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BEFORE Parliament met the ensuing winter, very important events had taken place in America. General Howe, with the main army, had gained several victories, which many have asserted might have put an end to the war. General Burgoyne, with the northern army, endeavouring to effect a junction with the Commander in Chief, got into a defile, and was compelled to surrender.
In the sessions 1777 Burke returned to his vigorous attention to parliamentary business. During no preceding meeting had there been so great a quantity of important affairs, and in none had the powers of Burke