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strength and consistency which is necessary to give it.
humanly speaking, the command of its own fortunes

Thongli, in reviewing the incidents of my admin.
istration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I
ain, nevertheless, too sensible of my defects not to
think it probable that I may have committed many
errors. Whatever they may be, I fervently beseech
the Almighty to avert or mitigate the evils to which
they may tend. I shall also carry with me the hope
that my country will never cease to view them with
indulgence, and that, after forty-five years of my life
dedicated to its service with an upright zeal, the faults
of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion,
as myself must soon be to the mansions of rest.

Relying on its kindness in this, as in other things,
and actuated by that fervent love toward it which is
so natural to a man who views in it the native soil of
himself and his progenitors for several generations
I anticipate, with pleasing expectation, that retreat
in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy,
the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of
my fellow-citizens, the benign influence of good laws
under a free government—the ever favorite object of
my heart—and the happy reward, as I trust, of our
mutual cares, labors, and dangers.

GEORGE WASHINGTON.
UNITED STATES, 17th September, 1796.

THE FIRST PRAYER IN CONGRESS,

BY THE REV. DAVID DUCHE, D.D.

Rector of Christ Church, Philadelphia. O LORD, our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings and LORD of lords, who dost froin Thy throne behold all the dwellers of the earth, and reignest with power supreme and uncontrollable over the kingdoms, empires, and governments, look down in mercy, we beseech Thee, on these American States, who have fled to Thee from the rod of the oppressor and thrown themselves on Thy gracious protection. Desiring to be henceforth only dependent on Thee, to Thee have they appealed for the righteousness of their cause: to Thee do they now look up for that countenance and support which Thou alone canst give. Take them, therefore, Heavenly Father, under Thy nurturing care: give them wisdom in council and valor in the field. Defeat the malicious designs of our adversaries, convince them of the unrighteousness of their cause; and, if they still persist in their sanguinary purpose, o ! let the voice of Thy unerring justice, sounding in their hearts, constrain them to drop the weapons of war in their unnerved hands in the day of battle. Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation, that the scene of blood may be speedily closed ; that order, harmony, and peace may be restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety prevail and flourish among the people. Prescrve the health of their bodies and the vigor of their minds; shower down on them and the millions they represent, such temporal blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world, and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come. All this we ask in the name and through the merits of JESUS CHRIST, Thy Son, our Saviour. Amen.- Thatcher's Military Journal, Dec., 1777.

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COMMANDERS.

AMERICAN

BRITISH,
NAMES AND PLACES
DATE.
OY BATTLES.
AMERICAN.

BRITISH

Engag

LUSE Engar Lost.
Ap'l 19, 1776 Lexington, Concord..
Col. Barret & Major | Col. Smith & Lord

65 k. 150w.
Buttrick.
Percy

50 k. 34 w. 1,700

28p. May 10, “ Ticonderoga.

88
Col. Ethan Allen & Capt. Delaplace..
Col. Eaton.

6 p. 48
June 17, Bunker Hill.

cott, and Putnam.

Gens. Warren, Pres-Gens. Howe & Pigot*.. 3,000 450 k. & w. 4,500 1,050
Dec. 6-31 “ Quebec.

ery, and Arnold...

Schuyler, Montgom 'Lean and Carleton*.. 900 160 k. & w. 1,200 20 k&w.
Dec. 9, Norfolk, Va.

Col. Woodford....
Lord Dunmore...

1w.

62 k.&w. M'ch 17, 1776 Boston .....

The British evacuate the City and Harbor.

Moultrie. Lee, and
June 28, " Charleston, (Ft. Moult.)

Gen. Clinton......... 40010 k. 22 w. 4,000 225 k. & w.

Armstrong
Aug. 26, Brooklyn, L. I......... Gens. Greene & Sullivan.

Gens. Howe, Ciin

10,000 2,000 k, W. 20,000 400 k.

1 ton & Cornwallis Sept. 16, Harlem Plains, N. Y. Washington..

15 k. 90 w. Oct. 28, White Plains, N. Y.. Washington...

Howe*

1,600 800 k. & w. 2.000 300 k.&w.
Nov. 16,
Fort Washington, N.Y. Col. Magaw.

Gen. Howe*

8,000 100 k.& w. 5,000 1.000k.&w. Dec. 26, Trenton, N.J..... Washington*

Col. Rahl.

Lord Cornwallis & }|2,400 2 k. 2 froz. 1.000 86k.1000 p.
Jan. 8, 1777 Princeton, N. J....... Washir.gton*. Col. Mawhood.... 3,000 100k. 300p. 1,800
July 7, Hubbardton, Vt....... Warner, Francis,& Hale. Gen. Frazer*..... 700 324 k. & w. 1,200 183 k.&w.
Aug. 6, Fort Schuyler, N. Y.
Col. Gansevoort Gen. St. Leger.

(150 k.&w. unknown
Aug.15, 16 Bennington, Vt....... Gens, Stark & Warner Cols. Baum & Beyman. 2,000 200 k. & w. 1,200

200k. 34 w
Bept. 11, Brandywine, Pa.... Washington...

