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Unknown Pay warrant to African American soldier

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09132.01 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Document signed Date: 1 June 1780-1789 Pagination: 2 p. ; 11.3 x 18.8 cm.

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Summary of Content: Sharp Liberty for eight pounds and five shillings. Signed "X"' by Liberty.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican American TroopsFinanceSoldier's PayContinental ArmyMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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