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November 21
Richard Johnson, a free black carpenter, was given a grant of 100 acres of land in Northampton County, VA, for importing two people under the headright system on this date in 1654.

French General Lafayette honored James Armistead, on this date in 1784, for his actions in the Revolutionary War. Armistead was a spy who participated in the operation that surrounded British Army leader, Lord Cornwallis, and led to the British surrender.

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