Howe

w.400 p

18,000! 500 k.
Sept. 19, Bemis Heights, N. Y. Gates.

Burgoyne

2,500

8,000 Oct. 4, Germantown, Pa.... Washington...

Howe...

15,000 100k. 400w Oct. 4-6, Forts Clinton and James Clinton.. Sir II. Clinton

600 Montgomery

8.000 Oet. 7. Stillwater, (Saratoga). Gates

Burgoyne

8,000

6.000 6.791pOct. 22. Fort Mercer, N.J.....lCol. Greene

Donup

4001

2.000 000 k

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Oct. 22, 1777 Red Bank, N. J... Col. Greene
Nov. 16, Fort Minttin, Pa... Maj. Thayer..
June 28-1778 Moninouth, N. J.

Iwashington,
July 2, Schoharie, N. Y.... JCol. Brown.
July 3, Wyoming, Pa.. ...... Col. Z. Butler.
Ang. 29, Quaker Hill, R.I...

Sullivan
Dec. 29,“

Savannah. Ga....... Robert Howe.
Jan. 9, 1779 Sunbury, Ga.........
M'ch 3, Brier Creek, Ga...... Gen. Ashe...
June 20,“ Stony Ferry, S. Ca.....Gen. Lincoln...
July 16,“ Stony Point, Y. Gen. Washington
Aug. 13,-

Penobscot Me.. Lovell.
Aug. 29,

Chemung, N. Y..... Sullivan
Oct. 9, Savannah, Ga ..... Lincoln.
May 12, 1780 Charleston, S. Ca...... Lincoln..
May 29, Waxhaw, S. C....... . Col. Abr. Buford.
June 23,“ Springfield, N. J. . Gen. Greene
July 80, Rocky Mount. .. Sumter.
Aug. 7, Hanging Rock, S. C... Sumter*. ....
Aug. 15,
| Camden, S. C.(San-

Gen. Gates.
der's Creek)
Ang. 18, Fishing Creek..

Sumter
Oct. 7, King's Mountain, S.C. Campbell*.
Nov. 12,4

Fishdam Ford, S.C. Sumter
Nov. 20, 4 Blockstock's, S.C.. .... Sumter*.
Jan. 17, 1781 Cowpens, S. C......... Gen. Morgan
Feb. 25,

Battle of the Haw..... Col. Lee*.
M'ch 15, Guilford C. H., N. C... Gen. Greene.
Ap'l 25,-

Hobkerk's Hill, Va....Gen. Greene.
My-J'ne,“ Fort 96, N. C..........Gen. Greene.
June 1-4,
Augusta, Ga..

Maj. Eggleston.
Sept. 6,

New London,
Fort Griswold,

Conn. Col. Ledyard..
Eutaw Springs, S. C... Gon. Greeno

Sir William Howo...
Gen. Howe
Sir Henry Clinton...
Indians
John Butler
Pigot
Campbell*
Prevost
Prevost*
Col. Maitland
Clinton
McLean*
Brant

Prevost*
Clinton*
Tarleton*
Gen. Knyphausen

Turnbull
Col. Brown.....
Cornwallis
ITarleton
Ferguson
Weinyss.
Tarleton
Cornwallis & Tarleton.
Col. Peyle..
Cornwallis
Rawdon*
Col. Crug r*
Col. Brown.
Benedict Arnold &

Col. Eyre.
I ord Rawdon.

SK. 29 w. MOO k. kw. 400

mix'd. 12,000 67k. 160w. 11,000

300 k. 800

w. 100 p
14 k. 10 w.
400

1,000222 k. & W.

5,000 20 k. &w.
900 100k. 458 p. 2.000
200

2,000
1,200 150k. 162p. 1,800 100 k. & W.
800

146 k.&w.
155 m.

2,000 63 k. 548 p
1,200 15 k. 83 w. 6001
900

3.000 150 p
4,0001

1,500
4,500

2,900
8,700

9,000 5 k. 15 w.
118k.150 w.
53 p.

|35 k. 50 p
3,000 18 k. 58 w. 8.000

600
600 12 k. 41 w. 600
8,000

2,200
700

8,500 150 L
9001 20 k. 1,100
B001

450
500

400 800k. w.p
900 70 k. & w. 1,100
none.

600 k.&w.
4,400/1.800 k. w. 2,400 256 k. & W.
1,200266 k.w.in.

900
1,000 150 k.w.m. 650 52 k. 884

123 k. 29 w. 52 k. 20 w.
150
16 k. 10 w.

800 187 k. & w.
12 m.
w.40 m.

2,800/698 k.w.m

156 k. 826 16,000 800 k. & w. 7.500] w. 70 m,

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THE NAVY OF THE REVOLUTION.

In December, 1775, Congress passed an Act ordering the building of thirteen vessels, three of 24 guns, five of 28, five of 32, with Ezekiel Hopkins as Commander-in-Chief, as follows:

NAME.

No. of guns.

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River 1777.
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mouth, 64 guns, in 1778. Destroyed in the Delaware

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do do. Captured by the British in

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1778, off the capes of the Delaware, before getting

to sea. Burned in the Penobscot

River in 1779, to prevent falling into the enemy's hands.

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