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Ann Bates in the American Revolution

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Ann Bates in the American Revolution

Posted: 26 Sep 2004 10:22PM GMT
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Surnames: Bates, Beats
Bates (or Beats), Ann. Teacher, storekeeper, British spy.
Philadelphia resident; wife of British soldier; spied for British, apparently with great effectiveness, 1778-1781; made repeated trips into Washington's army at White Plains and on the march, 1778, posing as a peddler and gathering detailed military data.


I am not related to this person, I am just passing on this information, which comes from a book titled "People & Events of the American Revolution" by Dupuy/Hammerman. R.R. Bowker Company, 1974. pg.287.
Joyce

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