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D783 B259n / 2-SIZE
The unfortunate Death of Major Andre (Adjutant General to the English Army) at Head Quarters in New York, Octr. 2 1780, who was found within the American Lines in the character of a Spy.
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plate; following p. 694
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Execution of Major André. Military aspects include muskets or guns and pistol.
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Printed for the author: and Published by Alex. Hogg, at No 16, Pater-noster Row.
Major John André, a British officer acting under Sir Henry Clinton's orders, attempted to negotiate the surrender of West Point. Benedict Arnold, commandant of West Point, was discovered to be a traitor when André was captured. Because André was wearing an American uniform when he was captured, he was tried as a spy and hanged.
Acquired in 1918.
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©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
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