An Original and Authentic Journal of Occurrences During the Late American War; From Its Commencement to the Year 1783

An Original and Authentic Journal of Occurrences During the Late American War; From Its Commencement to the Year 1783

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...down suddenly in a convulsive fit. The duke of Cumberland, lord Temple, and other lords near him, caught him in their arms. The house was immediately cleared, and his lordship being carried into an adjoining apartment, the debate was adjourned. Medical assistance being obtained, his lordship in some degree recovered, and was conveyed to his favorite vjjla, of Hayes, in Kent, where, after lingering some few weeks, he expired, May 11, 1778, in the seventieth year of his age." CHAP. XI. The Americans raise an Army. Warlike Stores sent from France for their use. Loyal Provincials em-bodied and placed under, Governor Tryon. Expedition to Peck's Kill. To Danbury. General Wooster killed. Memoir of that Gentleman. Vessels Kc. destroyed by the Americans at Sagg Harbour. General Prescot carried off from Rhode Island. Lord Sterling repulsed. Washington regains his strong Camp in the Jerseys. British troops embark. Arrive at the River Elk. Action at Brandy-Wine. Lord Cornwallis takes possession of Philadelphia. Works constructed to render the passage of the Delaware impracticable. Action at German-town. Mud Island and Red Bank abandoned by the Americans. General Howe returns with the British troops to Philadelphia. Americans encamp at Valley Forge. IT is now time that we should return to general Howe's army, which we left at the conclusion of Chap. Vlir. at New Brunswick. The reader will recollect that the American head quarters were then at Morristown. While the British troops lay at Brunswick and Amboy, congress was indefatigable in recruiting their army; at Morristown ninety-six battalions were ordered to be raised for the service o the United States, and in some of the colonies the enlisting of apprentices-and of Irish indented servants, was...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663101
  • 9781236663108