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Governour Ttumbull to Colonel Benedict Arnold

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GOVERNOUR TRUMBULL TO COLONEL BENEDICT ARNOLD
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Lebanon,June 19, 1775.

SIR: Yours of the 13th instant came to hand this day. Am much obliged to you for the great care you have taken to find out the disposition of the Canadians and Indian Tribes relative to the present dispute between Great

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Britain and the Colonies; and gives me great pleasure to find they appear so friendly. I trust nothing will he wanting on your part to continue the same. As to the plan proposed for marching forces into Canada, you say the same is laid before the Continental Congress, and if any thing of that plan takes place, it will be with great propriety first moved by them. At present the Army at Boston, and the prospect of one arriving at New-York, forbids us thinking of any expedition to Canada, though the great advantage you propose by such an acquisition appears very evident if it could be effected, consistent with other plans already begun. I remain yours to serve,

JONATHAN TRUMBULL.

Colonel Benedict Arnold, at Crown Point.

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