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The Major Andre / Benedict Arnold treason...

Item # 662716

November 14, 1780

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 14, 1780  All of the front page is taken up with reports on the Revolutionary War including most of the first column being a letter datelined: "New York, Oct. 12" and signed in type: H. Clinton.
This letter deals with the Andre/Arnold treason plot and includes in part: "...I had the honour of informing your Lordship that the American Major General Arnold had quitted the rebel service, and joined the King's standard; and I at the same time gave your Lordship a circumstantial detail of the reason that induced him to take this step, as well as of the unfortunate failure of a plan, which...if carried into execution would have been productive of the greatest good consequence to his Majesty's service but which terminated most fatally for Major Andre...who, being taken prisoner, was tried by a board of rebel General Officers & condemned by their sentence to suffer death; which sentence was ordered by the rebel General Washington to be carried into execution upon this unhappy gentleman on the 2nd instant..." with a bit more.
A very notable issue and great to have this content on the front page.
Eight pages, partial red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 290 (released for January, 2020)...

Category: British

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