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The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving For Young Persons and for the Use of Schools   By: (1783-1859)

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{Frontispiece: WASHINGTON AS A SURVEYOR}

History of the American Revolution .

THE STUDENT'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON; CONDENSED FROM THE LARGER WORK OF WASHINGTON IRVING.

FOR YOUNG PERSONS AND FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.

NEW YORK: G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS, 182 FIFTH AVENUE. 1876.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870, by G. P. PUTNAM & SONS, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

PUBLISHER'S NOTE.

In condensing into one compact volume Mr. Irving's elaborate Life of Washington, care has been taken to retain, not only all the important facts connected with Washington's career, but also those circumstances and incidents which may be supposed to contribute to a full estimate of his character in all its aspects. Nor have any portion of the great events connected with the era in which he filled so grand and controlling a part been unduly neglected or subordinated. The work, in its present abbreviated form, still presents a continuous and complete record of American history during the period of Washington's official life. Mr. Irving's language, as a rule, has been retained; but in cases where a variation from his sentences has been necessary, in order to secure the requisite brevity, the paragraphs are enclosed in brackets.

CONTENTS.

I. Birth of Washington. His Boyhood, . . . . . . . . . . . 1

II. Washington's Youth. First Surveying Expedition, . . . . 5

III. Rival Claims of the English and the French. Preparations for Hostilities, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

IV. Washington's Mission to the French Commander, . . . . . 19

V. Military Expedition to the Frontier, . . . . . . . . . . 30

VI. Misfortunes. Capitulation of Fort Necessity, . . . . . 39

VII. A Campaign under General Braddock, . . . . . . . . . . . 48

VIII. Braddock's Advance. His Defeat, . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

IX. Washington in Command. Panics on the Frontier, . . . . 68

X. Frontier Service, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

XI. Operations against the French. Washington's Marriage, . 85

XII. Campaigns in the North. Washington at Mount Vernon, . . 94

XIII. Colonial Discontents, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

XIV. Expedition to the Ohio. Tea Tax, . . . . . . . . . . . 112

XV. The First General Congress, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

XVI. Military Measures. Affairs at Lexington, . . . . . . . 125

XVII. Capture of Ticonderoga and Crown Point. Washington appointed Commander in Chief, . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

XVIII. Battle of Bunker Hill, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

XIX. Washington on his Way to the Camp, . . . . . . . . . . . 148

XX. Siege of Boston, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

XXI. Projects for the Invasion of Canada, . . . . . . . . . . 158

XXII. War along the Coast. Progress of the Siege, . . . . . . 168

XXIII. Affairs in Canada, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

XXIV. Incidents of the Camp. Arnold before Quebec, . . . . . 177

XXV. Washington's Perplexities. New York in Danger, . . . . 183

XXVI. Attack on Quebec. Affairs in New York, . . . . . . . . 188

XXVII. Movements before Boston. Its Evacuation, . . . . . . . 196

XXVIII. Reverses in Canada. The Highlands. Close of the Invasion of Canada, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

XXIX. The Army in New York, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

XXX. Proceedings of Lord Howe. Gates and Schuyler, . . . . . 222

XXXI. The War in the South. Affairs in the Highlands, . . . . 229

XXXII. Battle of Long Island. Retreat, . . . . . . . . . . . . 235

XXXIII. Retreat from New York Island, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

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