John Laurens

John Laurens

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Laurens was an American soldier and statesman from South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. John was born to Henry Laurens and Eleanor Ball in Charleston, South Carolina. He was the eldest of their five children who survived infancy. After tutoring at home and the death of his mother in 1770, John and his two younger brothers were taken by their father to England. John completed his education in Europe, first in London in 1771, then in Geneva, Switzerland in 1772. As a youth, John expressed considerable interest in science and medicine, but he yielded to his father's wish that he study law. In August of 1774 he returned to London to do so. His father returned to America but refused to let John return until two years later. In late 1776, John was obliged, "out of pity," to marry Martha Manning, the daughter of one of his father's London agents, and in December he sailed for Charlestonshow more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613490242X
  • 9786134902427