On the subject of Lauren's and aquatic tortoises
“I got you fam. So like when laurens was a kid he didn’t have any siblings or friends and his dad was kinda just whatever and his mom was…I actually don’t know much of anything about her :( because but I feel like I read somewhere she died young
Anywho so we have little John laurens smol bean chillin on this giant plantation that his dad owned (yes his dad owned several slaves and yes John Laurens was a hard core abolitionist) so he liked to draw and write and one day he stumbled across some turtles. So he was like hey these titles can be my friend! And he sketched them-he was a really great artist but the turtles he found were very weird looking turtles so most people just think he was a bad drawer.
And he wrote like a nature journal thing about them and those turtles sketches are John Laurens’s legacy.
I mean if you go outside the Hamilton fandom 97.8% of people will not even know his name, you might find 2% who know about the turtles and the other .2% know all about his awesome dream with the first black battallion and how passionate he was about treating all people like people.”
Huge props to @hamiltales for the information and the wonderful writing of this lol