History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the Continent, Volume 6

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Little, Brown and Company, 1876
 

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lic Ships 51 Heroism of Biddle
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gennes desires a Treaty 58Boundaries of the Colonies 56 The Fisheries
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63Reception of his Troops at Quebec 53Despotic Conduct of the Landgrave
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Franklins Reply 61 France avows her Treaties with America 61 Will
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the Great Seal 468 Distrust of Shelburne in America 468 State of
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Preference from the United States 69 France asks no Favor 69 Agency
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CHAPTER XXX
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Necker and the French Finances 83 Vergennes a Monarchist 83
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Austria 89 Policy of Kannitz 89 Towards Prussia 8Sr Towards
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CHAPTER LVIII
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against the Saracens 96 Charlemagne 97 Dispute between Emperor
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the Thirty Years War 106 After the War 106 German Emigration 107
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Schiller 112 Niebuhr 113 The Yonth of Germany
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Condemns the British Conrt 119Predicts American Independence
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their Declaration of Independence as a Proof that they cannot be subjugated
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an American Commerce throngh French Ports 120Predicts the Bankruptcy
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rejects the British Conciliatory Acts 133 Will treat only as an Independent
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The Senecas and Germain 144 Result for Pennsyivania 145
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Fox Pownall and Conway for Independence 147 Opinion
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His desire of Gibraltar 161 Refuses an Alliance with the United
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lation 166Paper Money in the States 166 Regulation of Prices 166
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of Germain 172 Nothing to be expected of Clinton 172 Confidence of
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His Reception by the Queen 180 His Zeal for America 180 France Impa
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Pettifogging of Florida Blanca 182 Refusal to acknowledge the United
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His Manner of employing Indians 188 His Preparations for Conquest
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Condition of the Officers 193 Of the Rank and File 194 Congress fixes
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CHAPTER XXXIX
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itants of Connecticut 210 Tryon recalled to New York 210 Gallant Assanlt
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of Pownall 215 American Independence fixed 216 America will establish
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Firmness of the English King Commons and People 224 English Opinion
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Nentrals in the Time of Cromwell 230 Recognised in Treaties with Portugal
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Russia for 1779 238 1ntervention of Frederic 238 Empress of Russia
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Reclamation of British Ships 242 Denmark forbids the Sale of American
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His Code 298 George III 298 Means of bringing Slavery
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In Sonth Carolina Slavery a Primary Element 307 Georgia 307 Massachu
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Misrepresentations of the Refugees 315 Knvphansen invades New Jersey
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His Letter to Sheldon 321 Failure of the Plan 321 Sir George Rodney
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His Attempt to bribe his Captors 327 He is taken to Jameson 327 Flight
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Opinions on Confederation 334 A New Apportioument
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arnte Acts of the States 336 The Claims of Virginia to Lands 336 Her
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Action of Congress to obtain Men and Money 341 Proposal for a Bank
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Washington at Weehawken 346 Toils of Congress 347 It adheres to
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of the Netherlands 360 Conflict between the Stadholder and the Country
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Confiscation of Goods 366 Capture of Dutch Settlements in Sonth America
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CHAPTER XLIX
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The French Cabinet accedes to the Request of the United States 371
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of America on Ireland 378 Irish Volunteers 378Henry Grattan 379
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Morgans DIness 387 His Retirement from Active Service
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can Army at Guilford Conrthonse 392 Greenes Masterly Retreat across
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his Wish to transfer the War to the Chesapeake 400Marches withont Orders
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Marches to Crugers Assistance 405 Greene raises the Siege 405 British
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Fate of Ledyard and other American Prisoners 412 Opinions
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Cornwallis remonstrates against a Defensive Campaign 418 Asks Leave
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Prophecies to Manrepas and to Vergennes 421 Movements of Washington
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peake appointed a Rendezvons for the Sea and Land Forces 422 Clinton
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The Netherlands receive him as American Envoy 433 A Liberal Spirit
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CHAPTER LVL
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His Interview with Vergennes 442 Canada 442 Franklin write to Shel
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Oswalds Powers delayed 448 Fox quarrels with the Cabinet 448 Death
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Confides in Franklins Sincerity 455 Sends Full Powers to Oswald 456
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Sir Guy Cnrleton supersedes Clinton 460 His Humanity 460 Wayne
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Jay inflexible 470 Rayneval departs for England 470 Mar
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His Instructions 477 Arrival of John Adams 477 His Hasty Concession
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The people of America want a Goverument
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