Henry Laurens

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Henry Laurens (1724-1792) was an American statesman from South Carolina who played an important role in the politics of the American Revolution (1765-1789). He served as president of the Second Continental Congress from 1777-78 and presided over the passage of the Articles of Confederation. He also served as a peace commissioner for the Treaty of Paris of 1783.

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  • 6 Mar 1724 - 8 Dec 1792
    Life of Henry Laurens, a statesman from South Carolina during the American Revolution who served as president of the Second Continental Congress from 1777-78.
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