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Joshua H. Smith Letter, British Major John Andre, Benedict Arnold, 1780

Letter written by Joshua Smith, 1780
New York State Archives, NYSA_A4681-99_Smith_Letter
Document Description
September 25, 1780 letter written by Joshua Hett Smith to his brother, Thomas, while the former was imprisoned at the Robinson House Headquarters. Smith had been charged by American Major General Benedict Arnold with escorting British Major John André over American lines during the American Revolution. Smith was captured for his possible knowledge of Arnold’s plan of treason.

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