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Samuel Wallis Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

SAMUEL WALLIS

Died: Circa 1795
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Samuel Wallis, a successful land speculator, militia captain and colonial legislator from Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, would gain notoriety long after his 1798 death from yellow fever for a long undetected role in the American Revolution. In the 20th century, Wallis was unmasked as a Tory spy who was deeply implicated in Benedict Arnold's treason. In The Secret History of the American Revolution (1941), Pulitzer Prize winning historian Carl Van Doren concluded: "THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT THAT WALLIS WAS ARNOLD'S AGENT AND SENT SECRET INTELLIGENCE TO THE BRITISH."
  • SAMUEL WALLIS - AUTOGRAPH RECEIPT SIGNED 04/18/1765  - HFSID 77476
    SAMUEL WALLIS - AUTOGRAPH RECEIPT SIGNED 04/18/1765 - HFSID 77476
    REVEALED TO HAVE AIDED BENEDICT ARNOLD NEARLY 150 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH!   SAMUEL WALLIS. Autograph Receipt signed: "Saml. Wallis", 7¼x1¾, irregularly cut. No place, but likely Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1765 April 18. In full: "Recd. Apl. 18 1765 of Mr.

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