1860 Antique Life Of Washington, Headley Colored Engravings Revolutionary War For Sale
★1860 antique LIFE OF WASHINGTON, HEADLEY colored engravings REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Awesome early book with antique wear to cover as shown. Some foxing inside, the first couple have heavy foxing. Tight binding. Vivid color & b/w engravings. Measures approx 6.25" x 9.25". 528 pages. This book does not have the mount vernon fold-out volor lithograph.THE ILLUSTRATED LIFE OF WASHINGTON. GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS EARLY ADVENTURES AND ENTERPRISES, HI8 MAGNANIMITY Ai\D PATRIOTISM, HIS REVOLUTIONARY CAREER, HIS PRESIDENTIAL LIFE, AND HIS FINAL DECEASE. WITH VIVID PEN-PAINTINGS OF BATTLES AND INCIDENTS, TRIALS AND TKIUMPHS OF THE HEROES AND SOLDIERS OF REVOLUTIONARY TIMES. By HON. J.T.HEADLEY AUTHOR OF "WASHINGTON AND HIS GENERALS," " NAPOLEON AND HIS MARSHALS," SACRED MOUNTAINS," tC TOGETHER WITH AN INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF MOUNT VERNON AS IT IS. THE WHOLE EMBELLISHED WITH NUMEROUS STEEL AND WOOD ENGBAVINGS, AND A SPLENDID COLORED LITHOGRAPHIC VIEW OF MOUNT VERNON AND WASHINGTON'S TOMB. SOLD ONLY BT SUBSCRIPTION. NEW YORK- PUBLISHED BY G. & F. BILL. 1860.LIST OP ILLUSTRATIONS. STEEL ENGRAVINGS. Portrait of Washington, from an Original Painting by Stuart in the Boston Athenauun 1 Putnam Receiving the Intelligence of the Battle of Lexington 115 Portrait of Washington 1st the age of Forty, from an Original Painting in the possession of George W. P. Cnstia 209 Lafayette's Last Interview with Louis Sixteenth and Marie Antoinette before his De- parture for America Ml Washington at Valley Forge 811 mortally wounded at Princeton 128 WOOD ENGRAVINGS .♦ - Itetie- ngaV hrm hk Washington and his Mother '. 19 19 Death of Jumonville 48 46 Defeat of Braddook 61 61 Burial of Braddock 75 61 Washington's Wedding 90 91 Christening the Liberty Tree 108 106 rTantnigof the Royal Flag on the Ruins of Fort Duquesne .... 125 184 Knox entering Camp with Artillery 186 90 Evacuation of Boston 145 144 The Bellman informed of the Passage of the Declaration of Independence 155 158 Tonng Cullender Fighting his Gnn 165 168 Descending the Ohio 175 97 Quaker Lady Detaining the English General ....... 185 177 Washrngta and Captain Forest inquiring for the Hessian Picket ... 198 S01 Washington at Princeton 322 216 C ountrym en Joining the Army under Gates . . ^ 242 245 Washington Urging the Countryman to Greater Speed « . 261 258 Jftlgit Attack at Paoli 262 265 Washington endeavoring to Bally the Fugitives 271 278 X LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. Attack on Fort Mifflin 181 288 Abandoning the Vessels at Gloucester 801 389 Chairing Colonel Wood as Proxy for Washington 801 81 Washington and Lee at Monmouth 888 827 Washington Dragging the Poacher Ashore 847 98 MoH Pitcher at Monmouth 861 880 Scene at Stockbridge, on receiving News of the Battle of Lexington 886 119 Tearing Down the Statue of George III 897 163 Washington Taking Leave of the Army 431 410 Duche's Prayer in Congress 484 114 Washington at the Death-bed of young Custia 446 402 Washington Taking Leave of his Mother 467 432 Washington as a Farmer 470 462 TABLE OF CONTENTS- CHAPTER I. Birth and Death of Great Men— Ancestry of George— Loss of his Father - Sent to District School — Early History — Appointed Surveyor — Forest Life - Goes to Barbadoes with a Sick Brother — Appointed Major over the Militia — Sent a Commissioner to the French — Account of his Perilous Journey. CHAPTER II. Washington sent against the French — Hostilities of the latter— Fort Duquesne— Difficulties of the March — Dangerous Explorations— Message from the Half- King— Night March— Attack on Jumonville— Feelings of Washington in his First Battle— Final Results of it— Fort Necessity— Battle of the Great Mea- dows — Washington Capitulates — Resigns in Disgust his Commission— Tart Refusal to Join the Army under Governor Sharpe— Accepts Braddock's Request to act as Volunteer Aid — Is taken Sick— Joins the Army— Battle