1780 GEORGE WASHINGTON LETTER (SIGNED)

1780 GEORGE WASHINGTON LETTER (SIGNED)

#GWLETTER is a handwritten letter from George Washington to his Director of Intelligence delivered in 1780.

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Offering Date
January 31, 2022
Target Raise
$150.00K
Year
1780
Security Price
$20
Artifact Type
Handwritten Letter
Writer
George Washington
Date
November 4, 1780
Signature
George Washington
Provenance
Benjamin Tallmadge, Mayor of New York William Frederick Havemeyer and his descendants.

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#GWLETTER is a handwritten letter from George Washington to his Director of Intelligence delivered in 1780. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington’s Director of Military Intelligence, Benjamin Tallmadge, was a master of espionage. His tactics were the stuff of movies, down to the invisible ink. Tallmadge and his ‘Culper Spy Ring’ prevented 6,000 British troops from landing in Newport and played a significant role in apprehending one of Benedict Arnold’s co-conspirators.

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“In October 1778, with the Continental Army encamped outside British-occupied New York City, George Washington and Benjamin Tallmadge masterminded what would become the most successful and enduring espionage network of the war.”
— INTEL.GOV | APRIL 2019

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