The beginner's American history . andhis little army clear across the state of New Jersey. Itlooked at one time as though our men would all be takenprisoners, but Washington managed to seize a lot of smallboats on the Delaware River^ and get across into Pennsyl-vania : as the British had no boats, they could not follow. 1 Congress: see note on page 102.3 See map on page 102. 2 See map on page 102. GEORGE WASHINGTON. 07 138. Washingtons victory at Trenton, New Jersey. — LordCornwallis left fifteen hundred German soldiers at Trentonon the Delaware. He intended, as soon as the river frozeover, to

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The beginner's American history . andhis little army clear across the state of New Jersey. Itlooked at one time as though our men would all be takenprisoners, but Washington managed to seize a lot of smallboats on the Delaware River^ and get across into Pennsyl-vania : as the British had no boats, they could not follow. 1 Congress: see note on page 102.3 See map on page 102. 2 See map on page 102. GEORGE WASHINGTON. 07 138. Washingtons victory at Trenton, New Jersey. — LordCornwallis left fifteen hundred German soldiers at Trentonon the Delaware. He intended, as soon as the river frozeover, to
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The beginner's American history . andhis little army clear across the state of New Jersey. Itlooked at one time as though our men would all be takenprisoners, but Washington managed to seize a lot of smallboats on the Delaware River^ and get across into Pennsyl-vania : as the British had no boats, they could not follow. 1 Congress: see note on page 102.3 See map on page 102. 2 See map on page 102. GEORGE WASHINGTON. 07 138. Washingtons victory at Trenton, New Jersey. — LordCornwallis left fifteen hundred German soldiers at Trentonon the Delaware. He intended, as soon as the river frozeover, to cross on the ice and attack Washingtons army.But Washington did not wait for him. On Christmasnight (1776) he took a large number of boats, filled themwith soldiers, and secretly crossed over to New Jersey.^The weather was intensely cold, the river was full of float-ing ice, and a furious snow-storm set in. Many of our menwere ragged and had only old broken shoes. They suf-fered terribly, and two of them were frozen to death.. Washington crossing the Delawakk Ri\ek. The Germans at Trenton had been having a jolly Christ-mas, and had gone to bed, suspecting no danger. Sud-denly Washington, with his men, rushed into the littletown, and almost before they knew what had happened, athousand Germans were made prisoners. The rest escapedto tell Lord Cornwallis how the Americans had beaten them.When Washington was driven out of New York, manyAmericans thought he would be captured. Now they 1 See map on page 102. io8 THE BEGINNER S AMERICAN HISTORY.