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Still, it was not until September in the same year that a regular prospectus was offered, for 1 yet fea ed the want of matter, as well as the severe labor that I was sensible would become necessary to obtain it, if to be obtained at all. This prospectus contained these paragraphs:

"Believing, as we do, that the simplicity of the truth, as held forth by those who devised and execu ted the severance of this country from the power of a despot, has been widely departed from, no effort on our part shall be wanting to encourage a spirit to seek after and hold on to the principles which appear essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people of the United States; under an assurance that vigilance is the condition on which freedom is granted to us. But we enter upon the undertaking before us with considerable diffidence-fearful of the want of a just discrimi nation, and also of time for research and reflection to do justice to the weighty concern. It seemed however, to be imposed on us as a duty, and we will execute the task as well as we can.

"The materials, though the stock is pretty large, are not yet sufficient for the extensive work contemplated. The editor of the REGISTER has, for several years, been a collector of scraps and rare things-several gentlemen have liberally contributed articles which they would not have parted with except on an occasion like this; and others have promised us liberty to overhaul their neglected stores y of old papers: but much useful matter must be in the hands of those with whom we have not yet communicated on the subject; and every patriot is invited to give his aid to this collection, designed to record the feelings of “the times that tried men's souls." Letters may be sent to the editor at his cost for postage, and originals will be carefully returned, if requested. When copies from manuscripts are presented, it might be well to permit us to state the source from whence they were deriv. d, if necessary."

The terms were also set forth-it was promised that the volume should contain between four and five hundred pages, and cost, in sheets, the sum of three dollars. A view to pecuniary profit was disavowed-it had nothing to do with the origin or progress of the work, and if a reasonable allowance for money and time expended is afforded by its sale, it will be as much as ever has been expected.

I had no sooner fairly committed myself than 1 regretted it-the patriots of the revolution did not make speeches to be unattended to by their brethren in congress and fill up the columns of newspapers. They only spoke when they had something to say, and preferred acting to talking-very unlike the legislators of the present time. I plainly saw that great difficulties would oppose themselves to the fulfilment of my promise- I feared that more was expected of me than any man could do-for the facts that were manifest to my mind could not be appreciated by all: my pride, (an honest one, I trust), was alarmed-but, in obedience to a fixed rule that I have adopted for my own conduct, I resolved to meet the difficulty presented and conquer it by perseverance-if I could. To give some idea of the quantity of books and papers that have been looked into to effect this compilation, I think that I do not exaggerate when I say that they were sufficient to load a cart, and hours on hours have been spent in the service without the least profit. Perhaps, I was unlucky or unwise that my attention was not directed to the proper sources; it may be so-but of this I am satisfied, that very few of the "soul-stirring" speeches of the revolutionary period remain to warm the hearts of a grateful posterity: they were pronounced to be heard, not published. With this brief narrative, I submit the work to the liberality of my count ymen, American republicans-in the firm belief that, if I have not accomplished all that was hoped for by some, it will appear that others are agreeably disappointed; and I am satisfied that good will result from the publication of this collection: it will rescue from oblivion many things that were hastening to it, and lay the foundation, perhaps, of a more extensive and much more perfect work, which I shall always keep in my view.

In explanation it is necessary further to observe, that the leading object of this volume was to shew the feelings that prevailed in the revolution, not to give a history of events; hence, all matters of the latter class have been rejected, except as immediately necessary to shew the effects of feeling. The volume, also, might have been more acceptable if a greater degree of order had been observed as to dates, &c.; but it was almost impossible to approach regularity, in this respect, as well from the nature of things as from the occasional attention, only, that I was able to give to the work--but any inconvenience on this account is obviated by the copious index, o table of contents. prefixed Two articles have been, unfortunately, inserted twice---but, as they are of an excellent quality, I shall not be sorry for it, if the error causes them to be twice read. Many notices of proceedings, &c. are given only to indicate the general conduct of the people on such occasions as they have reference to.

