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large degree of Irish immigrants, and hutted at Morristown, revolted, and, under the lead of their non-commissioned officers, marched with six fieldpieces to Princeton. The want of clothes in winter, of pay for nearly a year, the not infrequent want of food, the compulsion imposed upon some of them to Chap. XIX.} 1781. Jan. remain in service beyond the three years for which they believed they had engaged, were extremities which they would no longer endure. Informed of the mutiny, Sir Henry Clinton passed over to Staten Island with a body of troops for its support; but two emissaries whom he sent to them with tempting offers were given up by the mutineers, and after trial were hanged as spies. Reed, the president of Pennsylvania, repaired to the spot, though it was beyond his jurisdiction; and without authority, and without due examination of each case, he discharged those who professed to have served out their specified term, while measures were taken by the state of Pennsylvan
it should stand alone. The defeat at the Cowpens took Cornwallis by surprise. It is impossible, so he wrote on the eighteenth of January, to his superior, Sir Henry Clinton, to foresee all the consequences that this unexpected and extraordinary event may produce. But nothing but the most absolute necessity shall induce me to gi on their way to join the king's standard returned home. Cornwallis describes himself as being among timid friends and adjoining to inveterate rebels. Commis. Clinton and Cornwallis, 32. To compel Greene to accept battle, Cornwallis on the twenty-seventh moved his whole force in two 27. columns across the Haw, and encampeeral Arnold was in the Chesapeake, are convincing proofs that small Chap. XXIII.} 1781. March 15. expeditions do not frighten that powerful province. Commis. Clinton, Cornwallis, 50. This display of the magnanimity of Virginia was due to its great advisers. Your state, wrote Washington to Jefferson, its governor, will exp
} 1781. May. and thirty-five men, all told, he left Wilmington for Virginia. Clinton replied: Clinton to Cornwallis, 29 May, 1781. Had you intimated the probabiClinton to Cornwallis, 29 May, 1781. Had you intimated the probability of your intention, I should certainly have endeavored to have stopped you; as I did then as well as now consider such a move likely to be dangerous to our interary this mes- April. sage: Lord George Germain strongly recommends it to Sir Henry Clinton either to remain in good humor, in full confidence to be supported as muceriority at sea. I cannot agree to the opinion given me by Lord Cornwallis. Clinton to Germain, 23 April, 1781. I tremble for the fatal consequences which may ensto Germain, 18 April, 1781, in Tarleton, 385. and Germain hastened to instruct Clinton: Lord Cornwallis's opinion entirely coincides with mine of the great importancthe force that can be spared. Germain to Clinton, 6 June, 1781, in Commis. Clinton, Cornwallis, 53. In his march from Wilmington, Cornwallis met Chap. XXIV.
ek after week for needful supplies. Meantime Clinton, stimulated by Germain's constant praises of pised, he ordered Arnold back to New York. Clinton had little reason to be satisfied with an Sewas the answer of Cornwallis to the orders of Clinton; and on the fourth of July he began his marchth of the same month, Cornwallis, in reply to Clinton, reasoned earnestly against a defensive post er. It was a great mortification to him that Clinton should think of leaving only a sufficient forAs to quitting the Chesapeake entirely, wrote Clinton in a letter received by Cornwallis on the twee to do it without York. And four days later Clinton urged again: It ever has been, is, and ever wn. The articles were the same as those which Clinton had imposed upon Lincoln at Charleston. All the packet which took the despatches to Sir Henry Clinton, Cornwallis conveyed away such persons aand tottering. The official report from Sir Henry Clinton was received the same day at midnight. W[8 more...]
w much more should it make itself felt by the people who regarded their land as its chosen abode! It might suffer eclipse during their struggle to recover their trans-Atlantic possessions by force; but the old love of freedom, which was fixed by the habit of centuries, must once more reassert its sway. In the calm hours of the winter recess, members of the house of commons reasoned dispassionately on the war with their ancient colonists. The king having given up Germain, superseded Sir Henry Clinton by the humane Chap. XXVI.} 1782. Sir Guy Carleton, and owned it impossible to propose great continental operations. The estimates carried by the ministry through parliament for America were limited to defensive measures, and the house could no longer deceive itself as to the hopelessness of the contest. Accordingly on the twenty-second of February, Feb. 22. 1782, a motion against continuing the American war was made by Conway; was supported by Fox, William Pitt, Barre, Wilberforce,
an claims as a proper Chap. XXVIII.} 1782. April 16. person to be put upon the half-pay list. At the north, within the immediate precincts of the authority of Clinton, Colonel James Delancy, of West Chester, caused three rebels to be publicly executed within the British lines, in a pretended retaliation for the murder of some ofor the death of a loyalist prisoner who had been shot as he was attempting to escape. Congress and Washington demanded the delivery of Lippincot as a murderer. Clinton, though incensed at the outrage and at the insult to his own authority and honor, refused the requisition, but subjected him to a court-martial, which condemned t six hundred of them or more were sent to America in cartels for exchange. The arrival Chap. XXVIII.} 1782. May 5. of Sir Guy Carleton at New York to supersede Clinton was followed by consistent clemency. He desired that hostilities of all kinds might be stayed. He treated captives always with gentleness; and some of them he s
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