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    Benedict Arnold certainly would recognize the truth in Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" line, "Some people claim there's a woman to blame." In Arnold's case, that woman was his wife, the beautiful, headstrong and ultimately treacherous Peggy Shippen. In the traditional history of Arnold's treasonous defection to the British in our War of Independence, Peggy is treated as an ill-starred but largely innocent footnote.

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