*The earl of Dartmouth asked an American in London, (whose name we cannot call to mind at present), of how many members the congress consisted? the reply was "fifty-two." "Why that is the number of cards in a pack," said his lordship-"how many knaves are there?" "Not one," returned the republican-"please to recollect that knames are paunt nanda111

A.

Adams, John-letters to him from J. Palmer,
J. Trumbull, R. Cranch, S. Cooper, &c. 322,
323; his letter to the editor, enclosing a
copy of major Hawley's 'broken hints' 324;
to gov. Bullock, July 1, 1776, 327; to Mr.
Chase, same date, ibid; to Mrs. Adams, July 3,
1776, 328, 329; respecting com. Tucker 413;
Mr A when an ambassador, found as a pri
vate among the marines,

Adams, Samuel,

Address of the provincial congress of Massachu-
setts to the inhabitants of Great Britain, 205;
to the independent sons of Massachusetts,
432-see the several states, &c.

....

414

477

211

345
302

486

America, estimate of the military force of,
American and French soldiers, their comforts,
Andre, major, his affair with Arnold,
Arms of the United States, a description of,
Army of the revolution-statements of its force,
condition, pay, &c. & 211, 433; voluntary
contributions to support it,

move the troops from Boston, 211; his speech
on lord Suffolk's proposition to employ the
savages, 276; his remarks on the declaration
371
of independence
370
Cheeseman, capt his gallantry at Quebec
Christie, James, banished from Maryland
Church, Benjamin, his oration at Boston, 1773, 8
361
Churches, destruction of

222

Clarke, gen. George Rogers, an instance of his
380
astonishing firmness
Confederation, Drayton's speech on the articles of
and his project of a new bond of union, 98, 104
Congress-Virginia delegates to 201; meeting of
297; address to the inhabitants of the United
States, 1779, 407; held at New-York, in 1765,
451; manifesto of, 1778
Connecticut-gov. Trumbull's reply to W. Tryon
210; his letter to gov. Gage, 437; revolu
tionary pensioners of, highly interesting, 363,
364; election sermon

475

476
Conscience, Livingston's remarks on liberty of, 306
Contributions, (voluntary), to furnish supplies
486
for the army
Cornwallis-address of the abbe Bandole on his
capture, 268; a letter from gen. Washington,
as to the plans laid to capture him, 272; ex-
tract from Wraxall's memoirs respecting his
345, 362
surrender, 277; further particulars
369
Court martial on a spy

Cropper, gen. notice of his services and death 416
Cunningham, the infamous capt. his confession 274

486

Arnold, at New London, 330; his character, 331;
his letter to gen. Washington after his trea-
son, 391; procession with his effigy,
Asaph, St. the bishop of his speech,
Asgill, the case of. 317; letters of his mother, 318
Austin, Jonathan W. his oration at Boston, 1778,
B.

391
160

31

Bandole, M. l'abbe, his thanksgiving address on
the capture of Cornwallis,
Barlow's oration,

268
384

Barney, capt. his fight with the General Monk,
361; further particulars,

414
415

Barry, capt. mentioned,

374

Boston, the town of-nótice of many interesting
things that occurred therein, 464, 468, 470,
471, 479 to 486 and 489; battle between the
rope-makers and soldiers, 480; Whig club,
484; massacre of the 5th of March, with re-
flections, 481; persons proscribed at,
Boston orations"-in commemoration of the 5th
of March, 1770, when a number of citizens
were killed by a party of British troops, viz.
by James Lovell, Joseph Warren, (two),
Benj. Church, Jno. Hancock, Peter Thatcher,
Benjamin Hitchborn, Jonathan W. Austin,
William Tudor, Jonathan Mason, Thomas
Dawes, jun. Geo. Richards Minot, and Thos.
Welsh,

