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WASHINGTON: MURDER PLOT.
An apocryphal attempt on George Washington's life at Richmond Hill, New York, June 1776: Housekeeper Phoebe Fraunces serves the general a dish of green peas, having already warned him that they had been mixed with poison by one of his bodyguards, Thomas Hickey (right). Wood engraving, American, 1877, after Felix O.C. Darley.