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Life and Times of Washington, Volume 2

By Schroeder, John Frederick

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Title: Life and Times of Washington, Volume 2  
Author: Schroeder, John Frederick
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Schroeder, J. F. (n.d.). Life and Times of Washington, Volume 2. Retrieved from http://members.worldlibrary.net/


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Excerpt: CHAPTER X. WASHINGTON OUT?GENERALS HOWE. 1777. Among the many perplexing subjects which claimed the attention of Washington during the winter (1776?1777), while he was holding his headquarters among the hills at Morristown, none gave him more annoyance than that of the treatment of American prisoners in the hands of the enemy. Among the civilized nations of modern times prisoners of war are treated with humanity and principles are established on which they are exchanged. The British officers, however, considered the Americans as rebels deserving condign punishment and not entitled to the sympathetic treatment commonly shown to the captive soldiers of independent nations. They seem to have thought that the Americans would never be able, or would never dare, to retaliate. Hence their prisoners were most infamously treated. Against this the Americans remonstrated, and, on finding their remonstrances disregarded, they adopted a system of retaliation which occasioned much unmerited suffering to individuals. Col. Ethan Allen, who had been defeated and made prisoner in a bold but rash attempt against Montreal, was put in irons and sent to England as a traitor. In retaliation, General Prescott, who had been taken at the mouth of the Sorel, was put in close confinement for the avowed purpose of subjecting him to the same fate which Colonel Allen should suffer. Both officers and privates, prisoners to the Americans, were more rigorously confined than they would otherwise have been, and, that they might not impute this to wanton harshness and cruelty, they were distinctly told that their own superiors only were to blame for any severe treatment they might experience.

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Table of Contents: Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2, 1 -- John Frederick Schroeder and Benson John Lossing, 1 -- Chapter X. WASHINGTON OUT?GENERALS HOWE. 1777, 2 -- Chapter XI. WASHINGTON HOLDS HOWE IN CHECK. 1777, 24 -- Chapter XII. BURGOYNE'S INVASION OF NEW YORK PUNISHED BY SCHUYLER -- AND GATES. 1777, 38 -- Chapter XIII. WASHINGTON AT VALLEY FORGE. 1777, 1778, 56 -- Chapter XIV. MONMOUTH. 1778, 71 -- Chapter XV. WASHINGTON DIRECTS A DESCENT ON RHODE ISLAND. 1778, 81 -- Chapter XVI. WASHINGTON PREPARES TO CHASTISE THE INDIANS. 1778, 91 -- Chapter XVII. WASHINGTON'S OPERATIONS IN THE NORTHERN STATES. 1779, 98 -- Chapter XVIII. CAMPAIGN IN THE NORTH?ARNOLD'S TREASON. 1780, 108 -- Chapter XIX. OPERATIONS AT THE SOUTH. 1780, 122 -- Chapter XX. PREPARATIONS FOR THE CAMPAIGN. 1781, 141 -- Chapter XXI. THE CAMPAIGN AT THE SOUTH. 1781, 148 -- Chapter XXII. THE CAMPAIGN AT THE SOUTH CONCLUDED. 1781, 156 -- Chapter XXIII. WASHINGTON CAPTURES CORNWALLIS. 1781, 161 -- Chapter XXIV. CLOSE OF THE WAR. 1782?1783, 173 -- PART V. WASHINGTON A PRIVATE CITIZEN, 201 -- Chapter I. WASHINGTON'S RETURN TO PRIVATE LIFE. 1783?1784, 201 -- Chapter II. WASHINGTON PRESIDES AT THE FORMATION OP THE -- CONSTITUTION. 1785?1788, 208 -- PART VI. WASHINGTON AS PRESIDENT AND IN RETIREMENT, 232 -- Chapter I. THE ELECTION. 1789, 232 -- Chapter II. THE ADMINISTRATION FORMED. 1789, 237 -- Chapter III. THE PUBLIC CREDIT ESTABLISHED. 1789?1790, 264 -- Chapter IV. THE NATIONAL BANK ESTABLISHED. 1790, 280 -- Chapter V. POLITICAL PARTIES DEVELOPED. 1791?1792, 291 -- Chapter VI. WASHINGTON INAUGURATES THE SYSTEM OF NEUTRALITY. 1793, 312 -- Chapter VII. WASHINGTON SENDS JAY TO ENGLAND. 1793?1794, 332 -- Chapter VIII. WASHINGTON QUELLS THE WESTERN INSURRECTION. 1794, 342 -- Chapter IX. WASHINGTON SIGNS JAY'S TREATY. 1794?1795, 351 -- Chapter X. WASHINGTON MAINTAINS THE TREATY?MAKING POWER OF THE -- EXECUTIVE. 1795?1796, 363 -- Chapter XI. WASHINGTON RETIRES FROM THE PRESIDENCY. 1796?1797, 373 -- Chapter XII. WASHINGTON APPOINTED LIEUTENANT?GENERAL. 1797?1798, 393 -- Chapter XIII. LAST ILLNESS, DEATH, AND CHARACTER OF WASHINGTON. 1799, 404 -- Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2 -- i

 

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