1 to 59
490

D.
Dartmouth, the earl of a letter addressed to 144
465
Davis, col. his journal kept at Yorktown
47
Dawes, Thomas, his oration at Boston, 1781,
Declaration of rights, the draught of Geo. Mason,
of Va. 123; of independence in Mecklenburg,
132, 135
N. C. 1775,
Delaware: petition to establish a militia, 1775,
257; letter from Dr. Tilton to Dr. Elmer on
the state of things, 1775, 257; correspondence
of the same, respecting toryism in Sussex co.
258, 259; letter of Z. G. to the committee at
Dover, 257; proceedings of the committee
respecting certain tea, 258; of the same, with
the satisfaction tendered to them, on account
of a disaffected article published, 260; arrest
of a member of the legislature, by the light
infantry company of Dover, and proceedings
thereon, 261; correspondence of Cæsar and
338-345
Thomas Rodney, &c.
361
Delaware river, passage of

Drayton, Wm. Henry, charges delivered by him
in 1776, 72, 81, 92; his speech in the general
assembly, 1778, 98; his project, 104, his ad-
dress to lord Howe and gen. Howe
Drayton's memoirs, an extract from
Dickinson, John, a letter from him, 1779, 343;
his speech in congress
Dunmore, lord, his letter to gen, Howe, 1775, 138;
his wicked proclamation, 1775
E.

493

373

Botta, Mr. extracts from his history
Brackenridge's eulogium on those who had fallen
in defence of their country, delivered 1779, 119
367
Brandt, col. his incursion, 1779,
159
Bullock, gov. a speech delivered by him
471
Bunker's hill, incidents of the battle at,
Burgoyne, gen. his correspondence with gen.

Lee, 206; his thundering proclamation, 1777,
262; laughing reply thereto, 263; proposals
264
for his exchange, humorous,
Burke, Edmund, his great speech in favor of con-
223 to 248
ciliation with the colonies, 1775,
Bushnell's machine,

469

C.

Canada, address to the people of
Carpenters' Hall, a speech delivered at
Champe, John, interesting history of
Champlain-American and British forces on
Charges, judicial-of John Jay, 1777, 62; W. H
72, 81, 92
Drayton
Charleston, proceedings at on arrival of stamps 467
Chatham, lord-a speech delivered by him on the
Sovereignty of Great Britain, 189; do. to re-

115
467

425

202

415

Ellery, William, one of the signers of the decla
ration of independence
300 Estaing, the count de-his declaration in the
430 name of the king, to the ancient French in
America

408

Effingham, lord, resigns his command in the
British army, &c.

421

Eulogium, by judge Brackenridge, (1779) on
those who had fallen in the contest with
Great Britain
Exports, resolves in Virginia respecting

119
196

Fi

F.

326

Farmer, John, his letter to the editor
Fayette, the marquis de la-an address to him
from the citizens of Baltimore and reply 393
Female patriotism, 305; do. pensioner for ser-
vices in the revolutionary army, 417; at Bris-
tol, Penn.

420

Franklin, Dr. extracts from several of his letters,
313; his letter to lord Howe, 315; his intro-
duction to the French academy, 316; Jeffer
son's letter respecting him, 317; his letter
to the people of Ireland, 1778-384; his re-
marks on holding Canada as a 'check'
French-D'Estaing's address to those in North
America

487

406

INDEX.

G.

Gage, gen. his proclamation offering pardon to
all but Adams and Hancock, 136; his corres.
pondence with gen. Washington, on the usage
of prisoners, 266; reply to gov. Trumbull 438
Gardner, col. at the battle of Bunker's hill 370
Gates, gen. pleasing instance of his gratitude 276 Loyalists-see ‘Tories.'
Georgia-speech of gov. Bullock to the provin-
cial congress, 1776

Germans, (old) of Penn. form a company
Germantown-anecdote of a brave fellow in the

battle of

371
Gordon's history, curious particulars respecting 483
Green, gen. to gen. Lacey

334

H.

Hale, captain Nathan
331, 366
Hancock, John, his oration at Boston, 1774, 12;
circumstances that attended its delivery 464
Hand, col. his reply to col. Mawhood
Haslett, col. a letter of his, Oct. 5, 1776,
Hawley, major, his 'broken bints,' 1774, 324; a
very interesting letter from him, 1780 374
Henry, Patrick-see 'Virginia': his famous decla-
claration, we must fight,' referred to, 324;
his oratory noticed

463
341

History of John Bull's children
Hitchborn, Benj. his oration at Boston, 1777,
Howe, lord and gen.-their 'declaration' in 1776,
and remarks thereon by 'a Carolinian'
Humiliation and prayer, a day set apart for
Hunter, Mr. of S. C. his daring escape
Hutchinson, gov.- see Massachusetts.'
Hyder Ali, the

K.
Kosciusco-an eulogium upon him

L.

