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Lawrence, John (1719-1802) [Revolutionary war pay warrant for African American soldier]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09294 Author/Creator: Lawrence, John (1719-1802) Place Written: s.l. Type: Printed document signed Date: 1782-1789 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: Connecticut Line Continental Army, Revolutionary War pay warrant issued to African American soldier Jupiter Stevens, for thirteen pounds, one shilling, and two pence. Signed by John Lawrence, treasurer of the State, and docketed every year to 1789 when interest was paid.

People: Lawrence, John, 1719-1802

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: African American HistoryMilitary FinanceSoldier's PayAfrican American TroopsContinental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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