The Papers of Henry Laurens, Volume 15by David C. Chesnutt, C. James Taylor
The most distinguished American prisoner of war during the
Beginning with Henry Laurens's resignation from the presidency of the Continental Congress and concluding only days after his son's death in battle, The Papers of Henry Laurens, Volume XV offers insight into the life of the noted American politician during the pivotal years of the American Revolution.
The most distinguished American prisoner of war during the Revolution, Laurens's journal and narrative record his imprisonment and his continued loyalty to the Whig cause. Other events documented in the volume include the British invasion of South Carolina and the subsequent fall of Charleston as well as the British occupation of the state and the war in the South. Domestic political themes include factional and jurisdictional disputes in the Continental Congress and discussions in the South Carolina General Assembly over the issue of arming slaves and forming black regiments.
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