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re remained but, in obedience to the spirit of Clinton's orders, to seize and fortify York and Gloucester. Answer, 174. Cornwallis accordingly, in the first week of August, embarked his troops suc-g. 1. 2. 8. cessively, and, evacuating Portsmouth, transferred his whole force to Yorktown and Gloucester. Yorktown was then but a small village on a high bank, where the long peninsula dividing the bold, and deep; so that ships of the line may ride there in safety. On the opposite side lies Gloucester, a point of land projecting into the river so as to narrow its width to one mile. These were ohe events of this campaign. On the very day on which Cornwallis took possession of York and Gloucester, Washington, assured of the assistance of de Grasse, turned his whole thoughts towards moving ine of works in a very near advance, and gave great advantages for opening the trenches. At Gloucester, the enemy was shut in by dragoons under the Duke de Lauzun, Virginia militia under General We