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69, 74, 84, 86. Cited respecting the intelligence of Admiral Digby's arri-
expedition against Springfield, 86. val, VilI. 162.
Accedes to a proposition to appoint Clothing, want of, in the army, III. 21,
agents for prisoners, 123. His kind 210. Designed for the army, stopped
treatment of prisoners, 123. His ex- by the New York Convention, IV.
pedition against Rochambeau, 131 209. Want of, and measures for pro-
146. Lands troops on Long Island, curing, V. 67, 100, 155, 156, 199, 225,
137, 143, 147. Number of troops un- 329. Purchases of, 156. Sufficiency
der, 197. Correspondence with, about of, VI. 127, 192, 253. Perplexities
the treatment of prisoners taken at about a supply of, 408. Mismanage-
Charleston, 234, 552. His exertions ment in the department of, 201, 3:17.
in behalf of André, 236, 534, 538, 539. Method of providing, condemned, and
His measures to aid the British move. a remedy proposed, VII. 298. Want
ments at the south, and detachment of 351 - 355, 388. Non-arrival of, from
of Leslie, 209. Declines granting France, 360; VIII. 257.
Mathews's request, 277. On an ex: Clough, ALEXANDER, Major, to pro-
change of prisoners, 302. Makes an cure intelligence from New York, VI.
embarkation for the southward, 325. 40. Barbarously and mortally wound-
Humphreys' attempt to surprise and ed, 75, 76.
seize, 338. Sends emissaries to the Clore, camp at the, IV. 495. Advance
Pennsylvania line, 359, 362, 472. into the, 501.
Cited respecting his numbers, and the Clover lots, on the River Farm, XII.
comparative importance of different 302. On the Union Farm, 370.
southern States, 458. Misconstrues CLYMER, George, on a committee of
intercepted letters respecting an at- Congress to remain in Philadelphia,
tack on New York, VIII. 00. Extracts
IV. 253, 552. Written to, after the
from intercepted letters to, 112, 519. battle at Trenten, 236.
Sends conditional instructions to Lord COBB, David, Lieutenant-Colonel, aid
Cornwallis to forward a detachment to the Commander-in-chief, despatched
to New York, 116. His solicitation to Rochambeau, VIII. 84. Despatch.
of a recall, 119, 281. Proposition to, ed again, with a detailed plan of an
for a meeting of commissioners in rela- attack on the north part of New York
tion to prisoners, 215, 245, 247. The Island, 88. Sent to Sir Guy Carleton,
application to, for Lippencot as a sub- 497; IX. 3.
ject for retaliation, 263, 264, 265, 200, Cobbett, William, XI. 181.
292. His account of the meeting of Cobble Hill, near Boston, fortified, III.
commissioners at Elizabethtown, 278.
His return to England, 281. His dis- COCHRAN, John, commended, VII. 192.
approbation of Lippencot's conduct, Coinage, plans of, IX. 125.
338. Measures taken to bewilder him Coins, scarcity of small, XII. 25.
in the campaign of 1781, IX. 404. Cole River, Washington's lands at, XII.
Clinton, JAMES, Colonel, III, 469. 319.
Appointed brigadier-general, IV. 32. Colerain, unsuccessful meeting of dep-
Commands at the Highlands, in the uties at, from the Creek nation, XII,
Continental service, 149. Wounded 65.
at Fort Montgomery, V. 475. Order- COLERUS, Major, IV. 429.
ed to Albany, VI. 111. Ordered on Cole's Fort, in the Minisink settle-
the Western expedition, under Sulli- ment, VI. 113, 123.
van, 264, 275. His movements cen- COLLIER, Sir GEORGE, VI. 294. Goes
sured, but prove successful, 280. Di. to Penobscot, 307, 350.
rected to march to the northward, Collins, John, Governor of Rhode
upon the incursion of Sir John John- Island, states grounds of opposition to
son, VII 64 ; to take the command the Federal Constitution, X. 39, 487.
of the northern department, 279, 280, Collins, apprehended, and sent to Phil.
