Baron Ottendorf to ?
Intelligence letters were used frequently by both the British and American
forces. These letters contained information regarding the military
strategies of the opposing force, usually obtained by spy networks. Some
intelligence letters and reports, such as Miss Jenny's deposition, did
not travel through enemy lines. Because of this, Ottendorf did not
use any form of cipher or invisible ink to hide the information contained
in the letter. Some of the intelligence letters also contained maps
or drawings of the enemy army's movements or headquarters. Maps, such as
the hastily drawn view of the Hudson
River and John Andre's drawing of West
Point, are more examples of intelligence information sent to the commanders
of the British and American armies.
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