194; address of the pro.

vincial congress to the inhabitants of Great
Jasper, sergeant-a noble fallow

303 Britain, 205; gov. Hutchinson's speech to the
Jyy, John, a charge delivered by him in 1777 62

legislature, 1773, 279; answer of the house of
Jefferson, Thorpas, letters from him in 1775, 311;

representatives, 237; address to the people
respecting Franklin

317 by the same, 353; resolutions alopted May
Jersey prison ship, noticed


28, 1773, 294; letter to the speakers of the
Jolinsson, gov. speech on the Boston port bill 191

assemblies of other colonies, 295; proceed-
Jol n Bull's children,' the history of


ings in respect to certain letters, 295; ex-
Jones, Puul, anecdoies of him, and his letter to

tract from the governor's message and reply,
Tady Selkirk


Jan. 1774, 296; message to gov. Gage, same

year, 297; address of the provincial congress,

Dec. 1774, 298; refusal of a jury to be im.
Kosciusco-an eulogium upon him


pannelled, 319; Hutchinson's divide et impera

420; recruiting service, 123; address to the
Lacey, gen. his correspondence with the comman. inhabitants of, 432; address of the provincial

der in chief and others, when Philadelphia congress to the people of Great Briiain, 1775,
was possessed by the British, 333; surprised 434; gov. Gage deposed, 435; proclam-
by the el emy

334 tion for a public thanksgiving, 436; test act,
Ladd, Dr. extrac: from one of bis orations 399 (1776)




Mawhood, a British col. bis proposition and the Pennsylvania-Brackenridge's eulogium 119;
reply to it


proceedings at Philadelphia about certain
Memento to Americans, 1776

427 teas imported 170; address of a convention
Minot, George Richards, his oration at Boston, of county committees, 1774, 175; proceed.


ings on the Boston port bill 179; speech de-
Military force of America

211 livered at Carpenter's Hall 202; declaration
Montague, admiral, and a collier

485 of the deputies, June 24, 1776, 252; remon.
Mohawk Indians," who destroyed the tea at strance of James Pemberton and others, con-


fined in the free mason's lodge, Sept. 4, 1777,
Morton, Perez, his oration on the re-interment 255; transactions in the neighborhood of
of the remains of Warren

59 Philadelphia 333 to 335; address of the de.

puties of the colony to the people, June,
New Hampshire-patriotic proceedings, and ad-

1776–379; ordinance defining treason 417;
dress to the people, 1775


Old men's company 420; act respecting per-
New.Jersey-vote of censure on gov. Franklin,

sons scrupulous of bearing arms, ib. on the
and an address to the people, 1776, 154; gov.

monopoly of salt

Livingston's correspondence with gen. Ro.

Pensioners, revolutionary, anecdotes of 363, 364;
bertson, 268; speech of the same to the le.


gislature, 1777, 270; money in the public

Petition of the Americans residing in London 332
treasury appropriuted, 420; instructions to

Philadelphia-original details of events while
the delegates in 1777, 461; cols. Mawhood

the British occupied this city 333; glorious
and Hand

act of gratitude of a sheriff 363; ancient
New-London, the attack upon and savage murders

state of things at

at, by Arnold, &c.

330 Prisoners, the treatment of at New York, by Cun.
New.York-John Jay's charge, (1777) 62; ad-


dress from the legislature to their constitu.


376, 432
ents, 1781, 128; proceedings on the Boston

port bill, 174; association of the sons of li.

Proclamation of the royal gov. Martin of N. Ca-
berty, 1773, 188; letter from the committee

rolina 134; of gen. Gage at Boston, offering
to the mayor, &c. of London, 439; names of pardon to all but 'Ilancock and Adams'
the committee, 441; address of the provin-

136; by the general court of Massachusetts
cial congress to gen. Washington, (1775),

Bay, 1776, 142; of gen. Washington at Bos.
and reply, 441; address of the mechanics to ton, 1776, 143; of lord Dunmore, 1775, 373;
the delegates in the colonial congress, 441;

of congress for a day of fasting, humiliation
resolve respecting the resignation of commis.

and prayer, 1776, 377; another 392; of gen.
sions, 444; about civil suits of law, 444; pro-

