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NANCY, a British ship, captured by Capt. Manly
anecdote connected with the capture of, 223.

Nantasket roads, delay of the British fleet in, after
the evacuation of Boston, 255.

Navy, American, early commanders of, 219 ; vessels
and officers of, in 1775, 267 ; early attempts to es
tablish, unfortunate, 666 ; summary of the opera
tions of, after the exploits of Paul Jones (note), 925.




Nelson, Gov., money borrowed by, for the state of
Virginia, 911 ; touching display of patriotism made
by, 916 ; house of, in Yorktown (note), 917,

" Neutral Ground," prisoners taken by the British, at
Young s house on, 721.

Newark, retreat of Washington to, after the loss of
Fort Washington, 394 ; position of the army at, 395.

New Bedford, depredations of Sir Charles Grey at, 665.

New Brunswick, New Jersey, Lord Cornwallis at, 447

Newcastle, duke of, his ignorance and incapacity, 47.

Newcastle, Gen. Lee left in command at, 385 ; Lee
urged to break up his encampment at, 395.

New England, interest taken by, in the expedition
against Louisburg, 8 ; manners of the officers from,
according to Gray don and Gordon, 298 ; account of
"a riot," illustrating the manners of officers from,
300 ; measures taken by Washington for the pro
tection of, 673 ; governors of, urged by Washington
to forward troops and supplies, 899 ; disaffection of
troops from, at being marched into Virginia, 902.

Newfoundland, ceded to Great Britain by the treaty
of Utrecht, 6.

New-Hampshire grants and the "Green-Mountain
Boys," 152.

New Hampshire, victory obtained at Bennington by
militia of, under Gen. Stark, 522.

New Haven, ravages of Gov. Tryon in, 697.

New Jersey, proclamation issued in, by the brothers
Howe 404 ; outrages of British and Hessians on the
people of, 425 ; command of the British forces in,
resumed by Cornwallis, 427 ; sufferings of, from
the soldiery of both armies, 446 ; efforts of Wash
ington to prevent plunder in, 447 ; movements of
Sir W. Howe in, in 1777, 453 ; inferiority of Amer
ican forces in, 453, 457 ; Americans left in posses
sion of, by the retreat of Howe to Staten island, 480;
abandoned by Clinton and Knyphausen, 750; mutiny
of the troops from, in 1781, 824.

New London, destruction of, proposed by Sir H. Clin
ton, 698 ; expedition against, postponed by Clinton,
701 ; expedition against, intrusted to Arnold, 905 ;
reduced to ashes by Arnold, 907.

Newport, Rochambeau and De Ternay at, in 1780,
752 ; project of Sir H. Clinton for an attack upon
the French at, 754 ; French fleet blockaded in, by
Admiral Arbutlmot, 755.

New York, alarm occasioned in, by the simultaneous
arrival of Clinton and Lee, 235 ; condition of the
army in, 265 ; the army improving the defenses of,
297 ; jealousies existing among the troops at, 300 ;
action of the secret committee of the state conven
tion of, 306 ; statement of the American force in, at
the time of the Howes arrival at Staten island, 317;
commiseration felt by Washington for the helpless
in Gen. Howe delays the attack on, 321 ; excite
ment of the inhabitants of, on the landing of Howe
on Long island Washington assures the people of.

that the city should not be burned, 323 ; evacuation
of, contemplated Congress interrogated as to the
destruction of, 337 ; urgency of Gen. Greene for the
evacuation of Washington directed by Congress to
spare in case of evacuation, 340 ; Washington in
favor of the evacuation of, 341, 347 ; British cannon
ade upon the American works at, 348 ; efforts of
Washington to have the sick and stores removed
from, 349 ; taken possession of, by the British, 352;
great fire in, 355 ; fire in. checked by the exertions
of Howe s sailors, 356 ; abundance of tories in, 300;
militia of, in a state of mutiny, 383 ; plan of Wash
ington for an attack upon, 754 ; joint French and
American attack upon, proposed by Washington
and Rochambeau, 897 ; southern states relieved by
Washington s threatened attack on, 899 ; plan for
the attack upon, abandoned by Washington, 900.

Niagara, surrendered to the British, 107.

Nielson, Col., Major Stockton and fifty nine New
Jersey royalists taken prisoners by, 454.

