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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Laurens, Henry 1724-1792. American Revolutionary leader. A member (1777-1779) and president (1777-1778) of the Continental Congress, he was captured by the British while en route to Holland to obtain aid for the colonists (1780). Exchanged for Cornwallis (1782), he also helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris (1782-1784).

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  • n. leader of the American Revolution and president of the Continental Congress (1724-1792)

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