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Life of George Washington

By Irving, Washington

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Book Id: WPLBN0000581182
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 36,091,331 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: THE Hessian prisoners were conveyed across the Delaware by Johnson?s Ferry, into Pennsylvania; the private soldiers were marched off immediately to Newtown; the officers, twenty-three in number, remained in a small chamber in the Ferry House, where, according to their own account, they passed a dismal night; sore at heart that their recent triumphs at White Plains and Fort Washington should be so suddenly eclipsed. On the following morning they were con ducted to Newtown under the escort of Colonel Weedon. His exterior, writes Lieutenant Piel, spoke but little in his favor, yet he won all our hearts by his kind and friendly conduct.?.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: CHAP. I. Treatment of the Hessian Prisoners -- Their Interviews with Washington Their -- Reception by the People I -- CHAP. II. Episode Colonel Griffin in the -- Jerseys Donop Decoyed Inroad of Cadwalader -- and Reed Retreat and Confusion -- of the Enemy's Outposts Washington -- Recrosses the Delaware with his Troops The -- Game Reversed The Hessians Hunted Back -- through the Country Washington Made -- Military Dictator, $' vV, * .v-.v 6 -- CHAP. III. Howe Hears of the Affair at Trenton -- Cornwallis Sent Back to the Jerseys -- Reconnoitering Expedition of Reed His Ex -- ploits Washington in Peril at Trenton -- Reinforced by Troops under Cadwalader and -- Miffiin Position of his Men Cornwallis at -- Trenton Repulsed at the Assunpink The -- American Camp Menaced Night March of -- Washington Affair at Princeton Death of -- Mercer Rout of British Troops Pursued by -- Washington Cornwallis at Princeton


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