AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIER IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. [DORITY], THOMAS MACMADOROTHY. Manuscript Receipt Signed ("Thomas + McMadorothy/His Mark"), being a receipt for a gun "for the use of the Massachusetts Service,"

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AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIER IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
[DORITY], THOMAS MACMADOROTHY.
Manuscript Receipt Signed ("Thomas + McMadorothy/His Mark"), being a receipt for a gun "for the use of the Massachusetts Service,"

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AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIER IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
[DORITY], THOMAS MACMADOROTHY. Manuscript Receipt Signed ("Thomas + McMadorothy/His Mark"), being a receipt for a gun "for the use of the Massachusetts Service," 1 p, ink on paper, 46 x 169 mm, Natick, May 15, 1775, minor toning.

SIGNED DOCUMENT FROM AN AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIER JUST BEFORE BUNKER HILL. Thomas Dority "joined the eight month's service on 30 April 1775 in the company of Capt. James Mellen, in Col Jonathan Ward's regiment" (Quintal, Patriots of Color, p 94). Here he signs a receipt for a weapon, just weeks after joining, and weeks before the Battle of Bunker Hill.
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