The SAR Magazine

Spring 2019

The SAR MAGAZINE is the official quarterly publication of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution published quarterly.

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12 SAR MAGAZINE Connect with the Clements through social media: www. and @ClementsLibrary on Twitter. Future Developments will be periodically posted in The SAR Magazine and forwarded to all state presidents for member distribution. Bookends of the American Revolution The Clements holds the orders, hand-drafted by Gen. Thomas Gage, to march on Lexington in 1775 and the 14-page surrender letter from Gen. Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown—the documents that began and ended the Revolutionary War. It also holds an engraving of the Boston Massacre by Paul Revere (1735-1818), which was framed by Revere himself, according to Clements Library tradition. • • • The Clements has a vast collection of primary source materials, especially on the colonization of North America and the American Revolution. A British manuscript map of eastern North America shows the distribution of British forces, with each unit identified by regimental number and by symbol, down to company size. Among the manuscript collections are the correspondence of Colonel Andre, the leader of British spy efforts, including cyphers and captured spy documents from Colonial forces. Benedict Arnold offered to sell West Point to the British for 20,000 pounds in this letter, written in a dictionary spy code. Arnold's treasonous correspondence was brought to light when the Sir Henry Clinton Papers were made available to researchers by the Clements Library. Additionally, the collection boasts an April 1783 map of the new republic, with the cartouche depicting George Washington as a military leader and Benjamin Franklin as a diplomat beneath a rendering of the U.S. flag. Clements Library's reading room Philip Datillo

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