George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Benedict Arnold, 1 October 1780

New York October 1st 1780


I take this Opportunity to Inform Your Excellency, that I Consider myself no longer Acting under the Commission of Congress: their last to me being among my Papers at West Point You Sir will make such use of it as You think proper.

At the same time I beg leave to Assure Your Excellency that my Attachment to the true Interest of my Country is invariable, and that I am actuated by the Same Principle which has ever been the governing Rule of my Conduct in this unhappy Contest. I have the honor to be very Respectfully Your Excellencys Most Obedt Hble Servt

B. Arnold

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