Muster roll of sixteen soldiers from Falmouth

Issued by
Freeman, Nathaniel, American, 1741 - 1827
Received by
Ely, Justin
Subject of
Cuffee, Paul, born 1755
Date
June 15, 1780
On View
Concourse 3, C3 053
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 12 5/16 × 7 15/16 in. (31.3 × 20.2 cm)
Description
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.
Place printed
Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Type
lists
Topic
Men
Military
U.S. History, Revolution, 1775-1783
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.97.22
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54e9eeea5-ca22-40e5-8284-d3320f7dfbcc
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