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Lynch, Thomas (1749-1779) Receipt for 50 pounds

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04815 Author/Creator: Lynch, Thomas (1749-1779) Place Written: Charleston, South Carolina Type: Document signed Date: 22 August 1775 Pagination: 1 p. ; 17.3 x 19.3 cm.

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Summary of Content: Partially printed. Provided by South Carolina as legal compensation for an executed slave belonging to Lynch's father, Thomas Sr.

Background Information: Thomas Lynch, Jr., was a member of Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

People: Lynch, Thomas, 1749-1779

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Declaration of Independence SignerFinanceLawDeath PenaltyDeathSlaveryAfrican American History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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