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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1765-1774
|Benedict Arnold to Margaret Arnold discussing business and his family
|25 July 1768
|Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)
|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.
|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
|Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801) Arnold, Margaret Mansfield (d. 1775)
|St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
|Banking & Economics; Merchants & Commerce; Children & Family; Women in American History
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859