Faith Trumbull is in love with a Continental officer, Captain Strong, but her father, a Tory, will not countenance the match. He wishes to make an alliance between his daughter and Blent, a British officer. Strong, coming to the house, sees through the window that Trumbull and Blent are consulting papers which he fears contain some plot against the Continental army. When be attempts to secure the papers he is captured, but escapes, with the aid of Faith. Pursued by the British, Strong reaches the borne of Betsy Ross, a friend of Faith's. Betsy, who is engaged with the making of the first American flag, conceals Strong in a chest. Trumbull and Blent bury the papers, but Faith watches them and secures the documents. She is startled to find plans of the Continental camp and particulars for the capture of General Washington. Faith hastens to Washington's headquarters and gives the general timely warning. She then proceeds to Betsy's house. Meanwhile Betsy has gallantly driven away ...
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