Ninety- Six, siege laid to, by Gen. Greene garrisoned
by American royalists, 864 ; description of t the
fortifications of, 865 ; attempt to take the fortress
of, by storm, 868 ; siege of, raised by Greene, on
the approach of Rawdon, 870 ; abandonment of,
by Rawdon, 871 ; dismal civil war in the neighbor
hood of, 879.

Nixon, Gen., with Gates at Stillwater, 537.

Nook s hill, attempt of Washington to get possession
of, at the siege of Boston, 249 ; second and success
ful attempt to take possession of effect of the
American occupation of, upon Gen. Howe s move
ments, 251.

Norfolk, defeat of Dunmore at, and burning of, 240.

North Carolina, loyalists in, under Col Bryan, make
their escape to Cheraw hill, 731 ; flight of the mili
tia of, at the battle of Guilford courthouse, 839.

North, Lord, "conciliatory bills" of, how received in
the United States, 628 ; how affected by the sur
render at Yorktown seals of office resigned by, 936.

North river, plans for obstructing, 286; Highland passes
on, intrusted to M Dougall and Geo. Clinton, 476.

Norwalk, laid in ashes by the British, 698.

Nova Scotia, ceded to Great Britain by the treaty of
Utrecht, 6; expulsion of Acadians from, in 1755, 90.

OCHTERLONY, Capt. .killed at the siege of Quebec, 119.

O Hara, Gen., appointed by Cornwallis to give up his
sword to Washington, 920.

Ohio territory, claims of England and France to, 32.

Orangeburg, surrender of, to Gen. Sumter, 863.

Orme, Capt. R., invites Washington, by letter, to join
Braddock, 57 ; wounded at Braddock s defeat, 79.

Oswego, expedition of the French against, in 1756, 91;
taken by the French under Montcalm, 95 ; destruc
tion of the fort at, 90.





PATNE, Thomas, influence upon the popular mind, of
his pamphlet "Common Sense" biographical notice
of, 304.

Palfrey, Col., sent on board Admiral Howe s ship, to
negotiate respecting prisoners, 312.

Palmer, Edmund, hanged as a spy by Putnam, 502.

Parker, Admiral Sir Peter, arrival of, at Cape Fear,
288 ; attacks Fort Sullivan, 292 ; wounded, 294.

Parker, Capt., assembles minute-men in Lexington,

Parsons, Gen., at the battle of Long island Lord
Stirling sent to the aid of, 325.

Patterson, Col., sent by Gen. Howe with a flag to
Washington 310 ; appointed brigadier-general, 452 ;
with Gates at Stillwater, 537.

Paulding, John, one of the Cow-boys who arrested
Major Andre, 773 ; burial-place of, 789.

Paulus Hook, surprise of, by Major Henry Lee, 711.

Pearson, Capt., commander of the Serapis in the
fight with the Bon Homme Richard, 705 ; obliged
to haul down his colors himself made a baronet,
(note), 110.

Peekskill, visit of Washington to, 385 ; concentration
of troops at, 460 ; stores destroyed at, by the British,
463 ; Putnam retreats from, 553.

Pellew, in the fight on Lake Champlain, in 1776, 367.

Pennsylvania, backward in affording aid to Braddock,
59 ; influence in, of the success of the brothers
Howe, 405 ; intentions of Gen. Howe to confine his
operations to, 462 ; the legislature of, interferes
with plans of Washington, 601 ; American com
missaries repulsed by farmers of, 602, 604 ; mutiny
of regiments from, 821.

Pennytown, outrages in, by British and Hessians, 425.

Penobscot bay, expedition against Col. M Lean at, 712.

Pepperell, William, commmander of the expedition
against Louisburg, 9 ; biographical notice of, 10 ;
great personal influence of, 11 ; superseded by Com
modore Warren, 14 ; friendly intercourse of, with
Warren, 20 ; letters of, relative to the progress of
the siege of Louisburg, 21, 24 ; disheartened by
want of success in a night attack, 23 ; reinforcements
received by, 25 ; rivalry between, and Warren, 27 ;
baronetcy conferred upon, 29.

Percy, Lord, conversation overheard by, respecting
the expedition to Concord, 141 ; penurious character
of (note) reinforcements taken by, to Col. Smith,
147 ; narrow escape of, at the battle of Lexington,
148 ; in command of the force intended to attack
Dorchester heights, 246 ; at the battle of Long island,
324 ; reinforcements brought by, to Gen. Howe, at
White Plains, 382.

Petersburg, ravages of Phillips and Arnold in, 845.

Peyton, rescue of, from Indians, at siege of Quebec, 119.

