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Life of George Washington

By Irving, Washington

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Title: Life of George Washington  
Author: Irving, Washington
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: ON the 3d of July, the morning after his arrival at Cambridge, Washington took formal command of the army. It was drawn up on the Common about half a mile from head-quarters. A multitude had assembled there, for as yet military spectacles were novelties, and the camp was full of visitors, men, women, and children, from all parts of the country, who had relatives among the yeoman soldiery...

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Table of Contents OF VOL. II -- CHAPTER I -- PAGB -- Washington takes command of the Armies Sketch of General Lee Characters of the -- British Commanders, Howe, Clint6n, and Burgoyne Survey of the Camps from -- Prospect Hill The Camps contrasted Description of the Revolutionary Army- -- Rhode Island Troops Character of General. Greene Washington represents the -- Deficiencies of the Army His Apology for the Massachusetts Troops Governor -- Trumbull Cragie House, Washington s Head-Quarters. 1 -- Questions of Military Rank Popularity of Putnam Arrangements at Head-Quarters -- Colonel Mifflin and John Trumbull, Aides-de Camp Joseph Reed, Washington s -- Secretary and confidential friend Gates as Adjutant-General Hazardous Situation -- of the Army Strengthening of the Defences Efficiency of Putnam Rapid Changes -- New Distribution of the Forces Rigid Discipline Lee and his cane His Idea -- as to Strong Battalions Arrival of Rifle Companies Daniel Morgan and his Sharp -- Shooters Washington declines to detach Troops to distant points for their Protec -- tion His Reasons for so doing -- CHAPTER III -- Washington s Object in distressing Boston Scarcity and Sickness in the Town A -- Startling Discovery Scarcity of Powder in the Camp Its Perilous Situation- -- Economy of Ammunition Correspondence between Lee and Burgoyne Corres -- pondence between Washington and Gage The Dignity of the Patriot Army -- asserted 22 -- CHAPTER IV -- Dangers in the Interior Machinations of the Johnson Family Rivalry of Ethan -- Allen and Benedict Arnold Government Perplexities about tho Ticonderoga Cap -- tureMeasures to secure the Prize Allen and Arnold ambitious of further Laurels


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