Quote of the Day

“It was the most affecting scene I ever was witness to.. The general went up to see her, and she upbraided him with being in a plot to murder her child.  One moment she raved, another she melted into tears.  Sometimes she pressed her infant to her bosom, and lamented its fate, occasioned by the imprudence of its father, in a manner that would have pierced insensibility itself. All the sweetness of beauty, all the loveliness of innocence, all the tenderness of a wife, and all the fondness of a mother showed themselves in her appearance and conduct.”

Alexander Hamilton describing the scene when General Washington was speaking with Mrs. Benedict Arnold after he went missing from West Point.

From Washington & Hamilton The Alliance that Forged America By Stephen F. Knott and Tony Williams pg 94