Phelps, Capt. Noah, Ethan Allen s guide to Ticon-
deroga, 154.

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Philadelphia, people of, unwilling to believe the rumor
of Braddock s defeat, 85 ; plans of Washington for
the protection of, 405 ; Putnam charged with the
fortification of, 406 ; supposed intentions of the
British with regard to, 476 ; march of Washington s
army through the streets of, 530; shoes and blankets
procured from, 579 ; march of troops under Corn-
wallis into, 580 ; a council of war decides against
attacking Gen. Howe in, 593 ; British army in, well
supplied with provisions, 603 ; want of discipline
among the British troops in, 604, 605 ; Mischianza
got up in, in honor of Sir. W. Howe, 607-612 ; joy
ful reception of the British commissioners by the
inhabitants of confusion in, on the evacuation by
Sir H. Clinton, 629 ; promises made by the tories
of, to the commissioners, 630 ; suspicious conduct
of Arnold in, while military governor, 757 ; march
of American and French armies through, 901.

Phillipsburg, encampment of Washington at, 898.

Phillips, Gen., commands Burgoyne s artillery, 485 ;
chief command in Virginia assumed by, 844 ; ravages
of, in Virginia, 845 ; death of, at Petersburg, 846.

Pickens, Col., defeats loyalists at Kettle creek, 688 ;
biographical notice of, 733 ; sword presented to,
for his services at the Cowpens, 818 ; at the battle
of Eutaw Springs, 884.

Pickering, Timothy, adjutant-general, after Reed, 458.

Pigott, Gen. Sir R., left wing of the British led by,
at Breed s hill, 171 ; repulse of, at Breed s hill,
172 ; defends Rhode island against Sullivan, Greene,
and D Estaing, 660.

Pitcairn, Major, enters Lexington with British
troops, 142 ; fires upon minute-men at Lexington,
143 ; his conduct at Lexington disapproved by
Gage, 149 ; death of, at Breed s hill, 176.

Pluckimen, halt of the American army at, 437.

Point aux Trembles, retreat of De Vaudreuil to, 131.

Point Levi, taken by Gen. Monckton, 114 ; defenses
of, strengthened, 115 ; disastrous night-attack on,
by Montcalm, 117.

Pomeroy, Major, letter of, from before Louisburg,
19 ; his gallant conduct at Banker s hill, 177.

Pompton, Gen. Sullivan stationed at, by Washington,
481 ; mutiny of New Jersey troops at, 824.

Pompton plains, camp of Washington moved to, 497.

Poor, Gen., with Gates at Stillwater, 537.

Port Royal, British driven out of, by Col Moultrie, 689.

Portsmouth, Va. , taken possession of, by Arnold, in
1781, 821 ; arrival of Cornwallis at, 850.

Prescott, Col. William, ordered to fortify Bunker s
hill personal appearance of, 162 ; intrenchments
thrown up by, on Breed s hill, instead of Bunker s,
163 ; observed by Gen. Gage walking on the para
pet at Breed s hill, 165 ; narrow escape of, at Breed s
hill, 177.

Prescott, Gen., capture of, at Rhode island treatment
as a prisoner, 501 ; exchanged for Gen. Lee, 618.



Prevost, Gen., operations of, in Georgia, in 1779, 688 ;
Gen. Ashe defeated by, at Brier creek, 690 ; march
of, to Charleston, 691 ; rapid retreat of, to John s
island, 693 ; his defense of Savannah, 714.

Princeton, retreat of Washington to, 405 ; march of
Washington to, from the Assumpink, 431 ; entrance
of Gen. Leslie into battle of, 435 ; retreat of
Washington from losses at the battle of, 436.

Pringle, Capt., British fleet under the command of, on
Lake Champlain, 367.

Prisoners, cruel treatment of, by the British, 441 ;
letters of Washington to the Howes, in relation to
the treatment of, 443 ; letter of Washington to
Congress, in relation to the treatment of, 445.

Providence, a twelve-gun ship, exploits of, 670.

Pulaski, Count Casimir, biographical notice of, 508 ;
brigadier-general, 509 ; daring of, displayed at
Trenton, 623 ; legion of, surprised by Capt. Fergu
son, 675 ; aid brought to Charleston by, 691 ; death
of, at the siege of Savannah, 717.

Putnam, Col. Rufus, anecdote of, 266 ; charged with
the construction of forts on the North river, 286.

