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CHAPTER XXXI — FIRST STAGE OF THE WAR, 1775-1778
191. Salem Gazette and London Gazette:
 Conflicting Accounts of Lexington and Concord, 1775
546
192. Mrs. Abigail Adams:
 A Woman at the Front, 1175-1776
550
193. General George Clinton:
 Abandonment of New York, 1776
554
194. Robert Morris:
 The Foundation of the Navy, 1776
556
195. General George Washington:
"The Game is pretty near up," 1776
559
196. Francis Hopkinson:
"The Battle of the Kegs," 1777
562
197. Frederika Charlotte Louise, Baroness von Riedesel:
 The Surrender of Burgoyne, 1777
565
198. Doctor Albigence Waldo:
 Life at Valley Forge, 1777-1778
568

CHAPTER XXXII — FRENCH ALLIANCE, 1778-1779
199. Commissioner Benjamin Franklin:
 A Treaty with France, 1778
574
200. Colonel John Trumbull:
 A Dashing Young Officer in the Field, 1778
575
201. Colonel George Rogers Clark:
 The Conquest of the Illinois Country, 1779
579
202. General Frederick Williams, Baron von Steuben:
 A Foreign Officer well Received, 1778-1779
582
203. Governor Patrick Henry :
 A Warning against Conciliation, 1778
586
204. Captain John Paul Jones:
 A Desperate Sea-Flight, 1779
587

CHAPTER XXXIII — CRISIS IN DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, 1779-1782
205. Assembly of Maryland:
 The Confederation Incomplete, 1779
591
206. General George Washington:
 Revolutionary Finance, 1781
594
207. Duane, Sharpe, and Wolcott:
 The State of the National Debt, 1781
598
208. William Pynchon:
 Not worth a Continental, 1781
601