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Subject: Excerpt Of History
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 20:22:46 EDT

"George Washington was the best spymaster in American history. He ran
dozens of espionage rings in British held New York and Philadelphia, and the man
who supposedly could not tell a lie was a genius at disinformation. He
constantly, befuddled the British by leaking, through double agents, inflated reports
on the strength of his army."
"By 1779, there were more Americans fighting with the British than with
Washington. There was no less than 21 regiments, estimated 6,500 to 8000 men, of
loyalists in the British army. Washington reported a field army of 3,468.
About a third of the Americans opposed the Revolution.

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