George Washington Spy Letter

1777

This original letter, written on February 4, 1777 by George Washington, enlisted Mr. Nathaniel Sackett, a New Yorker who had proven himself a valuable spy catcher, as his spymaster.   Washington agreed to pay him $50 per month plus $500 to set up his spy network. 

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