of Monongahela— Bravery of Washington — The Retreat— Death of Braddock — Washington Reads the Funeral Service— Burial by Torch-light— Scenes around Fort Du Quesne — Demoniacal Jubilee of the Indians — Washington at Mount Vernon — Disgust with the Government — Apppointed Commander-in- Chief of the Virginia Forces— Head-quarters at Winchester— Inroads of the Indians — Terror of the Settlers— Sternness of Washington — False Rumors- Difficulty with Captain Dagworthy— Goes to Boston to refer it to Governor JSurley— Reception on the way—Falls in love with Miss Phillips of New York— Hi* Return. -. CHAPTER HI. Fresh Hostilities of the Indians — Attempts to Supersede Washington — Anony- mous libels — Washington wishes to Resign — Prevented by his Friends- Establishes a line of Forts— Harassing Nature of his Duties — Attends a Convention at Philadelphia— His Sickness and Retirement to Mount Vernon— Progress of the War— Frederick the Great— Washington's first AcquaimV ance with Mrs. Custis — Advance of the Army to Fort Du Quesne— Wash- ington required to cut a New Road— His Forebodings likely to prove true— ^Capture of the Fort— Election of Washington to the House of Burgesses— His Marriage— Life at Mount Vernon — Collision with a Poacher— Settles the Soldiers' Claims— Expedition to the Western Wilderness to examine tine Wild Lands— Admirable Preparation for his Future Career. - ix % \ Xll TABLE OF CONTENTS. CHAPTER IV. Character of the Colonists— First Attempt to Tax the Provinces— Its Recep- tion by the People — Taxation Discussed in the British Parliament — Speech of Colonel Barre — Attitude of Virginia — Speech of Patrick Henry — South ' Carolina and Gadsden— Attacks on Stamp-Master J. Ingersoll — First Con- gress at New York — The Stamp Act Repealed— Excitement and Joy of the Colonists — Washington's Views of it — Duties on *Tea, Paper, etc. — Tea thrown overboard in Boston Harbor— JPort Bill — Virginia Assembly and Conduct of Washington— Fast Day — Fairfax Resolutions—Washington's Letter to Mr. Bryan Fairfax— He is Elected a Delegate to the First General Congress — Action of Congress — Prayer by Duche* — Washington's standing m Congress — Lexington and Concord— Excitement of the People — Stock- bridge — The Second Congress — Washington Chairman of every Committee — Appointed Commander-in-Chief— Battle of Bunker Hill — Journey of Wash- ington to Cambridge — Takes Command of the Army — Its Character — Ap- pearance of the Encampment — Washington's first order— Organization of the Army— Difficulties that beset him — Forced to act contrary to his wishes, .--- CHAPTER V. Washington Remonstrates against the Treatment of American Prisoners- Sends Arnold to Quebec — Want of Powder in the , Army — A new Army raised — The National Flag first hoisted — Washington prevented from As- saulting the Enemy's Works- His feelings under the delay — Thinks of the Poor at Home — " Boston Blockaded," a farce — Washington takes Possession of Dorchester Heights — Howe resolves to storm them — Attempt abandoned, and the Evacuation of Boston commenced — Sufferings of the Tories — Wash- ington orders the Army to New York — Lee sent South — His Letter— Wash- ington Visits Congress — His Views of a Declaration of Independence — Defeat of the Northern Army — Attempt to spread Disaffection in Washington's Guard — Congress discusses the Declaration of Independence — Excitement in Philadelphia at the final vote— Its reception by the Army and People- Operations around New York — Howe's Letter to George Washington, Esq. The assembling of the British force— State of the two Annies. CHAPTER JL The British land on Long Island — Sickness of Greene — The Battle-*-Defeat of Sullivan and Stirling— ^Easterly Retreat to New York— Causes of Failure — New York abandoned^Retreat of Washington to Harlssm Heights— Land- ing of the British at Kip's Bay— Poltroonery of the Americans and rage of Washington^-His severe Order of the Day— Remarks on this Conduct of Washington — Narrow Escape of Putnam with his Division — Skirmish be- tween two Detachments and