Some historians have theorized that Silas Deane's mysterious death was no coincidence, and can be connected back to the double agent Bancroft, who might have been exposed by Deane's potential testimony.

Silas Deane was never found guilty of Arthur Lee's accusations. His granddaughter Philura through her husband pressed his case before Congress, and his family was eventually paid a lump sum apology payment about fifty years after his death. Without these financial problems, the public respect of a figure like John Adams, and accusation from a prominent Virginian, perhaps Silas Deane would still be in the history books.

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Re-elected to Presidency

Re-elected as Vice President

Becomes second President of the United States

Defeats Jefferson for presidency

Farewell Address; home to Mount Vernon

Dies at Mount Vernon, December 14