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#410 - John Andre

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A lament for Benedict Arnold's hanged co-conspirator, John Andre
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British Army officer (1750–1780) hanged as a spy during the American Revolution, due to an incident in which he attempted to assist Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of the fort at West Point, New York, to the British. Booklet: Printed Monody on Major Andre by Miss Seward, To Which are Added Letters Addressed to Her by Major Andre, in the year 1769. Second edition. Litchfield: Printed and Sold by J. Jackson, for the Author, 1769. Bound in marbled paper wraps, 8.25 x 10.25, 47 pages. Signed on page 28 in black ink, “Anna Seward.” The booklet contains Seward’s elegy for John Andre as well as transcripts of the letters he sent to her. In fine condition, with light toning and foxing to a few pages. RR Auction COA.


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