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[Certificate of service for African American soldier Primas Hubbell]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09365.01 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: circa 3 March 1783 Pagination: 1 p.

Connecticut Line Continental Army, Revolutionary War African American soldier Primas Hubbell. Certification of service signed by three Kent, CT selectmen; with order for delivery of pay to Joseph Pratt, signed with "X" by Hubbell; and with attestation of above via Hubbel's appearance before Justice of the Peace Jedidiah Hubbel.

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