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Capture of Niagara. Wolfe's expedition against Quebec. War
terminated in 1760 by the entire conquest of Canada,

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CHAP. X.

FROM 1760 TO 1775.

Prospects of the Colony. Controversy relative to the New Hamp-

shire Grants. Opposition from the settlers. Stamp Act. Con-
gress at New York. Disturbances occasioned by the Stamp Act.
Stamp Act repealed. Assembly restrained. Further attempts to
tax the Colonies. Controversy with the Grants becomes serious.
Parties prevented from proceeding to hostilities by the contro-
versy with Great Britain,

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CHAP. XI.

COMMENCEMENT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.

Origin of the controversy with Great Britain. State of affairs in the

colony. Convention appoint delegates to the Provincial Con-
gress. War breaks out at Lexington. Disturbances in New
York. Capture of Ticonderoga and Crown Point. Gov. Tryon
arrives. Expedition against Canada. Surrender of Chambly,
St Johns and Montreal. Montgomery appears before Quebec.
His death. Inhabitants of Tryon county disarmed. Provincial
troops enter New York. Americans evacuate Canada. Decla-
ration of Independence,

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CHAP. XII.

THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.

FROM 1776 to 1778.

Disposition of British and American troops at New York.

Battle on
Long Island, Americans evacuate New York. Americans con-
tinue to retreat. Fort Washington taken by the British. Ope-
rations on Lake Champlain. Convention adopt the State Con-
stitution. Commencement of the northern campaign in 1777.
Invasion of Burgoyne. His capture. Enterprise of Clinton.
State Government organized,

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CHAP. XIII.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR, CONTINUED TO ITS TERMINATION.

Legislative proceedings. Revival of Controversy relative to the

Grants. Treaty of Alliance with France. British army concen

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