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Life of George Washington

By Irving, Washington

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Book Id: WPLBN0000581181
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Title: Life of George Washington  
Author: Irving, Washington
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collection: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association

Excerpt: The dreary encampment at Valley Forge has become proverbial for its hardships; yet they were scarcely more severe than those suffered by J Washington?the present winter, while hutted among the heights of Morristown. The winter set in early, and was uncommonly rigorous. The transportation of supplies was obstructed; the magazines were exhausted, and the commissaries had neither money nor credit to enable them to replenish them. For weeks at a time the army was on half allowance; sometimes without meat, some times without bread, sometimes without both. There was a scarcity, too, of clothing and blankets, so that...

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Table of Contents OF VOL. IV -- CHAPTER I -- PAGE -- Sufferings of the Army at Morristown Rigorous Winter Derangement -- of the Currency Confusion in the Commissariat Impressment of -- Supplies Patriotic Conduct of the People of New Jersey The Bay -- of New York Frozen over Lord Stirling s Expedition against Staten -- Island Knyphausen s Incursion into the Jerseys Caldwell s Church -- at Elizabethtown burnt Character of its Pastor Foray into Westchester -- County Burning of Young s House in the Valley of the -- Neperan, 1 -- CHAPTER II -- Arnold in Command of Philadelphia Unpopular Measures Arnold s -- Style of Living His Schemes and Speculations His Collisions with -- the Executive Council His Land Project Charges sent against him -- to Congress His Address to the Public Charges referred to a Court- -- Martial His Marriage Verdict of the Court-Martial Arnold Repri -- manded Obtains Leave of Absence from the Army, 11 -- CHAPTER III -- South Carolina Threatened Its Condition and Population Stormy -- Voyage of Sir Henry Clinton Loss of Horses Character of Lieu -- tenant-Colonel Tarleton Fleet Arrives at Tybee Sir Henry Clinton -- Advances upon Charleston Lincoln Prepares for Defence Commo -- dore Whipple Governor Rutledge Forebodings of Washington -- Embarkation of British Troops at New York Washington sends De -- Kalb with Reinforcements His hopeful Letter to Steuben, 25


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