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John Beatty, The Citizen-Soldier; or, Memoirs of a Volunteer 29 29 Browse Search
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life 27 27 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 22 22 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 21 21 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 20 20 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 19 19 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 18 18 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 18 18 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 16 16 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 16 16 Browse Search
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e. Yet the ministry, who were all the time seeking an alliance with Russia, disliked the appearance of going to war with the republic solely for her intention of Oct. joining the armed neutrality. In October, Henry Laurens, whom the United States had accredited to the Netherlands for the purpose of raising a loan, was taken on October, Henry Laurens, whom the United States had accredited to the Netherlands for the purpose of raising a loan, was taken on his passage to Europe, and among his papers was found the unauthorized project for a treaty, concerted as we have seen between Neufville and William Lee. To Lord Stormont the transaction appeared to be the act of individuals, Stormont to Keith, 3 Nov., 1780. and the Earl of Hillsborough owned that the states-general had had no kct. 31. structed Yorke, and accede to the neutral convention, such an event would leave us no alternative. Stormont to Yorke, 11 Oct., 1780. On the last day of October, Yorke announced that the states-general, at their meeting in the first week of November, would disavow the transaction between Am- Nov. sterdam and America, but
all the regular troops, raised or to be raised, in Delaware and the states south of it; and conferred on him all the powers that had been vested in Gates, but subject to the control of the commanderin-chief. Journals, III. 511. Thus the conduct of the war obtained, for the first time, the harmony and unity essential to success. Washington was in danger of being shortly without men; yet he detached for the service in the Carolinas Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Lee, his best Chap. XXII.} 1780. Oct. cavalry officer, with the corps called the legion, consisting of three troops of horse and three companies of infantry, in all, three hundred and fifty men. For Greene he prepared a welcome at the south, writing to George Mason: I introduce this gentleman as a man of abilities, bravery, and coolness. He has a comprehensive knowledge of our affairs, and is a man of fortitude and resources. I have not the smallest doubt, therefore, of his employing all the means which may be put into his hand
re of hearing of the capture of Lord Cornwallis and his army. Nothing can save Cornwallis, said Greene, but a rapid retreat through North Carolina to Charleston. On the seventeenth, Cornwallis reported to Clinton: This place is in no state of defence. If you cannot relieve me very soon, you must be prepared to hear the worst. On that same day, a Chap. XXV.} 1781 Sept. council of war, held by Clinton at New York, decided that Cornwallis must be relieved; at all events before the end of October. The next day RearAdmiral Graves answered: I am very happy to find that Lord Cornwallis is in no immediate danger. One peril yet menaced Washington. Count de Grasse, hearing of a re-enforcement of the fleet at New York, was bent on keeping the sea, leaving only two vessels at the mouth of the York river. Against this Washington addressed the most earnest remonstrance: I should esteem myself deficient in my duty to the common cause of France and America, if I did not persevere in entre
s negative had been received within the limit of the constitution. From copies of papers furnished by Mr. Warner, the Massachusetts secretary of state. Whether Hancock succumbed to the two houses does not appear from the journals. In the October session of 1782, Virginia definitively Chap. XXVIII.} 1782. repealed its first act of assent, which it had previously suspended; giving this reason for its ultimate decision: The permitting any power other than the general assembly of this comm he had made contracts which he was obliged to dissolve from want of means to meet them, and could only write to Washington: I pray that Heaven may direct your mind to some mode by which we may be yet saved. By the payment of usurious rates, the army was rescued from being starved or disbanded. Their patriotism and distress wrote Washington in October, have scarcely ever been paralleled, never been surpassed. The long-sufferance of the army is almost exhausted; it is high time for a peace.
, and to require them of America. Congress was meanwhile instructing Franklin to use his utmost endeavors to effect the loan of four millions of dollars through the kind and generous exertions of the king of France; and on the third Oct. 3. of October it renewed its resolution to hearken to no propositions for peace except in confidence and in concert with him. On the fourteenth of the same 14. month, Vergennes thus explained to the French envoy at Philadelphia the policy of France: If we are so happy as to make peace, the king must Chap. XXIX.} 1782. Oct. then cease to subsidize the American army, which will be as useless as it has been habitually inactive. We are astonished at the demands which continue to be made upon us while the Americans obstinately refuse the payment of taxes. It seems to us much more natural for them to raise upon themselves, rather than upon the subjects of the king, the funds which the defence of their cause exacts. You know, continued Vergennes, our
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