Talk:Joseph Reed (politician)

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WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Tag & Assess 2008[edit]

Article reassessed and graded as start class. --dashiellx (talk) 11:15, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

"Illness"[edit]

Is it known what illness took his life?68.7.66.85 (talk) 06:37, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

the other view[edit]

Perhaps someone more familiar with this period of history would present the other view of Reed: He was driven from the army by Washington for cowardice. He did not discover Arnold's treason, but that he drove Arnold to it. While president he had over 400 people he disagreed with found guilty of treason many by Writ of Attainder. Nitpyck (talk) 02:01, 25 August 2009 (UTC)


Nitpyck, if you could direct me to some references discussing Washington's expulsion of Reed from the military, as you allege, I will be happy to find them and read them. I have some familiarity with this period of history, and with Reed, and have never come across any mention of this. I am, on the other hand, quite familiar with alternative views of Arnold and I believe they have some merit. However, I don't think any one individual "drove" Arnold to his treason, recent popular made-for-tv movies notwithstanding. Reed's antagonism towards Loyalists is already mentioned in this entry, but if you wish to elaborate, please do so.--KateH (talk) 11:43, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Slavery[edit]

Law for the emancipation of slavery was passed in 1780 while Reed was Pres. Not sure if it needs its own heading or can be added into his Political Career. Nitpyck (talk) 06:34, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Due to the Revolutionary army half-pay ruling, I created a separate section entitled "Significant political achievements" that could maybe be added to. --Soulparadox 18:13, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

General copyediting[edit]

In addition to adding new info, I have gone over the whole article for grammar, Wikifying etc. and hope that I haven't made any major mistakes. I also addressed the inline citation issue and, whilst there needs to be more, I have made a start with four of them. --Soulparadox 18:15, 6 May 2012 (UTC)