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Andre Sentenced to be Hung

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 1.—Yesterday the board of general officers appointed by General Washington for the trial of the unfortunate Major Andre, having fully considered the facts belonging to his case, reported that he “ought to be considered as a spy from…

Execution of Andre

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. General Robertson, of the British army, came up yesterday [October 1] to Dobb’s Ferry with a flag, which was soon dismissed, it being of so trite a nature, viz., to entreat his Excellency General Washington, at the request of…