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Life of George Washington

By Irving, Washington

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Book Id: WPLBN0000581180
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 34,130,563 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2007

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


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Irving, W. (n.d.). Life of George Washington. Retrieved from http://cn.worldlibrary.net/

Excerpt: Sufferings of the army at Morristown rigorous winter derangement of the currency confusion in the commissariat impressments 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 Elizabeth town burnt character of its pas tor foray into Westchester county burning of Young?s house in the valley of the Neperan. The dreary encampment at Valley Forge has become proverbial for its hardships; yet they were scarcely more severe than those suffered by Washington s army during 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, sometimes without bread, sometimes without both. There was a scarcity, too, of clothing and blankets, so that the poor soldiers were starving with cold as well as hunger.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents OF VOL. IY -- CHAPTEE I -- PAGB -- Sufferings of the Army at Morristown Rigorous Winter Derangement of the Cur -- rency Confusion in the Commissariat Impressment of Supplies Patriotic Con -- duct of the People of New Jersey The Bay of New York frozen over Lord Stir -- ling s Expedition against Staten Island Knyphansen 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 Reprimanded Obtains leave of absence from the Army, 10


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