Benedict Arnold's Letter To The Inhabitants of America
As reported in
The London Chronicle
of November 11-14, 1780
After Benedict Arnold betrayed his country and donned the uniform of a British officer, he wrote a letter in an attempt to vindicate his actions. In an address entitled A Letter To The Inhabitants of America, Arnold sought to defend his conduct, and urged others in America to follow his example.
He said that he always thought the Declaration of Independence to be hastily-conceived and ill-considered. He blamed Congress for having plunged the people into a long and expensive war, without first submitting the matter to a vote.
In its Postscript section the London Chronicle printed the full text of Arnold's Letter. You can access it below.
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