282; to make provision for replacing adelphia for trial, IV. 374.
troops to be recalled from the fron- Columbia, District of, proclamation and
tiers, VIII. 79 ; to send troops toward particulars respecting the limits, and
York Island, 89.
establishment of, as a permanent seat
Clinton, Fort, repaired by the British, of government, X. 147. See Federal
IV. 104. Inquiry into the loss of, City and Gorernment.
280. Progress of the works at, VI. 67. Combahee Rirer, British detachment
CLOSEN, Baron, aid to Rochambeau, sent to the, VIII. 357.
despatched to Count de Grasse, with Commander-in-chief of the American
army, circumstances, and political Confederacies, abstract of the general
motives connected with the choice of
principles of ancient and modern, IX.
a, III, 1, 479. His arrival in Cam- 521.
bridge to take command of the army, Confederation of the United States, com-
14,454. Three aids-de-camp allowed pleted, VII. 456. Defects and neces.
to, 269. Guard of the, IV. 407. His sity of a reform in the, VIII. 410.
commission and his instructions, 482, Iinpotency of the, IX. 140, 107, 187,
483, IX. 16, 17. List of his aids-de- 298. A paper drawn up with a view
camp, XII. 415.
to reforming it, 249, 321.
Commerce, the enlargement of the pow. Confiscation, on restitution for, VIII.
ers of Congress for the regulation of, 542.
IX. 122, 125, 145, 501. Advantages Congregational Church and Society of
or evils of foreign, 140, 194. Curtail- Medway, address to the, XII 198.
ed for want of credit, 464. On the Congress, Continental, first suggest-
formation of a treaty of, with Great ed by Franklin, II. 396. Appoints
Britain, X. 43. A navy necessary for Washington cominander-in-chief of
the protection of, XII. 68. British the American army, III. 1-6, 481.
ministry avoid direct answers about a Consents to a Continental currency ;
treaty of, 91. General policy in re- votes a Continental army ; appoints
gard to, 232. See Trade.
officers, 6, 23. John Hancock chosen
Commissary, in the French war, some president of, 37. Resolves by, respect-
of the duties of, in Virginia, II. 259. ing Canada, 41. Recommends to Mas-
In the American army, recommended, chusetts the old form of an Assem.
III. 21. Pay of, recommended to be bly for a form of government, 44.
Jealous of military power, 51. Raises
Commissioners to France, instructed to rifle companies, 100. Appoints a
procure engineers, IV.491. Disagree, committee respecting the army, 123.
V.383. See British Commissioners. Orders vessels to intercept brigan-
Commissions, retained by the Comman- tines, 125. Resolves of, respecting
der-in-chief, III. 22. Issued, who Nova Scotia, 169. Sends a committee
may apply for, 102; 103; 387. Per- to the Northern Department, having
sons holding, under the crown, 145, instructions to invite delegates from
159. Comparative pecuniary value Canada to Congress, and to raise a
of, in the two armies, V. 322. Sce regiment of Canadians, 174. Decla-
Foreign Officers, Officers, and Rank. ration of, respecting the proclamation
Committee from Congress, to the army, of the King, 204. Resolves on ninc
III. 123. To the Northern Depart. battalions for the defence of Canada,
ment, 174. To the main army, IV. 250.
Their resolve respecting the
117, 130. To remain in Philadelphia, mode of receiving the expected com-
253. Sent to camp, V. 212, 231. At missioners, 329. Jealousies and party
Philadelphia, consults and corresponds feelings in, about independence, 347,
with the Commander-in-chief, VI. 357. Orders nayal officers before
153, 167. To the army, with exten- it, to answer for their conduct, 353.
sive powers, VII. 14. To promote Votes thanks after the evacuation of
a coöperation with the French fleet Boston, 360, 533. Sends commis-
and army, 33, 34, 47, 50. Addresses a sioners' to Canada, 390. Appoints a
circular to the different States, 50, 70, fast, 392. Visit to, by the Comman-
80; 179. Importance of the measures der-in-chief, 395, 402-406. Votes to
recommended by, 93. The powers of, employ Indians, 407, 431. Recalls
121. Reception of, on their return Wooster from Canada, 411. Offers
to Congress, 226.
a bounty for captures by Indians, 431.
Common Sense, a pamphlet, commend. Votes to augment the forces in the
ed, III. 276. Effects of, 347, IX. 49. Northern Department, 443; to raise
Commutation, opposition to, in Con- companies of Germans and riflemen,
necticut, IX. 6. Not approved, 210, 444. Declares Independence, 455.
280, 285. See Specific supplies. Resolution of, respecting the letter
Company, rules and directions respect. addressed to “ George Washington,
ing, II. 411, IX. 482. The reception Esq.," 474. Measures taken by, in
of, by the President, X. 18, 99. regard to the Indians, 496. Appoints
Conciliatory Bills. See North. officers, IV. 32. Public papers con-
Concord, remarks on the march of the fided to the care of, 46. Proceed-
British troops to, II. 406. Provincial ings of, respecting the affair at the
Congress adjourned to, III. 44.
