Skeensborough. State of the American
army at fort Edward. Exertions of the
New England States to oppose Burgoyne.
Victory of general Starks at Bennington,
Defeat of Herkimer at fort Stanwix. St.
Ledger abandons the siege. Cruelties
of the Indians, and murder of Miss M'.
Rea. Proceedings on lake George. Bur.
goyne passes Hudson's river. Battle of
September the nineteenth. Defeat of
the British army on October the seventh.
Retreat of Burgoyne, Distress and sur-
render of the royal army. Citizens of
Vermont return to their settlements, and
Civil Policy. From the year 1775 to 1783.
Political state of the people. Conven.
tions to consult on the common safety.
Declaration of the independence of Ver-
mont. Proceedings of New York. Re-
solves of Congress. Controversy with
New Hampshire. Claims of New Hamp-
shire, New York, and Massachusetts.
Appointment of conmissioners, to con-
fer with the nhabitants. Interposition
Conduct of Vermont.
Measures pursued by Congress. Fur-
ther claims of Vermont. Proceedings
and views of the British generals and
ministers. Resolutions of Congress.
Proceedings of Vermont, New York and
New Hampshire. Advice of general
Washington. Proceedings of Vermont,