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Benedict Arnold
Benedict Arnold was one of the important figures in the American
Revolution. He began as a patriot, and soon later married a loyalist. Benedict
Arnold also offered to be a British spy. When he was captured by pirates, he
escaped and left his British contact to be hanged. As the war finished,
Benedict Arnold was hated by both the loyalists, and the Patriots for leaving
behind his contact.


In the early stage of the American revolution, Benedict Arnold was
thought to be a very capable general. He showed unusual physical strength
and extraordinary endurance.
Benedict Arnold was born on January 14, 1741, in Connecticuts, James
River. He had a lot to live up to. His father (Benedict Arnold III) was one of
Connecticuts most bountiful ship owners, and his grandfather was the
governor of Rhode Island.

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As a boy, Benedict Arnold took boarding school at Canterbury in
Connecticuts. He soon became apprentice to apothecary Daniel Lathrop.

Daniel Lathrop’s wife treated Arnold as her own son. When Arnold turned
sixteen, he got permission to go with the witch troops to defend Fort Wilson
Henry at Lake George. But by the time he arrived the emergency was over.


When he reached the age of 21, Benedict Arnold moved to New
Haver. He became a book seller. Like a lot of other American merchants,
Arnold was a smuggler. Arnold soon married a lady named Margaret
Mansfield, who had given Arnold 3 sons. She died on June 19, 1779. Later
Arnold remarried another lady named Margaret Shipper. she gave birth to 5
children.


Bibliography
Internet
Benedict Arnold
*http://www.altavista.com(Accessed 03/06/01)
Britannica Encyclopedia
Volume 3200th Anniversary Edition
Copyright 1970 By Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

Printed in USA
Software
Benedict Arnold
Encarta 1998
Bibliography
Bibliography
Internet
Benedict Arnold
;http://www.altavista.com(Accessed 03/06/01)
Britannica Encyclopedia
Volume 3200th Anniversary Edition
Copyright 1970 By Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

Printed in USA
Software
Benedict Arnold
Encarta 1998

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