October 2nd 1780
On the 28th of September, Adjutant General-Major John Andre was captured and taken to the patriot lodge at Tappan, NY
Washington called a board of tribunal consisting of famously: Greene, Steuben, Lafayette, Knox and Stirling with Hamilton as Andre’s defence.
“Major André, Adjutant-General to the British Army, ought to be considered as a Spy from the enemy, and that agreeable to the law and usage of nations, it is their opinion, he ought to suffer death.“ (Sept 29 1780)
“Never perhaps did any man suffer death with more justice, or deserve it less.” Alexander Hamilton 1780
Andre was executed by hanging on October second, by hanging. Lafayette actually cried at his death.
That day… Andre placed the rope around his own neck