A History of England in the Eighteenth Century - Vol. IV

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CONTENTS OF THE FOURTH VOLUME.
CHAPTER XIV.
America, 1776.
PAGE
American forces at New York1
Advance of Howe. New York taken Sept. 152
Americans propose to burn it3
Fire at New York4
Demoralization of the American army5
Loyalist movements7
Causes of their impotence9
Washington retreats to New Jersey11
English take Crown Point and recover Lake Champlain12
Their unsuccessful attack on Charleston. They occupy Rhode Island12
Employment of Indians13
Creation of an American navy15
Deplorable condition of Washington's army17
Capture of Lee19
Washington passes the Delaware20
Brilliant prospects of the English21
Congress fly to Baltimore. Letter of Robert Morris23
Incapacity of Howe25
Washington surprises Trenton26
Revulsion of feeling against the English26
Misconduct of English soldiers27
The English retire28
Enlistment of the new American army28
Impotence of Congress30
Paper money. Regulation of prices33
Paper made legal tender34
Moral effects of these measures35
General prospects of the war37
Foreign intervention necessary to American success38

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents of the Fourth Volume v
  • Chapter XIV 1
  • Chapter XV 205
  • Chapter XVI - IRELAND, 1760-1778. 312
  • Chapter XVII - IRELAND, 1778-1782. 481
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