T.

Importations of British goods, proceedings re-
specting in Maryland, 167, 169; do in Va. 198
Indians, incursions of, under col. Brandt
Instructions of Va. to her delegates in congress, 201
367
Insurance, rates of in England, 1776
Ireland-address to the people by Dr. Franklin, 382
432

J. A

303

Jasper, sergeant-a noble fallow
Jay, John, a charge delivered by him in 1777 62
Jefferson, Thomas, letters from him in 1775, 311;
respecting Franklin

317
477

Jersey prison ship, noticed

191

Johnston, gov. speech on the Boston port bill
'Joln Bull's children,' the history of
320
Jones, Paul, anecdotes of him, and his letter to
lady Selkirk

$78

Lacey, gen. his correspondence with the comman-
der in chief and others, when Philadelphia
was possessed by the British, 333; surprised
by the es my

Ladd, Dr. extract from one of bis orations

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273

M.
159 MacFingal, an extract from
420 Manufactures, &c. recommended, 181, 182, 184,
198, 202, 369, 445; humorous article about 321
'Marine Turtle'
Marion, gen. his hardy escape from the enemy
469
377; anecdotes and adventures

471
320
26

474

115
377
372

361

334
399

Ledyard, col. and others-of their fate, &c. at
New London
330

Lee, gen. his correspondence with gen. Burgoyne,
206; letter to the same, 425; the oath exact-
ed by him in Rhode-Island
427
490

469

Lee, Richard Henry, his speech in congress
Lee, captain Ezra, desperate valor of
Letter from a lady to a British officer 305; from
Philadelphia, 1774, to a member of parlia
ment, 418; another from Massachusetts to a
friend in London, ibid; another from Phila-
delphia, 1775, 420; from Charleston, 1775, 423
Lexington, the battle of, mentioned in a letter
from a lady, 305; some curious particulars
of the affair, 326; receipt of the news
Livingston, gov. of New-Jersey, his able and spi-
rited reply to gen. Robertson, 268; his speech
to the legislature, 1777, 270; his remarks on
Livingston, Dr. extract from one of his sermons 362
the liberty of conscience
306
Lovel, James, his oration at Boston, 1771,

470

1

488

123

Martin, gov. of N. Carolina, his proclamation, 134
Maryland- 1-a letter from addressed to the earl
of Dartmouth, 144; various proceedings re-
specting the importation of British goods,
1769, 167; do. in relation to the Boston port
bill, 172, 173; patriotic recommendations
for a meeting of deputies respecting manufac-
tures and home industry, 181; case of James
Christie, 222; address to count Rochambeau,
398; address of the general assembly to the
people, 1780
Mason, Jonathan, his oration at Boston, 1780
George, of Va.-many interesting parti
culars of, with a copy of his draught of a de-
claration of rights, and extracts from several
of his letters
Massachusetts-gen. Gage's proclamation, 1775,
136; proclamation of the general court, Jan.
1776, 142; address of the legislature to gen.
Washington and his reply, 143; Boston in-
structions, 156; Malden do. 156; proceedings
at Harvard college, 158; proceedings about
the Boston port bili, 172, 173, 174, 179, 180,
191; recommendations respecting manufac
tures and home industry, 182; parliamentary
proceedings respecting the civil government
of the colony, 1774, 194; address of the pro-
vincial congress to the inhabitants of Great
Britain, 205; gov. Hutchinson's speech to the
legislature, 1773, 279; answer of the house of
representatives, 287; address to the people
by the same, 253; resolutions adopted May
28, 1773, 294; letter to the speakers of the
assemblies of other colonies, 295; proceed-
ings in respect to certain letters, 295; ex-
tract from the governor's message and reply,
Jan. 1774, 296; message to gov. Gage, same
year, 297; address of the provincial congress,
Dec. 1774, 298; refusal of a jury to be im-
pannelled, 319; Hutchinson's divide et impera
420; recruiting service, 423; address to the
inhabitants of, 432; address of the provincial
congress to the people of Great Britain, 1775,
434; gov. Gage deposed, 435; proclama-
tion for a public thanksgiving, 436; test act,
(1776)
436

