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Nathan Hale

Data de nascimento: 6. Junho 1755
Data de falecimento: 22. Setembro 1776

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Nathan Hale was an American soldier and spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed. Hale has long been considered an American hero and, in 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut.

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„I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.“

— Nathan Hale
Context: I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary. If the exigencies of my country demand a peculiar service, its claim to perform that service are imperious. Statement to Captain William Hull prior to his spying mission, as quoted in [http://www.connecticutsar.org/patriots/hale_nathan.htm "Captain Nathan Hale (1755 - 1776)"] by Rev. Edward Everett Hale

„I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.“

— Nathan Hale
Last words before being hanged by the British as a spy, (September 22, 1776), according to the account by William Hull based on reports by British Captain John Montresor who was present and who spoke to Hull under a flag of truce the next day:

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