Cedars, 56 ; in relation to the mission
of Sullivan by Howe, 87. Reorgan. to conduct the military operations as
izes the army, 116. Committee of, shall appear to him most expedient,
i 17, 130. Resolutions of, 241. Projects and parties in, 271,
respecting the appointment of officers, 341, 551. Discordant spirit in, dimin-
enlistments, and bounties, 134. Warm ished, 364. Invests the Commander-
debate in, respecting the army; hostile in-chief with an unqualified power to
feelings to the Commander-in-chief, coöperate with Count d'Estaing, 368.
327. Appoints five major.generals Jay leaves the chair of, 377. Samuel
and ten brigadiers, 329. Their resolve Huntington, president of, 80. Pro-
adjournment to Baltimore, ceedings of, in the election of Adams
210, 222. Confers extraordinary pow- and Jay as ministers plenipotentiary,
ers on Washington, and issues a cir- 385, 366. Faction in, respecting the
cular to the governors of the States, Cominander-in-chief, 421, 492. On
232, 236, 550. Appoints a committee Greene's request for an inquiry into
to remain in Philadelphia, 253. Val- his conduct, VII. 5. On a coinmit-
uable men absent, 341. Authorizes lee to visit head-quarters, 14. Jealous
the States to fill military vacancies, of the power of the Commander-in-
393. Condemns the distinctive ap- chief, 15. A committee of, sent to
pellations of regiments, 394.
the army, 33, 34, 47, 50. Incompe-
points Lafayette major-general, V.10, tent powers of, 55, 67 - 69, 391, 442.
454. Their plan for raising recruits Parties in, 92, 93. Confers powers on
under the direction of the State au- the Commander-in-chief for exchang-
thorities, 15. Yeas and nays first ing prisoners, 104. Proceedings in,
entered in the journals of, in the ques- relative to Greene's resignation as
tion about Arnold's rank, 25. Con. quartermaster, 150. Enlarges the pow-
fers extraordinary powers on the ers of the Commander-in-chief, 156,
Commander-in-chief, 65. Adjourns 157, 189. Party-spirit in, 226. Ap-
to Lancaster, and afterwards to York, points Colonel Laurens to go as
69. Hancock retires from, 106, 133. special minister to solicit succours of
Henry Laurens appointed President, France, 340, 341, 379. Measures
139. Disposition of, towards Wash-
in regard to peace, 296. Approves and Adjourns, 107, 109. Assembles at
orders retaliation in the case of Hud- Philadelphia, 121 ; 139. The ques-
dy, 310, 351. Repeals the resolution tion of an immediate convocation of,
for an inquiry into Gales's conduct in August, 1793, 362. Opinions about
at Camden, 331. On the release of the Executive's changing the place of
Cornwallis and exchange of prisoners; meeting, 373, 374, 375, 370, 379, 384,
state of opinions in, 331, 547. Delay 549. Assembles, 387. Proceedings
of, in the case of Huddy and Asgill, of, respecting neutral vessels, 409.
350. Elias Boudinot chosen Presi- Authorizes the raising of a Provisional
dent of, 376. Resolves of, about the Army, 242. Speeches to, by the Pres-
operations of 1783, 379. A committee ident, XII. 1 -77. Passes an act for
of, recommended for the arrangements the relief of seamen, 67. Messages to,
in the army after the intelligence of on Indian hostilities, 79 ; on estab-
peace, 420, 422. Orders the cessation lishing a permanent seat of govern-
of hostilities, 421, 425. Resolves of, ment, 89; relative to Great Britain,
respecting the times of service, fur- 90; on the acceptance of the Consti-
loughs, and gratuities of arms and lution by the King of France, 94;
accoutrements to soldiers, 424. In- on Genet and the relations with
structs the Commander-in-chief to France, 96 ; relative to transactions
make arrangements with Sir Guy with Spain, 99 ; to Morocco and Al-
Carleton, 428. Sends to Washington giers, 101 ; on the execution of the
about the mutinous temper of the law imposing an embargo, 102; rel.
troops in Philadelphia ; adjourns and ative to hostile proceedings against
re-assembles at Princeton, 457. At- the territories of Spain, 103 ; con-
tendance on, by the Commander-in- cerning British and Indian encroach-
chief, and his reception, 468, 469, ments, 104 ; intercourse with foreign
473, 474. Resolves of, respecting a nations, 105; on the presentation of
statue of him, 472. Delays to act on the colors of the French Republic,
the peace establishment, and on a seat 110; public buildings at the seat of
of government, 485. Thomas Mittlin
government, 111; the territory south
chosen President of; adjourns, to meet of the Ohio River, 116; on the injury
at Annapolis, 500. Washington re- sustained by commerce from French
signs his commission to, 504, 569. cruisers, 117. Makes a grant to the
On the enlargement of the powers of, daughters of Count de Grasse, 319.
