By Stephanie Bearce
George Washington had his personal mystery brokers, employed pirates to struggle the British, and helped Congress smuggle guns, yet you will not study that during your heritage books! research the genuine tales of the yankee Revolution and the way spies used musket balls, books, and laundry to ship messages. become aware of the feminine Paul Revere, remedy a secret agent puzzle, and make your personal disappearing ink. it is all a part of the genuine tales from the pinnacle mystery documents of heritage. have a look if you happen to dare, yet be cautious! a few secrets and techniques are supposed to remain hidden...
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Once she filled her bag at the mill, she picked up her 25-pound bag of flour and walked for several more miles. She planned to go all the way to a pub in the neighboring town that was known to be a message center for patriots. Fortunately, she didn’t have to hike all the way there. As she was walking, she met a colonial officer she knew and told him what she had learned. The officer promised to deliver the message, and Lydia made the long hike back home with her bag of flour. Nobody suspected she had been delivering a spy’s message.
With that certificate, Armistead was able to successfully petition the Virginia government to award him his freedom. He became a free man on New Year’s Day, 1787. As a free man, he took the last name of Lafayette in honor of his army commander. James Armistead Lafayette purchased a farm in Kent County, VA, and was eventually awarded a pension for his service in the Revolutionary War. He died August 9, 1830, at the age of 70. Pompey’s Mission Pompey Lamb was a slave who worked as a deliveryman for the British, but he was actually a patriot spy.
The officers in Benedict Arnold’s camp had no idea that the man who was serving them food and cleaning their uniforms was actually memorizing their battle plans and then sending those plans on to the Continental Army. Armistead became so trusted by the British soldiers that General Arnold even asked him to act as a guide and lead the soldiers through unfamiliar territory. Eventually Armistead was able to pretend he was willing to spy for General Arnold. He promised to visit the colonial army and bring back information on what the American rebels were planning.