July 4, 1776

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Dated July 4, 1776: Earliest Known Document Naming an African-American Soldier in the New United States Rarity in July 24 NY auction A 6×8″ manuscript dated July 4, 1776, relating to black soldier Cuffee Dole’s plight near George Washington’s Cambridge headquarters, will appear in a New York auction on July 24. It is the earliest located document of the newly-independent United States which identifies [...]