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e fell next — the troops were withdrawn, but all the armament and supplies, including three hundred tents, fell into the hands of the enemy.
The effect of these blows, falling with such weight and rapidity, was intense.
The historian says the troops quitted the army "by regiments, half regiments, and companies, " General Washington crossed into the Jerseys, into which he was followed by a victorious enemy.
He then headed an army of only three thousand men, besides some detachments under Lee and others.
New Jersey yielded without resistance, and no one who looked on the "ragged" handful of "Americans," as they retreated before the superior force of the disciplined and appointed army which pursued them, could doubt that "the contest approached its termination."
It is unnecessary to follow the narrative of reverses, which ought to be read by every one, and republished for the inspection of the people.
Washington, undismayed, turned in his celebrated night march acro