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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.05389 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript document Date: 31 March 1792-4 April 1792 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Written in two different hands. Lists the salaries for War Department employees, including Caleb Swan and Constant Freeman, for the period of January, February and March, 1792. Signed by nine War Department employees: John Stagg Jr, R.J. Vanden Brock, Caleb Swan (signature not included), Constant Freeman Jr., Benjamin Bankson, Philip Andibert, Nathan Jones, James B. Smith, C.L. Cummings Messenger, and Fredrik Sprig Messenger.

Background Information: Caesar Lloyd Cummings (d. 1792), one of six civilian employees in the War Department, was a free black man. He worked as the department messenger. (At least one source indicates that ...Cummings had served there since the Board of War's creation in 1777.)See More

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Swan, Caleb, 1758-1809
Freeman, Constant, 1757-1824
Vanden Brock, R. J., fl. 1789-1793

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsFinanceBlack AuthorAfrican Americans in Government

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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