The life and treason of Benedict Arnold (Google eBook)

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Hilliard, Gray, 1835 - American loyalists - 335 pages
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Page 274 - if after this just and candid representation of Major Andre's case, the board of general officers adhere to their former opinion, I shall suppose it dictated by passion and resentment ; and if that gentleman should suffer the severity of their sentence, I shall think myself bound, by every tie of duty and honor, to retaliate on such unhappy persons of your army as may fall within my power, that the respect due to flags, and to the laws of nations, may be better understood and observed.
Page 236 - The person in your possession is Major John Andre, adjutantgeneral to the British army. The influence of one commander in the army of his adversary is an advantage taken in war. A correspondence for this purpose I held, as confidential (in the present instance) with his excellency Sir Henry Clinton. To favour it, I agreed to meet upon ground not within the posts of either army a person, who was to give me intelligence : I came up in the Vulture man-of-war for this effect, and was fetched by a boat...
Page 87 - I confess," writes Washington to Arnold, " this is a strange mode of reasoning ; but it may serve to show you that the promotion, which was due to your seniority, was not overlooked for want of merit in you.
Page 264 - I have a mother and two sisters, to whom the value of my commission would be an object, as the loss of Grenada has much affected their income. It is needless to be more explicit on this subject ; I am persuaded of your Excellency's goodness. " I receive the greatest attention from his Excellency General Washington, and from every person under whose charge I happen to be placed.
Page 171 - I have been taken prisoner by the Americans, and stripped of every thing except the picture of Honora, which I concealed in my mouth. Preserving that, I yet think myself fortunate.
Page 32 - ... we have been obliged to force up against a very rapid stream, where you would have taken the men for amphibious animals, as they were a great part of the time under water : add to this the great fatigue in the portage, you will think I have pushed the men as fast as they could possibly bear.
Page 259 - ... separate houses in camp ready for their reception, in which they may be kept perfectly secure ; and also strong, trusty guards trebly officered, that a part may be constantly in the room with them. They have not been permitted to be together, and must be still kept apart.
Page 288 - The unfortunate fate of this officer calls upon the Commander-in-chief to declare, that he ever considered Major Andre a gentleman, as well as, in the line of his military profession, of the highest integrity and honor, and incapable of any base action or unworthy conduct.
Page 236 - I beg your Excellency will be persuaded, that no alteration in the temper of my mind, or apprehension for my safety, induces me to take the step of addressing you, but that it is to rescue myself from an imputation of having assumed a mean character for treacherous purposes or self-interest ; a conduct incompatible with the principles that actuate me, as well as with my condition in life.
Page 118 - His madness, or rashness, or whatever it may be called, resulted most fortun ately for himself. The wound he received, at the moment of rushing into the very arms of danger and of death, added fresh lustre to his military glory, and was a new claim to public favor and applause. In the heat of the action he struck an officer on the head with his sword, an indignity and...

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