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Andr\E9, John (1751-1780) to Joseph Chew

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05533.01 Author/Creator: Andr\E9, John (1751-1780) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 June 1780 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Reports that Benedict Arnold, "the Rebel General," is to take command in Connecticut and that he is expected to leave from West Point to go to New Haven daily. Asks Chew to send spies to watch his travels. On verso is a note dated 19 June by Chew stating that he has sent two men in the direction given by Major Andre and details what they will be paid for the service.

People: Andr\E9, John, 1751-1780.
Chew, Joseph, fl. 1780.
Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Military History, Revolutionary War General, Spying, West Point (US Military Academy), Continental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence