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    Benjamin Tallmadge Inscribed and Signed Pamphlet, "B. Tallmadge". The document is a 32 page pamphlet (including paper covers), 6" x 9.25", untrimmed, entitled, "An Oration, Spoken at Hartford, in the State of Connecticut on the Anniversary of American Independence, July 4, 1798" by Theodore Dwight. Tallmadge's signature is in the upper right corner of the cover. Tallmadge, a graduate of Yale college in 1773, was a classmate of Nathan Hale. During the American Revolution, Tallmadge was promoted to the rank of colonel and became the chief intelligence officer for George Washington. Major John André, Benedict Arnold's captured British contact, was placed in Tallmadge's custody until Andre's execution. After the war, Tallmadge served first as treasurer and eventually as secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1801-1817 as a member of the Federalist Party. Tradition has it that Tallmadge was considered one of the most handsome men of the American Revolution. Water staining, toning, and chipping at the uncut edges, else very good.

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    March, 2009
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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