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Canada for the armament on Lake Champlain. State of the American
in the department for the education of ibe Royal Brothers. 'Extraordinary
Conduct observed in
by the Landgrave of Hile for levy-money. Debates. Mefage fronike
Motion by the minister for the pa;ment of a demand made by the
Landgrave of Hille, on an unliquidated bopilal account of the half
Debates. Motion carried in the committee of supply upon a divifion.
. Tranjations previous or relative to
vernor Johnsione. Dzbates. The reclutions i cjuted upon a dizisin. Earl of
of the army. Attack on the new batteries at Philadelphia. Dela-
. Successful expedition to Billing's
Preparations made by General Carleton. Line of conduct pursued by bint
CH A P. IX.
gress of the Javages. New England governments notwithstanding bewed
condud of Colonel Baum. Colonel Breyman ordered forward to support the expedition. Baum defeated and taken prisoner ; Breyman also defeas. ed. ill consequences. Fort Stanwix obftinately defended against Colonel St. Leger. - General Harkimer attempts to relieve the fort with a body of militia, who are mostly cut 10 pieces. Cruelty, and ill conduct of the savages ; grow fullen and intractable ; oblige Colonel St. Leger to raise the fiege with precipitation and loss. Villainy of their behaviour on ibe retreat. Siege raised before the arrival of Arnold and his detachment to the relief of the fort. General Gates takes the command of the Ame
General Burgoyne with the royal army pass the North River at Saratoga, and advance to attack the enemy near Still Water. Difference of opinion upon that measure, as well as the motivos which led to its being adopred. Severe and beavy action on the nineteenth of September. Both armies fortify their camps. Unfortunate attion on the seventh of Oktober. Camp stormed. Death of General Frazer, Co
lonel Breyman, and Sir James Clarke. Disfrefjed, situation of the royal army. Masterly movement made, and an entire new position taken in the night. New engagement eagerly fought, but refufid on the next day by the enemy. Retreat to Saratoga. Previous defertion of the Indians and others. Royal army reduced to the utmost streights. Nearly surrounded on all fides. Cut off from all means of jubijlence, and posibility of retreat. Councils of war.
Convention concluded with General Gates. Terms of the convention. State of the army. Successful expedition by Sir Henry Clinton and General Vaughan up ibe North River. Several forts taken ; Ejopus and other places destroyed. Colonel Campbell, with the Majors Sill and Grant, and Count Grabousie, a Polish nobleman, killed in this expedition. Some observations on campaign.
Amicable change of disposition in the courts of Madrid and Lisbon, upor
the death of ihe King of Portugal. Some account of that Monarch. S4C-