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CHAPTER I.

His Birth-Education-Appointed an Adjutant Go

neral of the Militia–His Embassy to the Ohio-
Commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of a regular
Regiment–Surprises a detachment of French
troops-Capitulation of Fort Necensity-He is ap-
pointed a volunteer Aid de Camp to General BRAD-
DOCK–His bravery in the action in which that Gene
ral fell—He is appointed the Colonel of a regiment,
and Commander in Chief of the Virginia troops
His efforts to defend the frontiers-His exertions in
the expedition under General FORBES to gain pos-
session of Fort du Quesne--Resigns his commis-
sion

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or in Chief on the Subject-Expedition against tho
Indians under General Sullivan-He destroys their
Towns The American Army posted for the de-
fence of the High Lands on the North River, and
for the protection of the Country against the incur.
sions of the British—Sir Henry Clinton moves up
the Hudson, takes possession of Stony and Verplank
Points, and fortifies them-Arrangements made for
Assaulting these posts—General Wayne carries
Stony Point by Storm-The Attact upon Verplank
fails-Congress vote their thanks to General Wash-
INGTON and to the brave Troops employed in this
service–They vote General Wayne a Medal-
Evils of short Enlistments Plan of the General's to
remedy them—The Army in two Divisions erect huts
for winter quarters, one near West Point, and the oth-
er at Morristown in New-Jersey-The troops suffer
through the scarcity of Provisions--Colonel Wads-
worth resigns his Office-Confusion in the Commis-
sary's department—The Commander in Chief is ne-
cessitated to apportion supplies of Meat and Flour
upon the Counties of New-Jersey—The winter ex
cessively cold, and the waters around New-York
frozen over ; but the Commander in Chief is too
weak to avail himself of this opportunity to Assail
the British Posts—Expedition to Staten Island
fails

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