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[Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1835, by
JAMES K. PAULDING, in the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New-York.]
THE SECOND VOLUME.
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
CHAPTER II. Consequences of the Alliance with France-Remission of activity on the part of Congress and the People—The British Ministers roused to new exertions—Incitements of Washington to Vigilance and Preparation-Wants and disaffection of the Troops-Mutiny of the Connecticut Line-Overtures for Pacification rejected by Congress-Massacre of WyomingCapture of Stony Point-General Wayne—The Tide of War flows towards the South
CHAPTER III. State of the South - Marion-Anecdote—Situation of the
Northern Army-Firmness and Patriotism of the Army and People-Effects of the French Alliance-Paper-money-Defects in the Military Establishment-Disposition to MutinyResolution of the Officers to Resign-Prevented by the Influ
ence of Washington-Bank in Philadelphia-Patriotism of American Women-Expostulation of Washington with Congress-Incursion of the Enemy into New-Jersey, and noble conduct of the Jersey Blues-Washington-Clinton comes from the South–Invades New Jersey, and retires-Arrival of a French Fleet and Army-Operations in consequenceClose of the Campaign
CHAPTER V. Opening of the Year 1781—Mutinies-Conduct of Washington, and his Motives—Commences a Journal-Extracts--Reprimand to his Overseer-Disputes between New-York and Vermont-Washington interposes his good offices effectually -Ruinous State of the Finances-Colonel Lawrence sent to France-Letter of Washington-French and Dutch LoanPromise of effectual co-operation on the part of FrancePreparations for besieging New-York- Abandoned, but the appearance kept up-Sir Henry Clinton deceived—Washington departs for the South-Incursion of Arnold into Connecticut-Yorktown-Cornwallis invested-Surrenders—Joy of the People at the News .
CHAPTER VI. Events following the Capture of Cornwallis—the Combined
Armies separate, Washington at Newburgh-Proceedings of the Army-His Address to the Officers, and its EffectsReflections on the conduct of Washington on that occasion
CHAPTER VII. Evacuation of New-York-Washington enters the City–His
Reception-Takes leave of his brother Officers, and proceeds Homeward-Contrast of his situation now and at the time he passed through New-Jersey retreating before the EnemyDelivers his Accounts to the Auditor-general-Remarks on them- Affecting Ceremony of resigning his CommissionAddress of Washington, and Reply of the President of Congress-Reflections on the occasion