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Henry Laurens

Henry Laurens served as a President of the Continental Congress.  On a mission to France, the British took him prisoner and incarcerated him in the Tower of London.  After a brutal captivity he gained his freedom through a prisoner exchange.

Primary Sources

Laurens, Henry, Philip May Hamer, George C. Rogers, and David R. Chesnutt. The Papers of Henry Laurens. Vol. 12: Nov. 1, 1777 – March 15, 1778. 1. ed. Vol. XII. Columbia, S.C: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1990.


Wallack, David Duncan. The Life of Henry Laurens with a Sketch of the Life of Lieutenant-Colonel John Laurens. New York: Russell & Russell, 1967.

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