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329 & 331 PEARL STREET,




Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand

eight hundred and fifty, by

HARPER & BROTHERS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District

of New York.

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of Governor Huntington-Tomb of General Jabez Hunting.

First unfurling of the Union Flag-Return of Colonel Knox ton-His five Sons- The old Burying-ground-Captain Per.

from the North with heavy Cannons and Howitzers—Plan kins-Old Men of Norwich-Greenville-Tory Hill-Letter

of Attack on Boston-Re-enforcement of the Army-Council

of General Williams-New London-Its Settlement-Forti.

of War-Number of Troops-Situation of Washington-Con- fications – The Harbor-Revolutionary Movements – Forts
dition of the British Troops in Boston-A Farce, and its Term. Griswold and Trumbull - Prizes - Clinton's Designs - Ar.

ination-Bombardment of Boston-Industry of Patriots—As- nold's Expedition--Naval Force of Connecticut-Landing of

tonishment of the British–Insecurity of the Fleet and Army the Enemy-March toward New London-Destruction of

- Preparations for bombarding Boston - Condition of the the Town—Property destroyed—“ Fire Lands" - Infamy of

Patriots there-Tacit Agreement to spare the Town-Can- Arnold-Attack on Fort Griswold-Its Defense and Capture

Donade renewed— Commission to plunder - Bad Conduct -Murder of Colonel Ledyard-Cruelties at Fort Griswold-

of the British Troops—The Embarkation-Entrance of the Fanny Ledyard-Departure of the Enemy-Events in 1813

Americans into the City-The Refugees-Condition of Bos. -Arnold's Dispatches—The Groton Monument– Inscription

ton after the Evacuation-Troops sent to New York-Linger- upon it,Ascent of its Stair-case-View from the Top-A

ing of British Vessels--Final Departure-Capture of Camp- Retrospect- The Pequots-English Expedition against them

bell and Store-ships-Effect of the Evacuation of Boston -Attack on their Fort-Pequot Hill-Destruction of the Fort

Medal awarded to Washington - Denunciations by John -Terrible Massacre-Departure of the English-Another In-

Wilkes—Boldness of Common Council-Governor Penn- vasion-Destruction of the Pequots—Mrs. Anna Bailey-Her

John Horne Tooke-Strength of the Americans - Political Husband at Fort Griswold-Her Mementoes and her Politics

Change in the London Common Council-Persecution of -Her Patriotism - Landing place of Arnold — Bishop Sea.

Stephen Sayre-Tenor of the King's Speech-His false Hopes bury's Monument—First Printing in Connecticut..Page 27-50

-Warm Debates in Parliament-Duke of Grafton in Opposi-

tion—The Colonies placed under martial Law-Augmenta-


tion of the Army and Navy-Proposition to employ foreign Voyage to Rhode Island-Stonington-Arrival at Providence

Troops—Reasons for employing German Troops-Opposition -Roger Williams's Rock—" Water Lots"-Proposed Dese-

to it in Parliament-Terms on which the Mercenaries were cration-Arrival of Roger Williams-His Character-Narrow

hired-Parliament alarmed by a Rumor-French Emissary

Views of the Old Puritans—Zeal of Roger Williams—Dis-

in Philadelphia-Official Announcement of the evacuation of turbance at Salem--Williams arraigned for Treason — His

Boston-Royal approval of Howe's Course-Opinions of the Banishment-Flight to Seekonk-Landing at Providence-

People-Position of the Colonies-Count Rumford-Fortifi- Commencement of a Settlement-His Negotiations with the

cations – Boston Harbor — Remains of the Revolutionary Indians-Ingratitude of the Massachusetts Colony-March to

Fortifications around Boston—The " Convention Troops"- and Encampment of the French Army at Providence-Site

Their Parole of Honor—Picture of the Captives-Burgogne of the Encampment-Remains - Departure of the French

in Boston-Expedition against Penobscot-Its Failure-Gen- from Boston-Governor Cooke's Monument-La Fayette's

eral Phillips-General Wadsworth-Close of the Chronicles Head-quarters – Roger Williams's Spring - Old Tavern in

of Boston

..Page 9-26 Providence-Its Associations—Destruction of Tea in Market

Square-Rhode Island Historical Society–Valuable Manu.


scripts—A telescopic Peep at the Moon and Stars—Bryant's

Departure from Boston-Scenery on the Route-Cochituate- "Song of the Stars"-Voyage to Gaspee Point, The Gaspee

