Samuel Wallis Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles
Died: Circa 1795
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 77476REVEALED 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.
Sale Price $1,700.00