Andre was the chief intelligence officer for British General Henry Clinton, and during a stay in Philadelphia, he became friends with Peggy Shippen, a teenage beauty and daughter of a well-known Loyalist family, which turned out to be quite important when she later married Benedict Arnold.
The house was crowded with the General's assistants, servants and slaves, his wife Martha, and towering personalities such as Alexander Hamilton, Marquis de Lafayette, Philip Schuyler, and Benedict Arnold.
-- A rarely displayed lock of American traitor Benedict Arnold's hair will be exhibited at the New York fort he helped capture with the help of Vermont's Green Mountain Boys in the Revolutionary War's opening weeks.
The Judas story pervades modern culture in references to 30 pieces of silver; a kiss of death, an allusion to the means Judas used to identifyJesus for the captors; and even Judas' name to be a Judas or a Benedict Arnold infers a great betrayal, an unthinkable disloyalty.
Jasper discovers that he is now the only living descendant of Benedict Arnold. His super-secretive, generally absent father was actually conducting research to clear Arnolds name, not just the lackluster parent Jasper thought he was.