Arnold’s Effigy at New Milford

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 27.—Last evening, the infamous traitor Arnold was carried through New Milford, Connecticut, in effigy. He made his appearance sitting on his coffin, in a horse-cart, hung round with several pair of splendid lanterns; behind the traitor stood the …

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Arnold’s Crimes

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 9.—When we see a man who has formerly attracted esteem, at once falling into the greatest contempt, and becoming the opprobrium and shame of his country, we feel a mixture of passions in striking him off the list …

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Rodney’s Account of the Capture of Andre

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 20.—Governor Johnstone, says a writer in England, has received a letter from Sir George Brydges Rodney, from New York, containing the following, amongst many other authentic particulars, late discovery of Arnold’s plot. He says that the miscarriage of …

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An American Gentleman on Arnold’s Treason

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A gentleman at the American camp, in a letter dated Robinson’s House, gives the following account of the discovery of Arnold’s plot:—”I make use of the present express to acquaint you with a scene of villany which happened in …

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General Greene on the Treason of Arnold

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 26.—Treason of the blackest dye was yesterday discovered. General Arnold, who commanded at West Point, lost to every sentiment of honor, of public and private obligation, was about to deliver up that important fort into the hands of …

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