Putnam, Gen. Israel, with Col. Williams when at
tacked by Dieskau, 89 ; joins the patriots after the
battle of Lexington, 150 ; at Breed s hill, 168 ;
efforts of, to get reinforcements to Breed s hill, 175 ;
efforts of, to rally the Americans at Bunker s hill,
177 ; Prospect hill fortified by, 181 ; woman con
nected with Church s treason arrested by, 218 ; mor
tar captured by Capt. Manly christened by, 224 ; in
command of the army in New York, 260, 265 ; chevaux-
de-frise devised by, to obstruct British ships on the
North river, 314, 371 ; plans of Anderson and Bush-
nell endorsed by, 318 ; in command on Long island,
822, 324 ; visit of Washington to, in Brooklyn, 325 ;
favors the evacuation of New York, 341 ; commands
the rear-guard, at the evacuation of New York, 349 ;
abandons New York, 351 ; attacked by the British on
their march to Harlem incident to which his escape
was owing, 352 ; charged with the fortification of
Philadelphia, 406 ; fails to co-operate with Washing
ton at Trenton, 423 ; letter of Washington to, after
the battle of Princeton, 437 ; small force under, at
Princeton, 450 ; intrusted to place a boom across the
Hudson at Fort Montgomery, 477 ; reply sent by, to
Sir H. Clinton, on his demanding the liberation of
Edmund Palmer, 502 ; in command at Peekskill,
549 ; discouraged by the successes of Clinton, 554 ;
unwillingness of, to send reinforcements to Wash
ington, 590 ; revolt in the division of, at Danby, 683 ;
narrow escape of, at Greenwich, 696 ; Lossing s ac
count of the escape of (note) subsequent vigorous
action of, 697.

Pyle, Col., deception practiced upon, by Pickcns and
Lee, near the Haw river, 834 ; surprise and defeat
of left for dying, but survived, 835 ; terror pro
duced among the loyalists bv the surnrise of, 836.


QUEBEC, expedition of Wolfe against, in 1759, 109,
111 ; fortifications of, 111 ; fire-ships sent against
the British fleet at, 113 ; movements of Lieut.
Rogers at the siege of, 115 ; failure of Gen. Monck-
ton s attack on, at the Montmorenci adventures of
Ochterlony and Peyton during the siege of, 118 ;
barbarity during the siege of, 122 ; position of the
French at. 124 ; surrender of, to the British, in 1759,
131 ; expedition of Arnold against, in 1775, 196,
201-206 ; summoned to surrender, 206 ; departure
of Arnold from, to Point aux Trembles, 207 ; oper
ations of Montgomery and Arnold at, 209, 211 ; ice-
battery constructed by Montgomery at, 209 ; de
struction and abandonment of the ice -battery at, 210 ;
united attack upon, by Montgomery and Arnold,
211 ; operations of Gen. Wooster at reinforcements
received by Carleton in retreat of the American
army from, 261.

Queen s Rangers, prisoners made from, by Lord Stir
ling. 376 ; successful foraging expeditions of, 624.

Quinby bridge, exploits of Sumter, Marion, and Lee
at, 875 ; desperate position of American officers at,
877 ; killed and wounded at, 878.


RAHL, Col. , in the attack on Fort Washington, 390 ;
force under, in Trenton, 418 ; twice warned of tho
intended attack upon Trenton, 419 ; surprise of,
when attacked, 421 ; shot at the head of his men,
422 ; Washington visits his death bed, 424.

Rah way river, bridge across, defended by Col. Angel,
against the troops of Sir H. Clinton, 750.

"Raid of the dog days," in South Carolina, 873.

Raisin river, battle at Frenchtown, near, 101, 102.

Raleigh, cruise of, in company with the Alfred, 592 ;
command of, given to Capt. Barry, 671 ; chase and
capture of, by the Experiment and Unicorn, 671-673.

Ranger, memorable cruise of Paul Jones in the, in
1778, 666 ; action of the, with the Drake, 669.

Rapelye, Mrs , information sent by. to Lord Howe, of
the American retreat from Long island, 335.

Rathburne, Capt., cruise of, in the Providence, G70.

