John Laurens

John Laurens (October 28, 1754 – August 27, 1782) was an American soldier and statesman from South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. He gained approval by the Continental Congress in 1779 to recruit a brigade of 3000 slaves by promising them freedom in return for fighting. He died in 1782.

Read more about John Laurens:  Early Life and Education, Marriage and Family, Military Career: 1777–1780, 1781–82, Death, Connection To Thomas Paine, In Popular Culture, Legacy, Further Reading

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John Laurens - Further Reading
... Massey John Laurens and the American Revolution 2000, University of South Carolina Press ISBN 1-57003-330-7 ... Wallace The Life of Henry Laurens With a Sketch of the Life of Lieutenant Colonel John Laurens 1967, Russell Russell Publishers, ISBN 0-8462-1015-0 ...
Thomas Paine - American Revolution - Funding The Revolution
... John Laurens to France and is credited with initiating the mission ... Laurens, "positively objected" that General Washington should propose that Congress remunerate him for his services, for fear of setting "a bad precedent and an improper mode." Paine made influential acquaintances in ... Henry Laurens (the father of Col ...