for commercial and other purposes, Measures for obtaining a loan from,
IX. 5, 11, 36, 122, 125, 140, 145, 161, for the city of Washington, 334. List
183, 187, 243, 246, 501. Suggestions of the members of, during Washing-
respecting delegates to, 12. Opposes ton's administration, 427.
knighthood, 14. Non-attendance of Congress's Oron, a regiment so called ;
meinbers, and frequent adjournments its history, IV. 207. To consist of
of, 33, 177. Annual, preferable to two thousand men, 318. See Hazen.
constant sessions of, 34. Richard Connanicut Island. Descent on, III.
Henry Lee chosen President of, 79. 197.
Different opinions in, about the navi- Connecticut, votes reinforcements to the
gation of the Mississippi, 173, 180, army, III. 33. Sends troops under
205. On the Connecticut Reserve, 178. Colonel Hinman to Ticonderoga, 63 ;
On a general convention for revising 1998. Summary of acts of, 228.
the federal constitution, 236, 237, 242, Light-horse sent from, to New York,
243, 246. Approves the proceedings and discharged, 453, 459, 463, IV. 3.
of the general convention of 1787, and Sends commissioners to the American
takes measures for putting the new camp; unistaken policy of, in voting
system of government into operation, advanced pay for enlistments, 170,
207, 428, 542, 551, 554. List of its 173. Called on for militia to coöpe-
Presidents and Members, XII. 420. rate with D'Estaing, VI. 368. Pro-
Congress under the Federal Constitu- ceedings of, in relation to Governor
tion, meeting, and the election of Trumbull's address, declining a re-
members of, IX. 406, 418, 440, 452, election, IX. 5. Address
459, 462, 467, 555. The place for the legislature of, XII. 169. Names of
meeting of, 407, 418, 427, 428, 433, governors of, 417. Members of the
550. Early proceedings of, 486, 487, Continental Congress from, 421; of
488, 491, X. 1, 459. Proceedings of Congress from, during Washington's
in regard to slavery, 82, 85, 97, 98. administration, 428.
Shortness of their daily sittings, 95. Connecticut line, in the army, III. 33,
176. Reprehensible conduct of the, for amendments to the, 418, 420, 429,
Misunderstanding about 549. George Mason's objections to
the payment of the ; called to the the, 544. Secures religious toleration,
defence of New York, 300. Two XII. 155. To be maintained, 217.
regiments of, mutiny, VII. 55. See Gouverneur Morris's agency in form-
ing the, 398. See Convention, North
Connecticut militia, two thousand or. Carolina, and Rhode Island.
dered to New York, III. 313. Return Constitution, Fort, opposite West Point,
home unpaid, 367. Solicited for New III. 469. Demolished by the British,
York, 374, 416. Fourteen regiments V. 104.
of, ordered there, IV. 35. Arrival Contrecer, a French officer, sum-
there of nine regiments, 66. Two mons and captures Captain Trent's
thousand wanted and ordered out, 352, men at the Fork of the Ohio, II. 6.
405. One third of the western, to be Succeeded by Dumas in the command
sent to Saratoga to oppose the junc- at Fort Duquesne, 137. Letter of,
tion of the British armies, 500. Put- respecting Jumonville, 449. Com-
nam to be reinforced by, at the High- manded at Fort Duquesne at the time
lands, V. 11. Four thousand called for, of Braddock's defeat, 472.
to cooperate with D'Estaing, VI. 368. Convention, at Annapolis, IX. 162, 223,
Connecticut State regiments, VII. 181. 226, 513. Forwards papers to Con.
Connecticut Reserre, near Lake Erie,
compromise in Congress respecting Contention for revising the Federal
the, IX. 178.
Constitution, proposed, IX. 162, 167,
CONNOLLY, JOHN, II. 532. With his 226. Circumstances and opinions con-
associates, taken, III. 197. Instruc. nected with Washington's attendance
tions to, concealed in his saddle, 211, on it, 208, 212, 218, 219, 220, 222, 228,
212, 269, 271. Facts respecting, 212. 236 - 239, 243, 251, 253, 254, 349, 514.
Measures for effecting the exchange Evils of an abortive attempt for a, 224.
of, VII. 211; VIII. 25. In Kentucky, On the legality of the, 230, 512, 513,
IX 474, 485.