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Pay warrant to African American soldier

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09132.03 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 1 June 1780-1789 Pagination: 2 p. ; 10 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Castor Freeman for twelve pounds, eight shillings, and four pence. Remainder of Freeman's signature.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican American TroopsFinanceSoldier's PayMilitary HistoryContinental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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