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This transcription includes the recollections of Townsend's nephew regarding Townsend's military service in Arnold's Loyalist Legion and finding Townsend's British uniform.

This is the letter accompanying the handwriting report by the expert graphologist Morton Pennypacker hired to determine if Robert Townsend and Samuel Culper Junior were the same person by comparing handwriting samples. The expert concluded that not…

This image was taken in Sag Harbor, New York around 2008, at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum. This whale boat is a reproduction of the type typically used to pursue whales. It was also the same type of boat used by Caleb Brewster to ferry the Culpers'…

This collage was compiled of images related to the Culper Spy Ring and Benedict Arnold's treason. Many of the images were originally collected by Morton Pennypacker for use in his 1939 World's Fair Display. In the background, there is a page from the…

Intelligence report. This letter from courier Caleb Brewster indicates he cannot visit with Woodhull who is sickly. Also discusses troop movements.

This deposition reflects the capture of James Townsend, Robert Townsend's relative who briefly served as courier when the Culpers tried a new route. James was arrested by the Americans and Washington had to intervene to secure his release.

This report refers to Benedict Arnold's hunt for American spies within British occupied New York and Long island, it was written immediately after Major Andre's death. Townsend was in Setauket at this point.