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General Assembly. State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantation [with seal] + [docket]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06067 Author/Creator: Place Written: Providence Type: Pamphlet Date: 1783/10 Pagination: 35 p.[+docket] 34.9 x 21.8 cm

Documenting the Revolutionary War service of four African-American soldiers, Prince Green, Pharoah Hazard, Vaughn Prince and Bristol Rhodes. Hazard served in the 1st RI Reg. Rhodes served with RI troops in 1776 and 1778, and lost a leg at Yorktown. Prince is known to have served with RI troops in 1776. Green is known to have served with the 1st RI in 1778. Printed by John Carter. With state seal on cover. Alden 1161, Evans 18153 and Moebs (Black Soldiers) pp. 244 (Hazard), 254, 269, 278 and 1126 (Rhodes), 268 (Prince) and 268 and 1126 (Greene).

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