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Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801) to unknown [incomplete]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06634 Author/Creator: Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10-31 October 1775 circa Pagination: 2 p. ; 20.5 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Possibly written to Benjamin Church. Apparently incomplete, this part being the conclusion. Arnold closes by addressing "Gentlemen." He expresses his dismay at Congress' plan to abandon Fort Ticonderoga, "which being the only post of this country, leaves our very extensive frontier open to the ravages of the enemy ... " Writes that he has 150 men and expects to have his regiment complete soon.

Background Information:

People: Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801
Church, Benjamin, 1734-1778

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryFortificationFort TiconderogaFrontiers and Exploration

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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