411
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Mawhood, a British col. bis proposition and the
reply to it

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463

427

Memento to Americans, 1776

Minot, George Richards, his oration at Boston,
1782

Military force of America

Montague, admiral, and a collier
"Mohawk Indians," who destroyed the tea at
Boston

326

52
211
485

Morton, Perez, his oration on the re-interment
of the remains of Warren

N.

59

184

463

330

New Hampshire-patriotic proceedings, and ad-
dress to the people, 1775
New-Jersey-vote of censure on gov. Franklin,
and an address to the people, 1776, 154; gov.
Livingston's correspondence with gen. Ro-
bertson, 268; speech of the same to the le-
gislature, 1777, 270; money in the public
treasury appropriated, 420; instructions to
the delegates in 1777, 461; cols. Mawhood
and Hand
New-London, the attack upon and savage murders
at, by Arnold, &c.
New-York-John Jay's charge, (1777) 62; ad-
dress from the legislature to their constitu
ents, 1781, 128; proceedings on the Boston
port bill, 174; association of the sons of li-
berty, 1773, 188; letter from the committee
to the mayor, &c. of London, 439; names of
the committee, 441; address of the provin-
cial congress to gen. Washington, (1775),
and reply, 441; address of the mechanics to
the delegates in the colonial congress, 441;
resolve respecting the resignation of commis-
sions, 444; about civil suits of law, 444; pro-
ceedings for the encouragement of domestic
manufactures, 445; on the request of the
Baptists for the liberty of preaching to the
troops, 446; address to gen. Washington and
gov. Clinton, on the evacuation of the city by
the British, and replies
North-Carolina-declaration of independence in
Mecklenburg county, 1775, 132; royal pro-
clamation of gov. Martin, 1780, 134; address
of the provincial congress to the inhabitants
of the British empire, 248; reply of the same
to gov. Martin's speech

477

447

0.

420

Old men's company
Orations-see Boston Orations'-also "Eulogi-
ums and speeches:' Perez Morton's on the
re-interment of the remains of Warren 59;
David Ramsay's, at Charleston, 1778-64;
Barlow's

384

P.

Parliament, British-bishop of St. Asaph's
speech 160; lord Chatham's as to the sove-
reignty of G. B. over the colonies 189; gov.
Johnston's on the Boston port bill 191-of
sundry persons (see 'speeches'): on the ci-
vil government of Massachusetts 194 to 198;
examination of gov. Penn, in the house of
lords 249; speech of John Wilkes 345; of
capt. Harvey
347
419

Payson, the rev. Mr. in battle!
Pemberton, James, and others-their remon-

strance

255

Pendleton, judge—his charge to grand jurors in
S. C. 1787

404

Penn, Mr. his examination in the house of lords,
1775

249

Pennsylvania-Brackenridge's eulogium 119;
proceedings at Philadelphia about certain
teas imported 170; address of a convention
of county committees, 1774, 175; proceed-
ings on the Boston port bill 179; speech de-
livered at Carpenter's Hall 202; declaration
of the deputies, June 24, 1776, 252; remon-
strance of James Pemberton and others, con-
fined in the free mason's lodge, Sept. 4, 1777,
255; transactions in the neighborhood of
Philadelphia 333 to 335; address of the de-
puties of the colony to the people, June,
1776-379; ordinance defining treason 417;
Old men's company 420; act respecting per-
sons scrupulous of bearing arms, ib. on the
monopoly of salt
Pensioners, revolutionary, anecdotes of 363, 364;
female

