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strength and consistency which is necessary to give it.
Thongli, in reviewing the incidents of my admin.
Relying on its kindness in this, as in other things,
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.
BATTLES OF THE REVOLUTION.* í sucede til posty.
LUSE Engar Lost.
65 k. 150w.
50 k. 34 w. 1,700
28p. May 10, “ Ticonderoga.
6 p. 48
cott, and Putnam.
Gens. Warren, Pres-Gens. Howe & Pigot*.. 3,000 450 k. & w. 4,500 1,050
ery, and Arnold...
Schuyler, Montgom 'Lean and Carleton*.. 900 160 k. & w. 1,200 20 k&w.
62 k.&w. M'ch 17, 1776 Boston .....
The British evacuate the City and Harbor.
Moultrie. Lee, and
Gen. Clinton......... 40010 k. 22 w. 4,000 225 k. & w.
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...
1,600 800 k. & w. 2.000 300 k.&w.
8,000 100 k.& w. 5,000 1.000k.&w. Dec. 26, Trenton, N.J..... Washington*
Lord Cornwallis & }|2,400 2 k. 2 froz. 1.000 86k.1000 p.
(150 k.&w. unknown
200k. 34 w
18,000! 500 k.
8,000 Oct. 4, Germantown, Pa.... Washington...
15,000 100k. 400w Oct. 4-6, Forts Clinton and James Clinton.. Sir II. Clinton
8.000 Oet. 7. Stillwater, (Saratoga). Gates
6.000 6.791pOct. 22. Fort Mercer, N.J.....lCol. Greene
2.000 000 k
Oct. 22, 1777 Red Bank, N. J... Col. Greene
Savannah. Ga....... Robert Howe.
Penobscot Me.. Lovell.
Chemung, N. Y..... Sullivan
Fishdam Ford, S.C. Sumter
Battle of the Haw..... Col. Lee*.
Hobkerk's Hill, Va....Gen. Greene.
Conn. Col. Ledyard..
Sir William Howo...
SK. 29 w. MOO k. kw. 400
mix'd. 12,000 67k. 160w. 11,000
300 k. 800
w. 100 p
1,000222 k. & W.
5,000 20 k. &w.
2,000 63 k. 548 p
3.000 150 p
9,000 5 k. 15 w.
|35 k. 50 p
8,500 150 L
400 800k. w.p
123 k. 29 w. 52 k. 20 w.
800 187 k. & w.
156 k. 826 16,000 800 k. & w. 7.500] w. 70 m,
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:
No. of guns.
Captured by the British in
1777. Destroyed in the Hudson
River to avoid capture in 1777, never having
been to sea.
the British ship Yar
mouth, 64 guns, in 1778. Destroyed in the Delaware
by the British, before
getting to sea in 1778. Do
do do. Captured by the British in
1778. Captured by the British in
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.