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Collection Reference Number GLC03301
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1765-1774 
Title Benedict Arnold to Margaret Arnold discussing business and his family
Date 25 July 1768
Author Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)  
Recipient Arnold, Margaret  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to his wife, Peggy, in New Haven, Connecticut. Informs that he has sent her brandy, oranges, coconuts, handkerchiefs, and more from the West Indies and hopes the shipment has arrived safely. Briefly discusses his own trade. Desires to return to his family, " ... a separation from you is attended with the most Cruel Anxiety, you who are with your Friends Cannot Imargine my Impatience to leave this Savage Island & be with you & my Friends who are most Dear to me." Mentions some pending law suits. Gives love to the family. With an initialed postscript.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Alcohol  Diet and Nutrition  Women's History  Clothing and Accessories  Caribbean  Love Letters  Children and Family  Law  Smuggling  
People Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)  Arnold, Margaret Mansfield (d. 1775)  
Place written St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Theme Banking & Economics; Merchants & Commerce; Children & Family; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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