431

417

Petition of the Americans residing in London 332
Philadelphia-original details of events while

Prizes

the British occupied this city 333; glorious
act of gratitude of a sheriff 363; ancient
state of things at
471
Prisoners, the treatment of at New York, by Cun-
ningham
274
Privateers
376,432
432
Proclamation of the royal gov. Martin of N. Ca-
rolina 134; of gen. Gage at Boston, offering
pardon to all but 'Hancock and Adams'-
136; by the general court of Massachusetts
Bay, 1776, 142; of gen. Washington at Bos-
ton, 1776, 143; of lord Dunmore, 1775, 373;
of congress for a day of fasting, humiliation
and prayer, 1776, 377; another 392; of gen.
Washington on the bombardment of New

York
Proscriptions at Boston
Putnam, gen. anecdote of

Q.

Quakers of Pennsylvania

R.
Ramsay, Dr. David, his oration on independence,
1778

Randolph, Peyton, his death

Reed, gen. Joseph, to H. W. esq. 1780
Retaliation-case of Asgill

434

374
419

334

64
47L
335
317

Retaliatory measures recommended by congress,

1778

370

Rhode Island-oath exacted of the people of by
gen. Lee
427
Robertson, gen. his correspondence with gov.
Livingston respecting certain traitors 268
Rochambeau, count de-addressed by the peo-
ple of Baltimore and the general assembly
of Maryland, with his replies
397
Rodgers, Dr. extract from one of his sermons 361
Rodney, Cæsar-collections from his papers 335;
letters from him
339, 340

Thomas, letters from him 341, 342, 343, 344
Rush, Dr. bis address to the people of the Unit-
ed States-"the revolution is not over,"
1787
404
Rutledge, gov. of S. C. his speech to the legisla
ture, 1776
S.

152

Salem privateers-a complete list of
Salt, on the scarcity of

376
431

Sea fight-an account of the first fought in the
revolution

370
150

Sedition-an act of S. Carolina respecting
Sermon, Dr. Smith's at Philadelphia, 1775, 215;
extract from Dr. Rodgers on the destruc

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tion of the churches during the war, &c.
361; extract from one delivered by presi
dent Stiles

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467

Slaves, resolves respecting the importation of
Smith, rev. Dr. bis sermon
Soldier's daughter, narrative of a
South Carolina-Dr. Ramsay's oration 64; judge
Drayton's charge 72; others by the same
81.92; presentments by a grand jury in 1776
79; other presentments 91 97; judge Dray-
ton's speech in the general assembly, 1778,
98; an act to prevent sedition and punish in
surgents, &c. 150; governor Rutledge's
speech, 1776, and reply of the legislature
152; resolves 154; thanks to Messrs. Mid-
dleton and Rutledge 157; escape of Mr.
Hunter 371; judge Pendleton's charge 404;
address to the gov. lord William Campbell
449; resolves against the town of Poole and
about absentees 450; association of the mem-
bers of the provincial congress 450; recep.
tion of stamps
Specch-of judge Drayton on the articles of con-
federation, 1778, 98; of gov. Rutledge to the
legislature and reply of the same 152; of
gov. Bullock to the provincial congress of
Georgia, 1776, 159; of the bishop of St.
Asaph, in the house of lords, 1774, 160; of
lord Chatham, 1774, 189; of gov. Johnston,
same year, 191; ditto of Mr. Fuller, sir
George Sackville, Mr. Ellis, gen. Conway,
lord North, sir George Young, gov. John-
ston, Mr. Harris, sir Edward Ashley, Mr.
Ward, gov. Pownal, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Fox,
sir Gilbert Elliott and sir Richard Sutton, in
parliament, on the civil government of Mas-
sachusetts 194; delivered at Carpenter's Hall,
Philadelphia, 1775, 202; of the earl of Chat-
ham, on removing the troops from Boston
(1775) 211, of John Wilkes, 1775, 345; of
capt. Harvey 347; fragment of one delivered
in congress, spirited 423; of a farmer to his
neighbors 428; another fragment of a
speech 431; of R. H. Lee and John Dickin-
Bon, in congress, from "Botta's revolution"
490 to 495
369

Strong measures recommended, 1778
Sullivan, gen. extract from his orderly book
Synod of New York and Philadelphia

T.