The Quinebaug–Tradition of Mashapaug- Arrival at Nor. - Conduct of her Commander-Sketch of Gaspee Point-
wich-A literary Friend - Indian History of Norwich-Uncas Governor Wanton-Montague's insolent Letter-Wanton's
and Miantonomoh-Surrender of Miantonomoh to the En. Rejoinder-Captain Lindsey's Packet chased by the Gaspee
glish - Unjust Decision-Murder of Miantonomoh - Settle- -Expedition against the Gaspee-Her Destruction- Efforts
ment of New London-Settlement of Norwich - Mohegan to discover the Incendiaries-The Commissioners-Return
Cemetery–Uncas's Monument-Revolutionary Spirit-Owa. to Providence – Visit to Mr. John Howland — His military
neko-Norwich Liberty Tree-Celebration under it-Hon. Career in the Revolution-Departure for Newport-Appear
ors to John Wilkes-Patriotic town Meeting-Benevolence ance of Rhode Island - Mansion of Governor Gibbs - Old
of the People-March of Militia to Boston-General Hunting. Tower at Newport-Its former Appearance- Attempt to de.
ton—The French Officers-Benjamin Huntington - A pre- stroy it-Obecurity of its Origin-First Wind mill at New.
cious Heir-loom-The Road to Lebanon-Bozrah and Fitch- port-Inquiries respecting the Tower-"* Antiquitates Amer.
ville-Situation of Lebanon-Governor Trumbull–His

Char. icana"-Inscription on Dighton Rock-Prescott's Head-quar-
acter and Services-His Dwelling and War Office-Settle. ters at Newport-Old Cemetery-Perry's Monument-Runic
ment of Lebanon-Lauzun—The Alden Tavern-General Inscriptions elsewhere — 'Tonomy Hill — Hubbard's House
Prescott horsewhipped there - The Williams House - The and Mill-Inscription on Perry's Monument-Oppression of
Trumbull Vault - Return to Norwich - Destruction of the the Whigs by Prescott-View from 'Tonomy Hill-Mrs. Hut-
Yantic Falls—Birth-place of Arnold – Inscription upon the chinson and Sir Henry Vane-Persecution of Mrs. Hutchin-
Trumbull Monument - Arnold's early Years — Attempt to son and her Friends-Settlement of Rhode Island--Its first
commit Murder-A Ringleader in Mischief-His Mother- Constitution-Royal Charter-Toleration in Rhode Island-
-Scorching Acrostic-Residence of Governor Huntington- Separation and Reunion of the Plantations-Newport-De.
Unpublisbed Letter written by Washington-Family Vault struction of the Sloop Liberty-Admiral Wallace in Narra


ganset Bay-Disarming of the Tories—Skirmish in the Har. Fishkill Village-Escape of Crosby-His Exploits at Teller's
bor-Engagement at Sea-Continued Hostilities in Newport Point-A very old Man and rejected Lorer-Trinity Church
Harbor --Privateers-Arrival of a large British Force-Con. -Printing of the first Constitution of the State of New York
duct of the Enemy ...

..Page 51-73

-Head-quarters of Baron Steuben-Anecdote of the Barou

- The Society of the Cincinnati-Final Proceedings in the

Organization of the Institution-Plan and Name of the So.
Condition of Rhode Island in 1777– Re-encampment of the ciety of the Cincinnati-The Constitution-Opposition of

British-General Prescott-His Character and bad Conduct Judge Burke and others, Certificate of Membership of the
-Colonel Barton's Plan for capturing him- -- Biographical Cincinnati-The Design and Engraving - Alteration of the
Sketch of Barton-Expedition to capture Prescott-Preg. Plate- The Order of the Society - The successive Presidenta
cott's Quarters - A Sentinel deceived --Names of Barton's General-Departure for West Point .. ..Page 98-129
Men-Entrance to Prescott's Room-Seizure of the Gen-
eral and his Aid-de-camp—Barton rewarded by Congress-

