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CHAPTER XXI.

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Founding of Fort Loudoun-Washington's Tour of Inspection-

Inefficiency of the Militia System-Gentlemen Soldiers-Cross-

Purposes with Dinwiddie-Military Affairs in the North-Delays

of Lord Loudoun-Activity of Montcalm-Loudoun in Winter

Quarters

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CHAPTER XXII.

Washington vindicates his Conduct to Lord Loudoun--His Recep-

tion by his Lordship-Military Plans—Lord Loudoun at Halifax

-Montcalm on Lake George-His Triumphs-Lord Loudoun's

Failures—Washington at Winchester-Continued Misunderstand-

ings with Dinwiddie-Return to Mount Vernon

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CHAPTER XXIII.

Washington recovers his Health-Again in Command at Fort Lou.

doun-Administration of Pitt-Loudoun succeeded by General

Abercrombie-Military Arrangements – Washington Commander-

in-Chief of the Virginia Forces—Amherst against Louisburg-

General Wolfe — Montgomery – Capture of Louisburg - Aber-

crombie on Lake George-Death of Lord Howo-Repulse of

Abercrombie-Success of Bradstreet at Oswego

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CHAPTER XXIV.

Slow Operations—Washington orders out the Militia–Mission to

Williamsburg-Halt at Mr. Chamberlayne's—Mrs. Martha Custis

-A brief Courtship-An Engagement -- Return to Winchester-

The Rifle Dress-Indian Scouts-Washington elected to the

House of Burgesses—Tidings of Amherst's Success—The New

Road to Fort Duquesne–March for the Fort-Indiscreet Con-

duct of Major Grant - Disastrous Consequences - Washington

advances against Fort Duquesne-End of the Expedition-Wash-

ington returns Home-His Marriage

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CHAPTER XXV.

Plan of Operations for 1759–Investment of Fort Niagara—Death

of Prideaux-Success of Sir William Johnson-Amherst at Ticon-

deroga-Wolfe at Quebec-His Triumph and Death-Fate of

Montcalm—Capitulation of Quebec-Attempt of De Levi to re-

take it-Arrival of a British Fleet - Last Stand of the French at

Montreal-
Surrender of Canada

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CHAPTER XXVI.

Washington's Installation in the House of Burgesses His Rural

Life Mount Vernon and its Vicinity-Aristocratical Days of

Virginia—Washington's Management of his Estate Domestic

Habits_Fox-hunting-Lord Fairfax-Fishing and Duck-shooting

-The Poacher-Lynch Law-Aquatic State-Life at Annapolis

- Washington in the Dismal Swamp

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