473

198

215

Tudor, William, his oration at Boston, 1779
471 Tusten, Dr. a sketch of
Tyrannicide, the-the first vessel built for the
naval service of the U. S.-her battles, &c. 370

Spy, executed, by order of gen. Sullivan
Stamp-act-congress, the proceedings of, at
length

451

Stoney Point-Wayne's orders previous to the
capture of

275
370

369

421

Tarring and feathering-a Yankee trick, &c. 273;
case of Malcom and an instance of its prac-
tice by the British
482
Tea-proceedings respecting the importation of
170, 198; destroyed at Boston 326; anecdote
about its use 380; song made on its destruc.
tion 470; some particulars of the affair
Thatcher, Peter, his oration at Boston, 1776,
Thompson, Charles-his introduction as secreta.
ry to congress

Ticonderoga, capture of, returns, &c.
Tilton, Dr. see Delaware: his letter from Wil-
liamsburg, Dec. 1781
345
Tories, declaration and address to the British
king, 1781

Treason, law declaratory of it
Trumbull, gov. his correspondence with W. Try-
on 210; with gen. Gage
437

485

23

470
373

Tryon, William, his letter to gov. Trumbull ane
reply
Tucker, commodore, interesting particulars of

210

him

413
36

367

393
417

V.

Virginia-interesting facts of George Mason-
his declaration of rights, and sundry letters
123; Dunmore's letter to Howe 138; pro-
ceedings in the convention thereon 139; co.
py of the oath extorted by Dunmore 141;
proceedings at Norfolk on the Boston port
bill 180; do. at Williamsburg, Fredericks-
burg, Hanover, & on the removal of certain
arms and munitions of war, 1775, 186; asso
ciation respecting the import of British
goods, slaves, teas, &c. and recommending
manufactures 198; instructions to the dele.
gates to congress 201; do. to the delegates of
Cumberland county 211; further instruc-
tions to the delegates in congress-respect-
ing a bill of rights-toasts drank and the
Union flag unfurled, May 15, 1776, 251; de-
bate on Henry's motion to pu the colony in
a state of defence, 1775 307; the people
called to arms. 1779, 381; the test of 1776,
446; instructions to Messrs. Lewis and
Boyer
446

W.

Warren, Dr. Joseph-his oration at Boston 1772,
4; another, in 1775, 17; notice thereof 468;
oration on the re-interment of his remains
59; eulogium upon him
Washington-his proclamation on taking posses-
sion of Boston, 1776, with the address of the
assembly and his reply 143; the honors of
Harvard college conferred on him 158; his
correspondence with gen. Gage on the usage
of prisoners 266; his letter explaining the
plans laid respecting Cornwallis 273; Miss
Seward's lines upon 303; correspondence
with gen. Lacey 333; interesting let ers to
C. Rodney, respecting exchanges, want of
clothing, violations of parole, and want of
food 335, 337, 338; to congress shewing his
embarrassments, June, 1780, 337; acceptance
of the command of the army 350; his letter
to congress, 1776, 350; general orders, 1783,
353; circular to the states, 1783 354, resig-
nation of his command 359; first speech to
congress under the constitution 359; his or-
ders to gen. Sullivan, on passing the Dela-
ware 361; in want of a pen knife 369; address
to the inhabitants of Canada 423, his procla
mation on the bombardment of New York
434; addressed at New York
Wayne, gen. is orders previous to the attack on
Stoney Point

477

275

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Weight of several great men in the revolution 376
Welsh, Thomas, his oration at Boston, 1783
Woman, sentiments of an American, 1780
Wraxall's memoirs, an extract from respecting
the surrender of Cornwallis

389

277

349-

Y.

Yankee doodle-the occasion on which the air
was first played in the United States 372
Yorktown, interesting particulars of affairs at
345, 362; additional 371; extracts from a
journal kept at the siege of
485

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