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23. Ibid. , 407, 419–423, 443–445, 481–483. 24. Ibid. , XX: 374. 25. Ford, ed. , Journals, XVII: 699. Fitzpatrick, ed. , Writings of Washington, XX: 15–16, 39–42, 272–273. 26. Fitzpatrick, ed. , Writings of Washington, XX: 351, 379–396, 425–434, 459. 27. Ibid. , 480–484. 28. For an enticing firsthand account of the British raids in Virginia, see Colonel von Ehwald, A Treatise upon the tasks of the sunshine Infantry, trans. A. Maimburg (London, 1803), 50–62. 29. Greene as brought up by way of Don Higginbotham, The struggle of yankee Independence (New York, 1971), 375. Clinton to William Eden, 30 might 1780, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, William L. Clements Library, collage of Michigan. 30. Fitzpatrick, ed. , Writings of Washington, XXX: 26–28. 31. Ibid. , XXII: 367–369, 431–434, 501–502, XXIII: eight. 32. See Lynn Montross, The Reluctant Rebels (New York, 1950), 321–322, for an outline of the French parade. 33. Albert H. Smyth, ed. , The Writings of Benjamin Franklin (New York, 1905–1907), VIII: 333. 34. Correspondence of common Washington and Comte de Grasse, ed. L’Institute Française de Washington (Washington, D. C. , 1931), 35–41. 35. Ibid. , 45–51. Fitzpatrick, ed. , Writings of Washington, XXIII: 136–139. bankruptcy 10 1. John C. Fitzpatrick, ed. , The Writings of George Washington (Washington, D. C. , 1931–1944), XXIII: 193–195. 2. Ibid. , XXIII: 250, 286, 298, 340–342. De Grasse’s psychological agony and vacillation are published in his letters in Correspondence of basic Washington and Comte de Grasse, 128–141. three. Ibid. , 340–342. four. Ibid. , 346–347, 351–352. five. Sir John Fortescue, ed. , The Correspondence of King George the 3rd (London, 1928), V: 304. 6. Fitzpatrick, ed. , Writings of Washington, XXIV: 16–17, 115–116, 139, 152–153. 7. Ibid. , 164–171, 194–215. eight. See Richard Morris, The Peacemakers (New York, 1965), for an entire gown account of the unusual paths taken through the negotiations. nine. Fitzpatrick, ed. , Writings of Washington, XXIV: 270–296, 405–406, XXV: 136–138. 10. Ibid. , XXIV: 421–423, XXV: 17, 198–199. eleven. Ibid. , XXIV: 471, XXV: 21–23. 12. Ibid. , XXV: 150–152, 180–181, 192–195, 272–273. thirteen. Ibid. , XXV: 192–195, 420–421, 446–449. 14. Thomas Paine to George Washington, 18 September 1782, quoted partly in ibid. , XXV: 176n. 15. Fitzpatrick, ed. , Writings of Washington, XXV: 430–431. sixteen. a very good account of “the nation’s most threatening hour” is in James Thomas Flexner, George Washington within the American Revolution, 1775–1783 (Boston, 1967), 467–508. a few contemporary students think the specter of army dictatorship can have been exaggerated. possibly. however the chance used to be definitely there, and the load of historic facts sincerely demonstrates that it's not strange for dictators to experience to strength via revolution. 17. Washington had regularly desired to see northern manhattan. “The current irksome period, whereas we're expecting the definitive treaty,” he determined, used to be a great time to head there. He used to be additionally uninterested in “troublesome purposes and fruitless calls for, which i've got neither the potential nor the ability of pleasant. ” 18. Fitzpatrick, ed. , Writings of Washington, XXVI: 76–78, eighty five, XXVII: a hundred.