Washington on the bombardment of New
ceedings for the encouragement of domestic York

manufactures, 445; on the request of the
Proscriptions at Boston

Baptists for the liberty of preaching to the Putnam, gen. anecdote of

troops, 446; address to gen. Washington and

gov. Clinton, on the evacuation of the city by
Quakers of Pennsylvania

the British, and replies


North-Carolina-declaration of independence in

Ramsay, Dr. David, bis oration on independence,
Mecklenburg county, 1775, 132; royal pro.


clamation of gov. Martin, 1780, 134; address
Randolph, Peyton, bis death

of the provincial congress to the inhabitants
Reed, gen. Joseph, to H. W. esq. 1780

of the British empire, 248; reply of the same
Retaliation-case of Asgill

to gov. Martin's speech

447 Retaliatory measures recommended by congress,

Old men's company

Rhode Island-oath exacted of the people of by

Orations-see · Boston Orations'-also "Eulogi.

Robertson, gen. his correspondence with gov.
ums and speeches.' Perez Morton's on tbe
re-interment of the remains of Warren 59;

Livingston respecting certain traitors 268

Rochambeau, count de-addressed by the peo.
David Ramsay's, at Charleston, 1778–64;

ple of Baltimore and the general assembly

of Maryland, with his replies


Rodgers, Dr. extract from one of his sermons 361
Parliament, British-bishop of St. Asaph's Rodney, Cæsar-collections from bis papers 335;
speech 160; lord Chatham's as to the sove. letters from him

339, 340
reignty of G. B. over the colonies 189; gov.

Thomas, letters from him 341, 342, 343, 344
Johnston's on the Boston port bill 191-of Rush, Dr. bis address to the people of the Unit.
sundry persons (see 'speeches'): on the ci. ed States "the revolution is not over,"
vil government of Massachusetts 194 to 198; 1787

examination of gov. Penn, in the house of Rutledge, gov, of S. C. his speech to the legisla.
lords 249; speech of John Wilkes 345; of ture, 1776

capt, Harvey


Payson, the rev. Mr. in battle!
419 Salem privateers-a complete list of

Pemberton, James, and others-their remon Salt, on the scarcity of


255 Sea fight-an account of the first fought in the
Pendleton, judge-bis charge to grand jurors in revolution

S. C. 1787

404 Sedition-an act of S. Carolina respecting 150
Penn, Mr. his examination in the house of lords, Sermon, Dr. Smith's at Philadelphia, 1775, 215;

249 extract from Dr. Rodgers on the destruce

gen. Lee

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tion of the churches during the war, &c. Tryon, William, his letter to gov. Trumbullanı. 361; extract from one delivered by presi. reply

210 dent Stiles

473 Tucker, commodore, interesting particulars of Slaves, resolves respecting the importation of 198 him

413 Smith, rev. Dr. bis sermon

215 Tudor, William, his oration at Boston, 1779 36 Soldier's daughter, narrative of a

471 Tusten, Dr. a sketch of South Carolina--Dr. Ramsay's oration 64: judge Tyrannicide, ihe-the first vessel built for the

Drayton's charge 72; others by the same naval service of the U. S.-ber battles, &c. 370 81.92; presentments by a grand jury in 1776,

V. 79; other presentments 91 97; judge Dray.

Virginia-interesting facts of George Mason-ton's speech in the general assembly, 1778,

his declaration of rights, and sundry letters 98; an act to prevent sedition and punish in

123; Dunmore's letter to Howe 138; pro. surgents, &c. 150; governor Rutledge's

ceedings in the convention thereon 139; co. speech, 1776, and reply of the legislature

py of the oath extorted by Dunmore 141; 152; resolves 154; thanks to Messrs. Mid. dleton and Rutledge 157; escape of Mr.

proceedings at Norfolk on the Boston port Hunter 371; judge Pendleton's charge 404;

bill 180; do. at Williamsburg, Fredericks address to the gov. lord William Campbell

burg, Hanover, &c. on the removal of certain

arms and munilions of war, 1775, 186; asso449; resolves against the town of Poole and about absentees 450; association of the mem.

ciation respecting the import of British bers of the provincial congress 450; recep.