Rawdon, Lord, at the storming of Fort Montgomery,
550,553 ; at Charleston, with reinforcements for Sir
H. Clinton, 726 ; in command of the British at
Camden, 731 ; command in South Carolina devolved
upon, 802 ; compels Sumter to raise the siege of
Fort Granby, 852 ; attempt of Greene to surprise,
at Camden, 854 ; Greene surprised by, at Hobkirk s
hill, 856 ; force of, at Hobkirk s hill, principally
American royalists, 857 ; junction of Col. Watson
with, at Camden, 860 ; Camden evacuated and
burned by, 861 ; held in check at Charleston by
Marion and Sumter, 803 ; Ninety-Six abandoned by,

871 ; pursuit of, by Greene retreat of, to Granby,

872 ; junction of Cols. Stewart and Cruger with




strong- ground taken by, near Orangeburg, 873 ; re
treats to Charleston, and departs for Europe
succeeded by Stewart at Orangeburg, 879.
Rawlings, Col., at the defense of Fort Washington, 388.
Red-bank, fort at, taken by Cornwallis, 591.
Reed, Col. Joseph, correspondence of Washington
with, 222; state papers intrusted to, by Washington,
323 ; an admirer of Gen. Lee biographical notice
of esteem of Washington for nattering letter
written by, to Lee. 397 ; letter of Washington to,
enclosing the letter of Lee, 400; letter from, to
Washington, urging active measures, 416 ; letter of
Washington to, informing him of the hour for the
attack on Trenton, 417 ; British commissary and
foraging party made prisoners by, 428 ; brigadier-
general, 452 ; resignation of, as adjutant general,
457 ; answer made by, to British offers, 631 ; meas
ures taken by, to end the mutiny of the Pennsylva
nia troops, 823.

Reidesel, Baron, in command of Brunswickers, 485.
llcidesel, Baroness, with her husband in Burgoyne s
army, 542 ; reminiscences of, of the night following
the second battle of Bemis heights, 560 ; the
British camp on the Fishkill described by, 567 ; her
joy at the prospect of surrender, 572; 573 ; conducted
to the tent of Gen. Gates by Schuyler, 574 ; taken
by Schuyler to his own tent marked kindness of
Schuyler s family to, 575.
Revolution, battles of the, 137.

Rhode Island, perfect tent-equipages of, in the conti
nental army, 187 ; arrival of ammunition from, in
the camp at Cambridge, 192 ; aid demanded by,
from Congress, against the exactions of Capt.
Wallace, 227 ; Arnold dissuaded by Washington
from making an attack upon, 451 ; D Estaing s iieet
at expedition against the British on, 660 ; delays
in the attack upon, 661 ; want of co-operation in
the attack upon, 661-663.

Richmond, occupied by Arnold, 820 ; buildings burned
in, 821 ; designs of Phillips and Arnold against, 845.
Riviere aux Boeufs, French fort on, in 1754, 34.
Robertson, Gen., arrival of, in New York, with rein
forcements for Sir II. Clinton, 548.
Robinson, Col. Beverly, headquarters of Arnold at the
house of, 756 ; accompanies Major Andre to Dobbs
ferry, to meet Arnold, 763 ; correspondence of
Arnold with, on board the Vulture, 764.
Rochambeau, Count de, news of the coming of, brought
by Lafayette, 751 ; instructions of the French minis
ter to, in relation to the precedence of American
officers, 752 ; biographical notice of lands at New
port, 753 ; his reinforcements blockaded in Brest,
755 ; conference of Washington with, at Hartford,
763 ; interview of Washington with, at Weathers-
field, 897 ; money loaned by, to Robert Morris, 900;
visits Mount Vernon, 904.
Rogers, Major, biographical notice of, 361 ; Dr. Whee-

lock s account of his interview with, 362 ; arrested
at South Amboy the Queen s Rangers recruited by
excites the Connecticut people by his threats, 363;
Americans anxious to get possession of, 376.

Rose and Phoenix, British ships of -war, pass the bat
teries on the Hudson, 307 ; interrupt communica
tions, 312 ; chain forged to prevent their progress,
313 ; their conflict with row-galleys, and withdrawal
from the river, 317 ; not hindered by Putnam s c7ie-
vaux-de frise, 318.

Roxbury, Winter hill fortified at, 182 ; right of the
continental army at, under Gen. Ward, 189.

Rugely. Col., surrender of, with a wooden cannon, 811.

Rutherford, Gen., patriot force gathered by, 733.

Rutledge, Gov. John, patriotic conduct of, 690 ; militia
called out by, 723 ; aid for South Carolina promised
to, 733 ; with Greene in his camp on the Pedee, 812.


SAG HARBOK, stores at, destroyed by Col. Meigs, 475.

