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But on the twentieth 20. Cornwallis arrived at Petersburg; and, to free his camp of one whom he despised, he ordered Arnold back to New York. Clinton had little reason to be satisfied with an Sept. officer who had represented to the ministry that he might have taken the American posts in the Highlands in a few days by a regular attack. Nevertheless he detached him once more, and this time against his native state. Crossing from Long Island, the troops under his command, on the sixth of Sep- 6. tember, landed on each side of New London. The town, which offered little resistance, was plundered and burned. After a gallant defence of forty minutes by Colonel Ledyard, with about one hundred and fifty ill-armed militia-men, Fort Griswold was carried by storm, the Americans having lost not more than six men. When Ledyard had surrendered, the British Chap. XXV.} 1781. officer in command ran him through with his sword, and refused quarter to the garrison. Seventy-three of them wer
Chapter 29: Peace between the United States and Great Britain. 1782. de Grasse, as he passed through London on Chap. XXIX.} 1782. parole, brought from Shelburne to Vergennes suggestions, which left Spain as the only obstacle in the way of peace. To conciliate that power, Jay was invited to Versailles, where, on the fourth of Sep- Sept. 4. tember, Rayneval sought to persuade him to resign for his country all pretensions to the eastern valley of the Mississippi, and with it the right to the navigation of that stream. Jay was inflexible. On the sixth, Rayneval sent him a paper containing a long 6. argument against the pretensions of America to touch the Mississippi, or the great lakes; and on the next morning, after an interview with the Spanish ambas- 7. sador, he set off for England, to establish a good understanding with Shelburne. On the ninth, the departure of Rayneval came to 9. the knowledge of Jay. On the tenth, a translation 10. of an intercepted despatc