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Issued by:
Nathaniel Freeman, American, 1741 - 1827  Search this
Received by:
Justin Ely  Search this
Subject of:
Paul Cuffee, born 1755  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 12 5/16 × 7 15/16 in. (31.3 × 20.2 cm)
Place printed:
Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
June 15, 1780
A handwritten American Revolution muster roll listing the names of seventeen soldiers from Falmouth, Massachusetts. The top of the list has information addressed to the Commissioner Justin Ely from the Superintendent Nathan Freeman. The list is drawn up as a table with seven columns: [Names / Description of Persons / Ages / Stature, feet, inches / Place of Abode / Regiment from which procured / Company from which procured]. The initial list has sixteen soldiers listed including, Paul Cuffee, an African American man. Below the list is the signature of Nathan Freeman, Superintendent for the County of Barnstable. Below his signature is the addition of a seventeenth name. The back of the document has additional address information.
African American  Search this
Men  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture