Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 65,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Revolutionary war pay warrants

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09132 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 1 June 1780-1789 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Five Connecticut Line Continental Army, Revolutionary War pay warrants issued to African American soldiers. Signed by John Lawrence, treasurer of the State, and docketed every year to 1789 when interest was paid. Four of the five have signatures of or remainders of (due to punch cancellations) signatures of the soldiers on the verso. 10 pages total.

People: Lawrence, John, 1719-1802.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Military History, African American Troops, Continental Army, Soldier's Pay, Finance

Sub Era: The War for Independence