Predatory Excursions-French Fleet for America -- Count West Point and its Associationg—Mrs. Faugeres-Sufferings of
D'Estaing-France and England-Excitement in Parliament Mrs. Bleeker-Scenery around West Point - The military
- The King's Speech - Boldness of the Opposition - The Establishment - Wood's Monument - Interesting Relics-
British and French Fleets-Sandy Hook and Amboy Bay- Size of the Mortars and Chain-Position of the Chain in the
General Spencer's Expedition against Rhode Island - His River-Other Relics-Kosciuszko's Monument- His Garden
Resignation — French Fleet off Newport - American Land -Other Localities - Fort Arnold-Fort Putnam-View from
Forces_Destruction of British Vessels--Landing of Ameri. the Ruins of Fort Putnam-Names of the Highland Peaks-
cans on Rhode Island - Naval Battle-Great Storm-State Drake's “ Culprit Fay"-Fortitications in the Highlands or.
of the American Troops-Refusal of the French to co-operate dered— Action of the New York Assembly-Fort Constitu-
- They sail for Boston-Protests—Retreat of the Americans tion-New Forts in the Highlands proposed-West Point se-

to Butts's Hill--Battle of Quaker Hill-Scene of the Engage. lected — Radière and other Engineers from France-West

ment--Loss of the Belligerents-Evacuation of Rhode Island Point in 1780—Construction of the great Chain- History of

by the Americans-Return of La Fayette from Boston-Ex. the Work — Map of West Point-- The Chain weakened by

pedition against New Bedford – Murmurings against the Arnold-Importance of West Point, Establishment of the

French-Evacuation of Rhode Island by the British--Severe military Academy there-Forts Webb, Wyllys, and Putnam

Winter-Sir Robert Pigot-Return of La Fayette to France - Visit to Constitution Island-Remains of Fort Constitution

-His Zeal and Success_Washington appointed Lieutenant -Buttermilk Falls—A venerable Boatman - Beverly Dock

General by the French King -Good Tidings brought by La and Robinson House-Arnold's Willow - Arnold in Phila-

Fayette-Their F.ffect--Arrival of the Allies-Encampment delphia-His Extravagance_Marriage with Mies Shippen-

at Newport-British blockade of Narraganset Bay--Clinton's Memoir of Beverly Robinson-Arnold's Residence and style

Expedition-Death of Ternay-Washington in Newport- of Living-His fraudulent Dealings-Charge of Malfeasance

Property destroyed in Newport-Ride to Butts's Hill-Hos- preferred against him-Arnold ordered to be tried by a Court.

pitality-Fort on Butts's Hill-View of the Battle-ground- martial-His Trial, Verdict, and Punishment-Its Effects-

North View from Butts's Hill—The Narraganset Country Interview with Luzerne-His Wife and Major Andrè-Sym.

Massasoit and his sons–King Philip-His Jealousy-Treaties pathy of Schuyler and Livingston - Visit to the American

with the Whites-Curtailinent of his Domaine-His chief Camp-Washington deceived by him — Obtains the Com.

Captains-John Elliot--Enlightenment of the Indians--Sassa- mand at West Point-Correspondence of Arnold and Andrè

mon--Rising of the New England Tribes—Daniel Gookin- --Proposed Plan of the British to gain Possession of West

Philip's Appeal-Condition of the Indians—Commencement Point-Andrè appointed to confer with Arnold-An Inter.

of Hostilities--Canonchet-Mather's Magnalia-Indian Meth- view proposed by the Traitor-Letter to Colonel Sheldon-

od of Warfare-Destruction of New England Villages-Ter. Effect of Andre's Letter to Sheldon-Arnold's attempted In.

rible Retaliation by the Whites-Decimation of the Indians terview with André-His Letter to Washington-Joshua II.

-Strifes among them-Philip a Fugitive--His Death-His Smith-Further arrangements for an Interview - Arnold's
Bon-Captain Church-Sutferings of the Colonists—A happy Correspondence with Beverly Robinson-Washington on his
Change-Capture of the Pigot by Talbot-His Promotion- Journey-Again deceived by Arnold's Duplicity-Smith em.
Departure from Newport-Adieu to New England-Halleck's ployed to bring Andrè from the Vulture-His Difficulties--

.74-97 Refusal of the Colquhons to accompany Smith-Final Com.

pliance--Landing of Andrè, and his first Interview with Ar-

nold- Arrival of the Conspirators at Smith's House-The

The Hudson Highlands-Newburgh-The Indian Summer-Its Vulture fired upon-Plan of Operations arranged-Colonel

Character-The “ Hasbrouck House" and Vicinity-Its in. Livingston- The Papers taken from Andrè's Boot-“ Artillery

terior Construction--Purchased by the State-Ceremonies Orders"-Forces at West Point-Villefranche's Estimate

at its Dedication-Washington's Dining hall-Anecdote con. Return of the Ordnance in the different Forts at West Point

cerning it — Lady Washington's Gardening-Settlement of -Arnold's Description of the Works-His Pass-Smith's Re-

Newburgh - First Settlements in Orange County – Indian fusal to take Andre back to the Vulture-His insufficient Ex.