goods, slaves, teas, &c. and recommending

manufactures 198; insiructions to the dele. tion of stamps

467 Specch-of judge Drayton on the articles of con

gates to congress 201; do. to the delegates of

Cumberland county 211; further instrucfederation, 1778, 98; of gov. Rutledge to the

tions to the delegates in congress-respect. legislature and reply of the same 152; of gov. Bullock to the provincial congress of

ing a bill of rights-toasts drank and the

Union flag unfurled, May 15, 1776, 251; deGeorgia, 1776, 159; of the bishop of S. As pb, in the house of lords, 1774, 160; of

bate on Henry's motion to pu. the colony in

a state of defence, 1775 307; the people lord Chatham, 1774, 189; of gov. Johnston,

called to arms. 1779, 38); the test of 1776, same year, 191; ditto of Mr. Fuller, sir

446; instructions to Messrs. Lewis and George Sackville, Mr. Ellis, gen. Conway,


446 lord North, sir George Young, gov. John. ston, Mr. Harris, sir Edward Ashley, Mr. Ward, gov. Pownal, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Fox, Warren, Dr. Joseph-his oration at Boston 1772, sir Gilbert Elliott and sir Richard Sutton, in 4; another, in 1775, 17; notice thereot 468; parliament, on the civil government of Mas. oration on the re-interment of his remains sachusetts 194; delivered at Carpenter's Hall, 59; eulogium upon him

349 Philadelphia, 1775, 202; of the earl of Chai Washington -his proclamation on taking posses. bam, on removing the troops from Boston sion of Boston, 1776, with the address of the (1775) 211, of John Wilkes, 1775, 345; of assembly and his reply 143; the honors of capt. Harvey 347; fragment of one delivered Hrvard college conferred on bim 158; bis in congress, spirited 423; of a farmer to his correspondence with gen. Gage on the usage neighbors 428; another fragment of a of prisoners 266; his letter explaining the speech 431; of R. H. Lee and John Dickin. plans laid respecting Cornwallis 273; Miss Bon, in congress, from "Botta's revolution" Seward's lines upon 303; correspondence

490 to 495 with gen. Lacey 333; interesting let'ers to Spy, executed, by order of gen. Sullivan 369 C. Rodney, respecting exchanges, want of Stamp-act.congress, the proceedings of, at clothing, violations of parole, and want of length


food 335, 337, 338; to congress shewing his Stoney Point-Wayne's orders previous to the

embarrassitent*, June, 1780, 337; acceptance capture of


of the command of the army 350; his letter Strong measures recommended, 1778

370 to congress, 1776, 350; general orders, 1783, Sullivan, gen. extract from his orderly book 369

353; circular to tbe states, 1783 354; resig. Synod of New York and Philadelphia


nation of bis command 359; first speech to T.

congress under the constilution 359; his or. Tarring and feathering—a Yankee trick, &c. 273; ders to gen. Sullivan, on passiig ve Dela. case of Malcom and an instance of its prac.

ware 361; in want of a pen knife 369; address tice by the British


to the inhabitants of Canada 423, his procla. Tea-proceedings respecting the importation of mation on the bombardment of New York 170, 198; destroyed at Boston 326; anecdote 434; addressed at New York

477 about its use 380; song made on its destruc. Wayne, gen. his orders previous to the attack on tion 470; some particulars of the affair 485 Stoney Point

275 Thatcher, Peter, his oration at Boston, 1776, 23 Weight of several great men in the revolution 376 Thompson, Charles-bis introduction as secreta.

Welsh, Thomas, bis oration at Boston, 1783 55 ry to congress

470, Woman, sentiments of an American, 1780 389 Ticonderoga, capture of, returns, &c. 373/ Wraxall's memoirs, an extract from respecting Tilton, Dr. see Delaware: his letter from Wil. the surrender of Cornwallis

277 liamsburg, Dec. 1781


Y. Tories, declaration and address to the British Yankee doodle-the occasion on which the air king, 1781


was first played in the United States 372 Treason, law declaratory of it

417 Yorktown, interesting particulars of affairs at Trumbull, gov.his correspondeace with W. Try 345, 362; additional 371; extracts from a on 210; with gen. Gage 437 journal kept at the siege of


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