St. Clair, Gen., appointed major general, 452; at
Ticonderoga, 487 ; Ticonderoga abandoned by, 492 ;
mid-night retreat of, 493 ; pursued by Gen. Fraser
and Baron Reidesel, 494 ; retreat of, to Hubbardton
Castleton, and Bennington, 495,496; arrival of, at Fort
Edward, 498 ; justifies the abandonment of Ticon
deroga, 499 ; inquiry into his conduct at Ticonderoga,
523 ; suspected of complicity in Arnold s treason, 784.

St. Clair, Sir John, sent to Virgnia, 54 ; obtains re
cruits there, 56 ; threats made by, to the Pennsyl
vania commissioners, 58.

St. John, on the Sorel, capture and abandonment of,
by Arnold, 156 ; surrender of, to Montgomery, 201.

St. Leger, Col., gives up the siege of Fort Schuyler,
527 ; trick played upon, by Indians, 528 ; retreats
to Ticonderoga, 545.

Saltonstall, Capt., commands a Massachusetts fleet
sent against Col. M Lean at Peuobscot bay, 713.

Sandy Hook, French fleet under D Estaing at, 659.

Santee river, encampment of Gen. Greene on the
"High hills" of, 873,891.

Saratoga, Gen. Burgoyne at, 537 ; retreat of Burgoyne
to, 563 ; retreat of Burgoyne from, 566 ; British loss
at, and consequences of Burgoyne s surrender at, 576.

Saunders, Admiral, with Wolfe in his expedition
against Quebec, 109.

Savannah, Gen. R. Howe defeated near, 687 ; siege
of, 714 ; siege of, raised death of Count Pulaski
at the siege of Sergeant Jasper mortally wounded
at the siege of, 717 ; losses at the siege of death
of Maitland at, 718 ; British evacuation of, 895.

Scammel, Col., in the retreat from Long island, 334 ;
death of, at the siege of Yorkto\vn, 910.

Schuyler, Gen. Philip, directed to undertake the in
vasion of Canada, 195 ; fortifies Ticonderoga, 197 ;
operations of, against Sir J. Johnson, 236 ; letter of
Washington to, in relation to affairs in Canada, 262 ;




dislike of the New England troops towards Gray-
don on the manners of, 263 ; letter of Washington
to, in relation to imputations on his character
biographical notice of, 264 ; resists the claims of
Gen. Gates to the command of the Northern army,
285 ; irascibility of insinuations of Col. Trumbull
against, 458 ; superseded by Gates, 459 ; reinstated
in command, 481 ; his ignorance of the fate of St.
Clair, 495 ; his account of the Northern army at Fort
Edward, 499 ; proclamation issued by, 501 ; retreat
of, before Burgoyne, 509 ; efforts of, to obtain rein
forcements, 510 ; Congress determines to supersede,
523 ; Gates appointed the successor of noble con
duct of, when superseded, 524 ; house and mills
of, destroyed by Burgoyne, 566 ; kindness of, to
Baroness Reidesel -generosity of, to Burgoyne, 575.

Serapis, engagement of, with the Bon Homme Richard,
704-710 ; words said to have passed between Jones
and Pearson at the surrender of, 710.

Sevier, Col., at the battle of King s mountain, 797.

Seward, Anna, notice of, 762.

Shelby, Col., at the battle of King s mountain, 797;
British at Fairlawn surrender to, 893.

Sherbourne, Major, troops under the command of,
made prisoners near the Cedars, in 1776, 273.

Shippen, Miss Margaret, one of the "MiacManza"
ladies, 612 ; marriage of, with Arnold corres
pondence kept up by, with Andre, after her mar
riage tory proclivities of her family, 758.

Shirley, Braddock s secretary, death of, 78.

Shirley, Gov., his scheme for the capture of Louisburg,
7; letter of, to Pepperell, 14; coup de main on Louis-
burg abandoned by, 18 ; despatch of Pepperell to,
relating to the siege of Louisburg, 28 ; design of, to
invade Canada, in 1745, 30 ; expedition of, against
Niagara, 86.

Silliman, Gen., efforts of, to resist Tryon in his attempt
on Danbury, 464.

Silver Bluffs, British post at, reduced by Major Rudolph
after the evacuation of Camden, 863.

Simcoe, Col. , with Arnold in his expedition to Virginia,
820 ; despatched to the Point of York, 848 ; decep
tion practised by, upon Baron Steuben, 849.

Six Nations, Gen. Sullivan s expedition against sub
sequent history of (note), 677 ; destruction of the
houses and gardens of name of Town- Destroyer

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