Mrs. Benedict Arnold and daughter.
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Oil on canvas of Mrs. Benedict Arnold wearing a low cut pink dress and sporting rosy red cheeks, with her daughter in a pale pink dress, sitting beside her.

Credit: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia

A favorite among officers during the British occupation of Philadelphia, Peggy Shippen (17601-1804) was only eighteen when she married Benedict Arnold, an American general close to twenty years her senior. After Arnold's infamous treason–which historians now believe she may have assisted–Peggy followed him first to Canada and then to London.

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