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English: This is a reproduction of one of Benedict Arnold's coded communications with the British while he was negotiating what eventually became a failed attempt to surrender the fort at West Point in 1780. Lines of text written by his wife, Peggy Shippen Arnold, are interspersed with coded text (originally written in invisible ink) written by Arnold.
Date or 1780
date QS:P,+1750-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1779-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1780-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Source From the digital collections of the New York Public Library.

Source: Print Collection portrait file. / A / Benedict Arnold. / Arnold Benedict, from William Abatt, Tarrytown N.Y.
Location: Humanities and Social Sciences Library / Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs
Digital ID: 1102468
Record ID: 345254

URL at time of upload: http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchdetail.cfm?trg=1&strucID=345254&imageID=1102468&total=174&num=100&word=Arnold%2C%20Benedict%2C%201741-1801&s=3&notword=&d=&c=&f=2&k=0&lWord=&lField=&sScope=&sLevel=&sLabel=&imgs=20&pos=109&e=w#_seemore
Author Benedict Arnold; Peggy Shippen Arnold


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