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Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801) to Titus Homer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01542 Author/Creator: Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 July 1780 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 34 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Encloses a certificate from the Board of War (not included), needed to settle his pay. Informs that he will accept the command of West Point. Although Homer was a friend of Arnold, he probably was unaware of his treasonous plans. Possibly a retained draft, with several deletions in the text by Arnold.

Background Information: Arnold arranged to surrender West Point to the British in 1780.

People: Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801
Homer, Titus, fl. 1780

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Soldier's PayRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryWest Point (US Military Academy)SpyingTreasonFinanceContinental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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