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The bitter winter of 1777—The British in Philadelphia: abundance of provisions, warm and comfortable quarters, social gayeties, revels of officers and men—The Americans at Valley Forge, 'the most celebrated encampment in the world's history': starvation and nakedness—Surgeon Waldo's diary of 'camp-life': 'I'll live like a Chameleon upon Air'—Waldo's description of soldiers' appearance—Terrible mortality from sickness—The filthy 'hospitals'—Moravians at Bethlehem—The Good Samaritans to the patriots—Marshall's cheerfulness: 'the best tempered man I ever knew'—His pranks and jokes—Visitors to the camp remark his superior intelligence—Settles disputes of his comrades—Hard discipline at Valley Forge: a woman given a hundred lashes—Washington alone holds army together—Jealousy of and shameful attacks upon him—The 'Conway Cabal'—His dignity in the face of slander—His indignant letter to Congress—Faith of the soldiers in Washington—The absurd popular demand that he attack Philadelphia—The amazing inferiority of Congress—Ablest Pg xiiimen refuse to attend—Washington's pathetic letter on the subject: 'Send your ablest men to Congress; Where is Jefferson'—Talk of the soldiers at Valley Forge—Jefferson in the Virginia Legislature—Comparison of Marshall and Jefferson at this period—Marshall appointed Deputy Judge Advocate of the army—Burnaby's appeal to Washington to stop the war: efforts at reconciliation—Washington's account of the sufferings of the army—The spring of 1778—Sports in camp—Marshall the best athlete in his regiment: 'Silver Heels' Marshall—The Alliance with the King of France—Rejoicing of the Americans at Valley Forge—Washington has misgivings—The services of Baron von Steuben—Lord Howe's departure—The 'Mischianza'—The British evacuate Philadelphia—The Americans quick in pursuit—The battle of Monmouth—Marshall in the thick of the fight—His fairness to Lee—Promoted to be captain—One of select light infantry under Wayne, assigned to take Stony Point—The assault of that stronghold—Marshall in the reserve command—One of the picked men under 'Light Horse Harry' Lee—The brilliant dash upon Powles Hook—Term of enlistment of Marshall's regiment expires and he is left without a command—Returns to Virginia while waiting for new troops to be raised—Arnold invades Virginia—Jefferson is Governor; he fails to prepare—Marshall one of party to attack the British—Effect of Jefferson's conduct on Marshall and the people—Comment of Virginia women—Inquiry in Legislature as to Jefferson's conduct—Effect of Marshall's army experience on his thinking—The roots of his great Nationalist opinions run back to Valley Forge. ... In the House of Delegates—The building where the Legislature met—Costumes and manners of the members—-Marshall's popularity and his father's influence secure his election—He is appointed on important committees—His first vote—examples of legislative business—Poor quality of the Legislature: Madison's disgust, Washington's opinion—Marshall's description and remarkable error—He is elected member of Council of State—Pendleton criticizes the elevation of Marshall—Work as member of Council—Resigns from Council because of criticism of judges—Seeks and secures reë