Nathan Hale is considered America's first spy.
Nathan Hale: My only regret is that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Henri: He's a spy... you're a spy. I MUST EMBRACE YOU!
Sailor: And why should I let him [James] go?
Henri: Because they are to be married!
HISTORICAL CONTENT: A failed peace conference between the British Admiral Howe and John Adams and Ben Franklin convinces the American leaders that the British have no interest in making peace. While the meetings are ongoing, a new spy is sent out to get inside information for the colonists. However, Nathan Hale is caught spying and hanged prior to which he utters his famous words "I regret that I have but one life to give to my country."