Related to Laurens Henry: Richard Henry Lee
Lau·rens(lôr′ənz, lŏr′-), Henry 1724-1792.
American Revolutionary leader. A member (1777-1780) 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). After his release he helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris (1782-1784).
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