Lot 239    

Framed Rare Military Discharge Signed by George Washington,
2005, Historic Americana / June 9-10
one page, oblong folio, partially printed document. "Headquarters," November 1, 1783. Signed as Commander in chief of the forces of the United States of America. Washington certifies that Charles Foster of the late Pennsylvania Regiment is discharged for various causes (presumably he was medically unfit for further duty). Countersigned by David Cobb, Washington's aide-de-camp. Archivally framed together with a lithograph of Washington.

Provenance:  
Ex Paul Richards Autographs, Ex John Armiger Collection


Condition:  
Document deacidified and strengthened at the folds. Not examined out of frame.
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