fiteath of Knowlton— Manoeuvre of Howe and " Battle of Chatterton's Hill— Retreat of Washington— Fall of Fort Washing- ton. T i # TABLE OF CONTENTS. xm CHAPTER VIL Retreat of Washington through the Jerseys— Disorganization of his Army — Finally takes post beyond the Delaware, near Trenton— Unaccountable apathy — Washington takes advantage of it— Reinforced — Reorganization of the Army— Washington resolves to march on Trenton Passage of the river — The Attack — The Victory— March on Princeton— Astonishment of Gornwallis— Death of Colonel Rahl— The effect of the Victory upon the Country— Poverty of the Army— Robert Morris, the noble Financu etc., etc* ----- CHAPTER Vm. Washington's Fame m Europe— Barbarity of the Hessians — Depredations of the Troops — General Heath summons Fort Independence to surrender- Washington issues a counter Proclamation to that of Howe — Hly received in New Jersey— Five additional Major Generals and ten Brigadiers appoint- ed — Inhuman treatment of American Prisoners by the British — Arnold and Wooster drive Governor Tryon back to his ships — Meigs' Expedition to Sag Harbor — The British Evacuate New Jersey — Arrival of Lafayette— -His Interview with Washington — The British land at Elk and march on Phila- delphia — Washington advances to meet them — Skirmishing — Washington re-crosses the Brandywine and takes position near Chad's Ford— Position of the Northern Army, etc. ---*. * CHAPTER IX. Battle of Brandywine — A new account of the loss of the British, found among - General Clinton's papers — Washington again offers Howe Battle — Defeat of Wayne at Paoli— Philadelphia taken— Fortifications erected at Mud Bank and Red Bank — Tenacity of Washington — Battle of Germantown — Cause of the Defeat of the Americans. ---*---- CHAPTER X. Fall of fiurgoyne— Sermon of JJimothy Dwight— Letter from Washington to Howe — Attack on Fort Mercer and Death of Count Donop — Gallant Defence ' and Fall of Fort Mifflin— Fall of Fort Mercer— March of Howe against Washington, and Address of the latter to his Troops — The Conway Cabal and fate of the head Conspirators — Valley Forge — Sufferings of the Soldiers — Washington at Prayer— Labors of Washington and Inefficiency of Congress — the Half-Pay Establishment— Washington's Answer to the Complaint that he did not make a Winter Campaign — News of the 'Alliance of France" — Celebration of it in Valley Forge— Byron Steuben and the Effects of his Discipline on the Army— Howe resolves to Evacuate Philadelphia — CounqJ of War .in American Camp on the best course to adopt. % X1T TABLE OF CONTENTS. CHAPTER XI. Lafayette at Barren Hill-— The Oath of Allegiance taken by the Officers- Strange conduct of Lee — Evacuation of Philadelphia — Determination of Washington — Battle of Monmouth and conduct of Lee — Arrival of the French Fleet — Attack on New York planned— Failure of the Attempt against Newport, and Displeasure of the French Commander — Massacre of Baylor's Dragoons and American Troops at Egg Harbor — Destitute condition of the Army, and Opinions of Washington as to the result of it — The Army in Winter Quarters — Miserable condition of Congress — Sickness of Lafayette — Washington consults with Congress on the Plan of the Summer Campaign— Resolves to act solely against the Indians — Sullivan's Expedition — Taking of Stony and Verplanck's Points — Governor Tryon's Foray — Successful At- tack of Wayne on Stony Point — Lossing's Accusations refuted — Wretched state of the Currency — Washington's Indignation against Speculators — Count Vergennes' views of Washington — Suffering of the Troops in Winter Quarters at Morristown— The Life Guard— Death of the Spanish Agent — Washington partakes of the Communion in a Presbyterian Church — National Bankruptcy threatened — Arrival of Lafayette with the news of a large French Force having sailed — Noble Conduct of the Ladies of Philadelphia, and of Robert Morris, in Supplying the Soldiers with Clothing. CHAPTER XXL Fall of Charleston — Arrival of the French Fleet— Defeat of Gates — Washington visits Rochambeau — Treason of Arnold — Arrest of Andre — His Execution — Cornwallis in the South — Project of an Attack on New York — Suffering of the Troops — Mutiny in Wayne's Command — Mutiny of the New Jersey Troops, and prompt action of Washington — Inefficiency of Congress, and jealousies of the States — Arnold's Expedition into Virginia — Action between the Eng- lish and French fleet — Lafayette sent South to cooperate with Steuben — Operations in Virginia — Washington's Letter to the Manager of his Estate- State of the Army — Letter to Paul Jones — Patriotism of Robert Morris- Washington prepares to attack New York — Cornwallis retreats before La- fayette to Yorktown — The allied Army marches rapidly South — Washing- ton visits Mount Vernon — Arrival of the French Fleet in the Chesapeake — Anxiety of Washington — Yorktown invested — Progress and Incidents of the Siege— Capitulation of the Army— Excitement and joy of the Ameri- can People—Effect of the News on the British Ministry. - CHAPTER XIIL Sickness and Death of young Custis — Departure of the French Fleet — Desti- nation of the Troops — Circular Letter to the States — Lincoln Secretary of War — Green around Charleston — Head-quarters at Newburgh — The Temple — Case of Captain Huddy and Captain Asgill — Defeat of the English Minis- try — Proposal to make Washington king — Settlement of the case of young Asgill — Meeting of French and American Troops at King's Ferry — Desti- tution of the Officers— Washington's views on the subject—" Newburgh TABLE OF CONTBAT8. XT Addresses"— Proclamation of Peace— Washingtoii addresses a Circular Letter to the States— Visits Northern Battle fields— Disbanding of the Army— Evacuation of New York— Farewell to the Oncers— Washingtoii surrenders his Commission to Congress — His feelings on laying down power- Visits his Land West— Improves his Farm— Interview with La&yette, and Letter to him after his departure— His habits of life— Inefficiency of Con- gress—Washington's views and feelings on it— Society of the Cincinnati— Convention called to form a Constitution — Washington chosen President-* The Constitution— Washington elected First President of the United States. CHAPTER XIV. Washington prepares to leave Mount Vernonr-He visits Fredericksburg, to take leave of his Mother — He departs for New York — The Journey — Tri- umphal Arch at Trenton — Reception at Elizabethtown — Arrival and wel- come at New York — Installation of Washington as First President of the United States— He declines Compensation for his Services — Illness and Recovery — Debate on Titles— Death of the Mother of Washington — Organi- aation of the Departments — Washington makes a Tour through the Eastern States— The Seat of Government is removed! from New York to Philadel- phia—Establishment of a National Bank— Washington Visits the Southern States— Development of Factions— He desires to retire at the close of his term of Administration — Is induced to serve a second time— Re-inaugurated President of the United States — The French Revolution — England declares War against France— Washington issues a Proclamation of strict neutrality —Opposition and Enmity — M. Genet's Arrival and Assumption — Washington requests his Recall — Relations with England— Jay's Mission — Opposition to the Tax on Distilled Spirits — Proclamation to the Insurgents — Calling out of the Militia— Restoration of Peace— Jay's Treaty — Its Ratification — Resigna- tion of Randolph, Secretary of State — Washington's Private Life — Descrip- tion of his Appearance on State Occasions — Imprisonment of La&yette — Washington's Successful Intercession in his behalf-— Washington's Farewell Address — Election of John Adams — Washington returns to Mount Vernon — His life in Retirement — Difficulties with France — Washington appointed Commander-in-Chief— He returns to Philadelphia to organise the Army — Interview with Dr. Logan — Napoleon — Terms of Accommodation at Paris— Washington at Mount Vernon — His Last Dlness-r-His Death— His Character.
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