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Collection Reference Number GLC01542
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1780 
Title Benedict Arnold to Titus Homer relating to Arnold's pay and the command of West Point
Date 8 July 1780
Author Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)  
Recipient Homer, Titus  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Encloses a certificate from the Board of War (not included), needed to settle his pay. Informs that he will accept the command of West Point. Although Homer was a friend of Arnold, he probably was unaware of his treasonous plans. Possibly a retained draft, with several deletions in the text by Arnold.
Subjects Soldier's Pay  Revolutionary War  Military History  West Point (US Military Academy)  Spying  Treason  Finance  Continental Army  
People Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)  Homer, Titus (fl. 1780)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Arnold arranged to surrender West Point to the British in 1780.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859