Old Newspaper Collections Project

By Clayton, Deb, & Holice

The Wages of Treason, CT 1838


Extra special thanks to Holice B. Young for being such a trooper and typing a ton of old news articles! Without her this project wouldn't be here!


THE WAGES OF TREASON.--Our readers are probably aware that a committee has lately been appointed by the English House of Commons, to investigate the nature of the various pensions heretofore granted by the Crown. The committee reported, not long ago, and extracts from their reports are given in several of the London papers. From one of these we find two sons of Benedict Arnold the traitor are yet living, in England, and in receipt of a joint pension of 162 pounds. Their names are James R. and William F., and their ages 57 and 44. The London Spectator makes the following comment on this reward of treason: "without paying any judgment on Arnold's morality, we admit that his sons are entitled to the pension."

Copyright Clayton Betzing, 2001

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