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Benedict Arnold autograph letter signed to James Hayt in New Brunswick, Canada, dated 17 October 1786. Arnold, the infamous turncoat, was a loyal American until 1780 when he was passed over for promotion and investigated for mishandling of funds. His plan to surrender West Point to the British in 1780 was discovered and Arnold fled. By the date of this letter, he was living in New Brunswick, running a trading business with his son Richard and friend Monson Hayt. Letter reads in part, "Pray forward the inclosed & oblige, B. Arnold / Should you & Mr. Huey send a vessel here this fall, she must leave St. Johns, by the middle or so Novr. B.A." Moderate paper loss and toning to 7.5" x 9" letter with wax seal residue. Overall very good condition. A rare autograph letter signed by Arnold.
Benedict Arnold Autograph Letter Signed -- 1786
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,604
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
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