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RISE, PROGRESS, AND ESTABLISHMENT,

OF THE DA
'INDEPENDENCE

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QUID VERUM **** CUBO, ET ROGO, ET OMNIS IN HOC SUM,

Horat. 1 Ep, 1 Libe

IN FOUR VOLUMES,

VOL. III.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR ;
AND SOLD BY CHARLES DILLY, IN THE POULTRY; AND
JAMES BUCKLAND, IN PATER-NOSTER-ROW,

M.DCC LXXXVIII.

THE GENERAL CONTENTS OF THE SEVERAL LETTERS

IN VOL. III.

LETTER III. P. 92–115.

The conduct of the French, p. 93. Upon the news of the

Saratoga convention, the American commissioners are received

by the court in their public character, p. 96. Preliminaries of

a treaty are delivered to them, p. 98. The London merchants

raise money for the relief of the American prisoners, p. 99. Mi-

nisterial attempts for raising a body of troops, by a voluntary

supply from the people, p. 100. The treaties between France

and the United States are signed, p. 103. Lord North's conci-

liatory propofitions, p. 104. General Gates's letter to the earl

of Thanet, p. 106. The French rescript informing the British

court of the treaty between France and the United States, and

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in the

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