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Lawrence, John (1719-1802) [Connecticut pay order no. 3965 for Peter Freeman, an African American who served in the Continental Army]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04710 Author/Creator: Lawrence, John (1719-1802) Place Written: Connecticut Type: Document signed Date: 1782-1789 Pagination: 2 p. ; 10.2 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: The first page of this document is partially printed and signed by Lawrence, Connecticut State Treasurer. Confirms that Freeman was to be paid for his service by the State of Connecticut. Contains a list of dates Freemen possibly received money, signed by William Lawrence and Richard Butler on verso. "Peter Freemen" is written across text on verso. Contains stitching (possibly original). Contains a hole in the center roughly one inch in diameter (likely indicative of cancellation).

People: Butler, Richard, fl. 1784-1789
Lawrence, John, 1719-1802
Lawrence, William, fl. 1783
Freeman, Peter, fl. 1777-1789

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Continental ArmyMilitary HistoryRevolutionary WarAfrican American HistoryAfrican American TroopsSoldier's Pay

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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