of Joseph Trumbull Esq., Com(missar)y Genl., 4,183 pound(s) of Flower [sic] for the Colony of New hampshire.” Son of Conn.
Jonathan Trumbull, Joseph Trumbull had been appointed first Commissary General, to ensure rations for Conn.
Obliged to “sell his land to support himself in old age and infirmity,” his petition reaching the desk of Sam Wyllys years later--The American Revolution in Indian Country..., Calloway.
Independently recorded in Forgotten Patriots – African American and American Indian Patriots in the Revolutionary War: A Guide to Service, Sources, and Studies, published by the D.Hillsborough opposed concessions to the patriots, personally dispatching the period’s first Royal troops to America.However, his ethnicity is unquestionable: some twenty years ago, the Hartford Courant - believed the oldest newspaper in continuous publication in America - published the following on him: “Kay Cambridge of Middletown [Conn.] enlisted for a three-year hitch in the Fifth Connecticut Regiment in May 1777.Old mounting on heavy cream, with pencil notation judged not later than about 1910: “Most of the Broadsides in this Collection were used in the Court Proceedings, brought against the Run away Slaves....” In period hand, in blue and brown inks, five annotations adding details of the girls’ appearance: “(Maria) is darker than a mulatto,” “(Susan) is a light mulatto” with “scar on her left elbow,” “(Harriet).handed,” and “Harriet is short but heavy.” Women of all three names appear in an exhaustive printed Letter and report from Lincoln’s Sec.
The Letter (88 pp., included on CD) describes an Office of Commissioners to administer “An Act for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia”: “...
In the disturbed state of the country..would be difficult to assign value to slaves...