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LIFE

OF

WASHINGTON.

CHAPTER I.

Hopes derived from the new Posture of Affairs-Arrival of the

French Fleet-Difficulties about Military Etiquette-Dispute between Count d'Estaing and General Sullivan-Washington still compelled to act on the Defensive-British Army marches up the Hudson-Affair at Egg Harbour-British Fleet dispersed by a Storm-D'Estaing sails for the West Indies—The Army erects Huts in the Highlands and goes into Winter-quarters—Washington's Spring-He dissuades Congress from attacking Canada.

THE sun of liberty seemed now slowly emerging from the dark cloud in which it had been enveloped, with few intervals, ever since the battle of Long Island. It had occasionally broke out for a little while at Princeton and

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Bhaman Pinyt

VIEW OF YORK TOWN, VIRGINIA And of the spot where Cornwallis laid down his arms.

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