Wars-Sufferings of the People— Attack on Minisink - Intem. cuse- Andrè's Exchange of Conts-- He and Smith cross the

perate Zeal of the Volunteers-Unwise Decision-Battle of Hudson-Smith's Letter to his Brother--Ambiguous Mem.

Minisink-Its Location-The Massacre - Brant's Defense- orandum


Effect of the Massacre-Salvation of Major Wood-Interment

of the Remains of the Slain-Monument-Cantonment of the


Army near Newburgh-Head-quarters of the Officers— Nico Arnold's Composure in presence of his Aids-Washington's re-

la's Proposition to Washington-Washington's Letter of Re. turn from Hartford-His Approach to Arnold's Quarters-

buke to Nicola-- Patriotism of the Chief Discontents in the His Delay in reaching Arnold's Quarters--Announcement

Army-Memorial to Congress - Resolutions of Congress re. of Andre's Arrest-Flight of Arnold-His Wife and Son-His

specting Claims— The Army still dissatistied-Action of the Passage to the Vulture-Treatment of his Oarsmen-Wash.

Officers - Major Armstrong-Meeting of Officers privately ington's Visit to West Point, Discovery of the Treason-

called - Anonymous Address to the Army-Dangerous Tend. His presence of Mind-Condition of Mrs. Arnold-Attempts

ency of its Recommendations-Bold Tone of the Address- to "head" the Traitor- His Letters from the Vulture-Bev.

Similar Opinions held by Hanilton-Washington's Counter. erly Robinson's Letter to Washington-- The Army at Tappan

action - Second anonymous Address — Meeting called by put in Motion-Andrè ordered to West Point-Ride to Fort

Washington – Major Burnet's Recollections_Washington's Montgomery-Mrs. Rose- A speculating Daughter-Sites of

Address to the Officerg-Action of the Meeting of Officers- Forts Clinton and Montgomery-Lake Sinnipink-Beverly

A strong Resolution-Record of Proceedings sent to Con. Garrison--His Recollections - Captain Molly"-Character

gress-Washington's Opinion of Armstrong's Motives-His of Forts Clinton and Montgomery - Chevaux-de-frise-Con.

farewell Address-His Tour to the Northern Battlefields- dition of the British Forces-Putnam's intended Expedition

Called to Princeton-A Statue ordered by Congress-Gen. -Sir Henry Clinton's Stratagem-Landing of British Troops

eral Clinton - A very little Maiden - Her Dignity -- Plum -Governor Clinton informed of the Landing of the British

Point-Fortifications there-An Acrostic-Redoubt on Plum -A reconnoitering Party – Skirmish near Doodletown

Point -- frise - Anecdote – Head quarters of Treachery of a Messenger – Putnam deceived – Skirmish

Greene and Knox-Ball at the Quarters of Greene and Knox near Fort Montgomery-Forts ordered to be surrendered-

-Signatures of young Ladies-Washington on Dancing - Attack on Forts Clinton and Montgomery -- Flight of the

The Square-A Spy in the American Camp-Dispatch in a Americans-Destruction of Vessels and the frise

silver Bullet-Name and Fate of the Spy-Site and probable -Evening Voyage in a Fisherman's Shallop—Anthony's Nose

Form of the Temple-View from it-The Camp Ground and --Peekskill—Situation of the Village— The Birdsall House-

Vicinity-The Temple, as described by Major Burnet--Two An Octogenarian-Oak Hill-Van Cortlandt Mansion--Philip

living Patriots-- Visit to Major Burnet-Public Life of Major Van Cortlandt-Paulding's Monument, and St. Peter's Church

Burnet and Sergeant Knapp-Washington's Letter to Greene --Gallow. Hill-Execution Place of a Spy-Putnam's laconic

- The Commander-in-chief's Guard-Its Organization, Char. Letter - View from Galluws Hill – Relative importance of

acter, and Uniform-Its Officers—Sergeant Knapp-Return Peekskill — Stratagem of Sir William Howe - Invasion of
to Newburgh-Departure for Fishkill — Return of the Com. Peekskill-Destruction of Stores--Destruction of Continental
mander-in-chief's Guard-Fishkill Village-The “Wharton Village-Peekekill possessed by the Americans-The Sol.
House"--Enoch Crosby—The “Spy Unmasked"-Exploits dier's Spring-Verplanck's Point--Hudson and the Indians-
of Crosby-locidents of his Life ---Ancient Dutch Church- Fortifications at Verplauck's Point-Capture of Fort Fayette

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