Voucher of payment to Private Prince Simbo

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Created by
Wales, Eleazer, American, 1732 - 1794
Subject of
Simbo, Prince, American, ca. 1737 - 1810
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 6 1/2 x 8 in. (16.5 x 20.3 cm)
Type
vouchers
Place made
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 20, 1783
Description
A payment voucher consisting of a one page document with embossed lettering and handwriting in black ink on both sides. The text begins with "Hartford March 20, 1783" and concerns payment to the Revolutionary War soldier Prince Simbo.
The payment voucher appears to have been filled out by Eleazer Wales on behalf of Prince Simbo. A mark appears with "his" above it and "mark" below it, and "Prince" to the left and "Simbo" to the right of it. Wales' signature appears to the bottom left of the type.
Topic
African American
Military
Slavery
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.14.8
Rights
public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture