Receipt to Juba Freeman
In 1777 Juba, a Milford, Connecticut, slave, enlisted in a segregated regiment of the Colony of Connecticut.
One-half of Juba's pay went to his master, perhaps to purchase his freedom. Juba, who took the name "Freeman" following his emancipation,
is buried in Milford Cemetery. A memorial to him and Milford's six other African American Revolutionary War soldiers is displayed in front
of the First Baptist Church in Milford. This receipt indicates the balance due to Milford for his service in the Continental Army.