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Document: Slip-Up Doomed Nathan Hale

A manuscript donated to the Library of Congress sheds new light on the last days of Nathan Hale, an American spy hanged by the British during the American Revolution. Penned by a writer sympathetic to the British, the document suggests Hale inadvertently revealed his mission to a British spy. Hale was executed on Sept. 22, 1776. Hear James Hutson of the Library of Congress.

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